František Švec

Talk Title: History and recent developments in monolithic devices for chromatography of pharmaceuticals

Frantisek Svec received both degrees B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (Czech Republic). In 1976 he joined the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague. He joined the faculty at the Cornell University in 1992. Since 1997, he was appointed at the University of California, Berkeley and affiliated with the Molecular Foundry of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was professor at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2014-17. He accepted position at Pharmaceutical Faculty of the Charles University in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic in 2017. Dr. Svec authored over 520 publications that produced over 25,000 citations and an h-index close to 100. He edited 2 books, and authored 75 patents. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Separation Science and the Separation Science Plus. monoliths. F. Svec is best known for his research in the area of monoliths and their use in applications including liquid chromatography, electrochromatography, supports for solid phase chemistry, enzyme immobilization, and microfluidics.  For these pioneering works, he received numerous awards and distinctions.