SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovation Medal Award for current and breakthrough research in the field of electrodriven separations

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 electrodriven separations. The award is supported by SCIEX, a key driver in capillary electrophoresis technology and comprises a medal, a diploma and a monetary prize.

Recipients are chosen by a Selection Committee established by the SMSB 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 electrodriven separations that has substantively advanced the field
  • Development of novel and important electrodriven methods or methodologies with significant beneficial applications in analytical sciences
  • Elucidation of fundamental phenomena involved in electrodriven 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 using the contact form.

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.

The award is generously supported by SCIEX, key driver in the capillary electrophoresis business after integrating the Beckman Coulter CE team in 2013. The SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovation Medal Award for current and breakthrough research in the field of electrodriven separations is one way that SCIEX celebrates the spirit of scientific innovation that is critical to the advancement of microscale separations.

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. The company’s global leadership and world-class service and support in capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry have made it a trusted partner to the thousands of scientists and lab analysts worldwide who are focused on basic research, drug discovery and development, food and environmental testing, forensics and clinical research.


SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovation Medal Awardees

Detlev Belder (2020)

Aaron R. Wheeler (2019)

Amy E. Herr (2018)