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Department Held Symposium in Honor of Prof. Guiochon

The Department of Chemistry hosted a symposium “Celebration of a Scientist” on Saturday, March 14 in Buehler Hall 511 from 10 to 12pm to honor the late Professor Guiochon. Guiochon is a much celebrated chemist, a chromatography pioneer, and a distinguished scientist. He passed away on October 21, 2014 at the age of 83.

Guiochon received the M.S. degree in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, and the Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Paris. He was a Professor of chemistry at Ecole Polytechnique until 1985 and at the University of Paris VI or Universite Pierre et Marie Curie until 1984. He then moved on to Georgetown University, Washington, DC, from 1984 to 1987, and he was appointed a UTK/ORNL Distinguished Scientist in June 1987. Before he passed away, Guoichon was a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, also a Senior Scientist with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Division of Chemical and Analytical Sciences, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Family and friends flew in from all over the world and gathered inside the chemistry building today to not only celebrate Guiochon’s scientific achievements but also his life as a father, a husband, a friend, and a colleague. Six invited presentations were given by Guiochon’s students, collaborators, coworkers and his wife Lois Beaver. To access presentation materials, please contact Rachel Rui at

Some press releases about Guiochon

View gallery of images from symposium.