Hans-Gerd Janssen receives GC×GC Award
This month professor Hans-Gerd Janssen, who is affiliated with Unilever and Wageningen University, received the 2020 GC×GC Award. Originally, Hans-Gerd was meant to receive the award at the GC×GC symposium in Riva del Garda (Italy) in May 2020. However, this meeting was cancelled and the US version of the GC×GC symposium was held virtually from June 7th – 11th, 2021.
Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) has seen immense progress in the last 25 years and Hans-Gerd Janssen received this (near-) Lifetime-Achievement Award for his continuous contributions to the development of the field.
Hans-Gerd’s contributions have indeed been sustained and significant. He was among the early adopters (and adapters) of GC×GC when he was associate professor at the TU Eindhoven and part-time scientist at Shell, where he worked with GC×GC pioneer Jan Blomberg and later with Jan Beens (UvA/VU). After joining Unilever in 2001 and the University of Amsterdam (part-time) in 2004 Hans-Gerd continued to contribute to advancements in GC×GC, as well as other chromatographic and hyphenated techniques.
The spectacular developments in GC×GC underline the importance and vitality of the field of gas chromatography. Because of his mastery of theory and practice, Hans-Gerd Janssen is expected to keep making exciting contributions from his new Wageningen habitat.
We cordially congratulate Hans-Gerd with this recognition for his contributions to the field!