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Professor Guiochon Passed Away

Georges GuiochonDear Chemistry Community:

On October 21, 2014, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Distinguished Scientist Georges Andre Guiochon passed away in the arms of his wife with his daughters holding his hands.  After a successful bout against pneumonia, Professor Guiochon succumbed to neuromuscular failure due to Post-Polio Syndrome. His work as Professor in the Department of Chemistry since 1987 focused on the theory of non-linear chromatography and its applications in gas, liquid and supercritical fluid separation science.  His UT efforts garnered awards too numerous to list but included 2 from ACS and the LCGC Lifetime Achievement Award,  while he received honorary PhD degrees from the Universities of Pardubice, 1999; Ramon Llull, Barcelona 2002; Ferrara 2003; and Science and Technology, Liaoning 2010, and was inducted into the Spanish Academy of Science in 2011.  He published 5 books and about 1100 peer-reviewed papers while performing research with over a hundred graduate students and post-docs.

written by Dr. Lois Beaver, wife of Georges

Events Planned to celebrate the life of Georges Guiochon

1)    Lois’ family—funeral mass and lunch in Buffalo, NY   Friday, Nov. 28.

2)    Private interment in France at the Guiochon Family Crypt

Gathering in honor of Georges Guiochon

2:30 pm, Saturday, December 6, 2014

La Maison des Polytechniciens

12, rue de Poitiers


If you wish to participate, please respond by November 30 to:

Celebration of a Scientist

Saturday, March 14, 2015

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

If you wish to participate, please respond to to reach Rachel Rui, PhD, who will provide more information when it is available.