LeRoy Sheldon Palmer (1887 - 1944) His work is generally credited for popularizing Chromatography and providing specific applications which sparked interest in the area
The Palmer Award was created to recognize and to encourage the art and science of Chromatography, in particular as to how it is relates to the membership of the MCF. It is given to those individuals whose professional, as well as scientific accomplishments have fostered progress in the Separation Sciences. The award consists of an inscribed plaque and has been presented at our Spring Symposium since the 1980's.
In order to be considered for the Palmer Award individuals must be nominated. Nominations must be received by the Chair of the Palmer Award Committee and will remain active for three years. The committee will then award the winner via blind balloting.
Past Five Winners 2019 - Paul Mahaffy: NASA Goddard Space Center 2018 - Doug Raynie: South Dakota State University 2017 - Tony Borgerding: University of St. Thomas 2016 - Dwight Stoll: Gustavus Adolphus College 2015 - Stephen Weber: University of Pittsburgh