The SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovations Medal and Award (previously the Arnold O’ Beckman Award) is an annual award given to an individual for remarkable career achievements, with particular consideration being given to the development of new methods, techniques and high-impact applications in the field of electro-driven separations. The award is supported by SCIEX, a key driver in capillary electrophoresis technology and comprises of a Medal, a Diploma and a Monetary Prize.

Recipients are chosen by a Microscale Separations and Bio-analysis (MSB) Symposium Series selection committee that ranks the candidates according to the recommendation of peers and defined metrics (iCite from NIH). Evidence is presented for one or more of the following outstanding accomplishments:

  • Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation with an impact on electro-driven separations that has substantively advanced the field
  • Development of novel and important electro-driven methods or methodologies with significant beneficial applications in analytical sciences
  • Elucidation of fundamental phenomena involved in electro-driven separations
  • The work being recognized is current, meaning only research and achievements of the past 5 years are considered.

The deadline for nomination is September 30th, to be considered for the following year’s award. Nominations can be submitted at the MSB-Symposium Series website.

All candidates are considered in the selection process. The awardee is announced in November of each year. The award is presented annually during the following International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis in a special Award Plenary Session followed by a lecture from the recipient.

2019 AWARDEE to be announced soon!

“This annual Medal and Award sponsored by SCIEX acknowledges the accomplishments of those that have showcased exemplary uses of capillary electrophoresis,” said Jeff Chapman, Sr. Director, SCIEX. “Dr. Herr’s use of IEF on samples from single cells to discriminate between protein isoforms differing by a single charge has inspired many scientists, both utilizing and building upon using relatively simple designs that give powerful performance.”