Bioanalytical Living Legend
Sitting Down With... Barry Karger, James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry and Barnett Institute Director at Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA.
Rich Whitworth |
Take us back to the beginning...
I got my undergraduate degree in 1960. And I guess the main reason I chose to enter the world of analytical chemistry was the influence of my senior thesis professor at MIT – L. B. “Buck” Rogers. He passed away more than 20 years ago, but he was a very well respected analytical chemist, particularly in separations. I then went onto Cornell University and worked for another big name – Donald Cooke. The field of gas chromatography was just beginning, and I built my own flame ionization detector triggered by work Jim Lovelock had published in 1961. The other part of my thesis was fundamental work on optimization separations using time normalization. Around that time, a guy I’d never heard of from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris wrote to me in broken English and started using some of my data. I finally met Georges Guiochon in 1964.
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