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Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award

About the Award

The purpose of the Award is to honor the memory of Csaba Horváth and recognize his contributions to HPLC, including his interest in fostering the careers of young people in separation science and engineering. The award includes an invitation to speak at the next year's symposium, a grant to support travel to that meeting, and a trophy engraved with the winner’s name. The award is sponsored by HPLC, Inc.

Eligibility Criteria

All presenters of oral contributions (excepting past winners) who are less than 35 years of age at the time of their lecture are eligible for consideration. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g., passport, driver’s license).

To Apply

Upon submission of your abstract, please select the box that states, "I would like to be considered for the Csaba Horváth Award." The abstract deadline for oral consideration is February 20, 2022.

Selection Process

The Scientific Committee selects abstracts for inclusion in the oral program. An Award Jury judges the eligible presentations and chooses a winner. The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony. HPLC, Inc. will present the award to the winner which will consist of a trophy, an invitation to give a lecture at the next year's HPLC symposium, and a travel grant.

About Csaba Horváth

Professor Csaba Horváth (1930-2004) was born in Hungary and graduated in chemical engineering from the Budapest Institute of Technology. After receiving his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt under the direction of Prof. Halász, he immigrated to the United States in 1963 and started research at the Harvard Medical School. In the following year, Dr. Horváth moved to Yale where he designed and built the first high performance liquid chromatograph to demonstrate the feasibility and potential of HPLC in bioseparation sciences. He chaired the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yale from 1987 to 1993 and was named as Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1998. Professor Horváth contributed close to 300 publications to the field of separation sciences and had nine patents. His main topics were all fundamental aspects of separations, including instrumentation, stationary phase designs, and mechanisms of separation processes, as well as their application mainly to biological and biomedical research, especially for the high-resolution separation of proteins and peptides.

Past recipients of the Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award


HPLC 2006 San Francisco, USA                Norma Scully, University of Cork, Ireland

HPLC 2007 Gent, Belgium                         Caterina Temporini, University of Pavia, Italy

HPLC 2008 Baltimore, USA                       Jude Abia, University of Tennessee, USA

HPLC 2009 Dresden, Germany                André de Villiers, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

HPLC 2010 Boston, USA                              Jesse Omamogho, University College Cork, Ireland

HPLC 2011 Budapest, Hungary                 Matthias Verstraeten, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

HPLC 2012 Anaheim, USA                          Stefan Bruns, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

HPLC 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands     James Grinias, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA

HPLC 2014 New Orleans, USA                   William Black, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA

HPLC 2015 Geneva, Switzerland              Andrea Gargano, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

HPLC 2016 San Francisco, USA                Simone Dimartino, University of Edinburgh, UK

HPLC 2017 Prague, Czech Republic        Bob Pirok, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

HPLC 2018 Washington, DC, USA            Martina Catani, University of Ferrara, Italy

HPLC 2019 Milan, Italy                                Sebastian Piendl, Leipzig University, Germany