AES Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
2019 Hsueh-Chia Chang
Bayer Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, USA

For his broad contributions to the field of non-equilibrium electrokinetics that have led to new micro- and nanofluidic technologies for integrated biochips, service and leadership as Founding and Chief Editor (2007-2018) of the AIP journal Biomicrofluidics, mentorship of researchers, and technical contributions spanning academia and industry.

2018 Norman Dovichi
Grace Rupley Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, USA

For the development and fundamental characterization of cutting edge, often unconventional analytical instrumentation for capillary electrophoresis, and application to the most challenging biological applications such as the Human Genome Project.

2017 Ron Pethig
Professor of Bioelectronics
School of Engineering
The University of Edinburgh
+44 07709 766656

For his exceptional experimental, theoretical and entrepreneurial contributions to make Dielectrophoresis a mainstream technology. As of 2017, Prof. Pethig has published more papers and has been cited more times on Dielectrophoresis than any other researcher in history. Furthermore, the second, third and fifth most published authors to date in the field were all his former PhD students.

2016 Jean-Louis Viovy
Professor and Research Director
Macromolecules and Microsystems in Biology and Medicine Laboratory
Institut Curie, Paris, France

For sustained development of electrokinetic methods in both capillary and microchip formats and application of these advances to biomedical research.

2015 Cornelius Ivory
Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor
The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Washington State University

For major advances in alternative electrophoretic focusing methods, including those employing gradients of velocity, electric field, conductivity, and temperature, all of which have potential for protein purifications.

2014 Pier Giorgio Righetti (see below for clarification)
Full Professor
Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chmica “G. Natta”
Politecnico di Milano

For developing isoelectric focusing in immobilized pH gradients, multicompartment electrolyzers with isoelectric membranes, membrane-trapped enzyme reactors, temperature-programmed capillary electrophoresis and combinatorial peptide ligand libraries for detection of the low-abundance proteome. With an h-index of 60 his work has received citations ranging from 1000 to 1200 per year from 2005 to 2012.

2013 none
2012 Nancy Stellwagen
Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
2011 Kelvin H. Lee
U Delaware
Gore Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
University of Delaware