The Pittcon Hall of Fame

Pittcon Hall of Fame

The Pittcon Hall of Fame at Pittcon 2008 in New Orleans.

CHF is proud to present this Web version of the Pittcon Hall of Fame, which honors the legends among scientific instrument makers, including all recipients of the Pittcon Heritage Award. The brief biographies featured in the popular display at the annual Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) were expanded and produced in this form in response to requests from conference attendees.

CHF thanks the American Chemical Society (ACS), which granted permission to adapt the biographical information for these Web pages, and Declan O’Reilly, former Charles Price Fellow in Polymer Chemistry at CHF, for his contributions.

CHF gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for this undertaking and thanks the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy for giving CHF the opportunity to be a partner in maintaining the Pittcon Hall of Fame.

 

Members of the Pittcon Hall of Fame

Robert W. Allington

Alfred Bader

Walter S. Baird

John Townsend Baker

C. Eugene Bennett and Aaron Martin

Arnold O. Beckman

Howard Cary

Wallace Coulter

Keene P. Dimick

Charles Elmer and Richard S. Perkin

Robert Finnigan

Chester G. Fisher

Kathryn Hach-Darrow

Maurice Hasler

George and John Hatsopoulos and Arvin Smith

William Hewlett and David Packard

Leroy Hood

Masao Horiba

J. O. Jarrell

Walter Jennings

Frank Martinez, Jr.

Erhard Mettler

David Nelson

David Schwartz

Genzo Shimadzu, Sr. and Jr.

Arthur H. Thomas

Russell Varian and Sigurd Varian

Paul A. Wilks, Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to winners of CHF’s awards, including

  • Arnold Beckman, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000)
  • Robert Allington, winner of the Pittcon Heritage Award (2005)
  • Carl Djerassi, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000), the AIC Gold Medal (2004), and the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturer (1995)
  • Gordon Cain, winner of the Petrochemical Heritage Award (1997)

Listen to their extraordinary stories today!

 

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