The CASSS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science recognizes contributions to the fields of separation science and technology. The award consists of $500, a plaque, an invitation to speak and reimbursement of travel expenses to a major international symposium where the award is presented. (The award presentation venue varies. Past examples include the HPLC and ISC symposia.) A nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to the fields of separation science and technology with particular consideration given to developments of new methods and techniques.
CASSS, which began in 1983 as the Bay Area Chromatography Colloquium, honors its history with this award. This award has a long tradition with the first being presented in 1995.
Once a year (typically in early spring), Directors, Associate Directors, and all previous CASSS award winners are asked by the chair of the CASSS Academic committee to nominate a living person that meets the award citation requirements. Members of the CASSS Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination.
SELECTION OF THE WINNER
Each Director, Associate Director, and all previous winners vote for every nominee in ranked order, starting with x (x = the total number of nominees) for their first choice. This means that each ballot must have a different number from x down to 1 associated with each candidate. The top candidate in each ballot receives 3 “bonus” points and the second candidate 1 “bonus” point in the final counting. The votes of those who do not assign all numbers as required are not accepted. The nominee with the highest number of points is the award winner. The winner is then asked by the chair of the academic committee to accept the award and is invited to come to the Bay Area. The award winner collects the award and gives a lecture at a major international symposium.