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Thomas Jefferson

Our research group employs experimental and theoretical engineering approaches to investigate chromatographic separation problems and develop new materials and processes for bioseparation applications. We are especially interested in studying the relationship between adsorbent characteristics, biomolecular structure, and mass transfer and in the optimization of process chromatography for the recovery, separation, and purification of biomolecules. Our current projects are sponsored by: NSF, Bio-Rad Laboratories, MedImmune, Ajinomoto, Merck & Co., Inc., Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the NIH Biotechnology Training Program at the University of Virginia.



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  1. Protein Chromatography: Process Development and Scale-Up, to order a copy go to the link: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-3527318194.html

  1. PREP2014 -  27th International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography will be held in Boston, MA, on July 20-23, 2014 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, chaired by Prof. Giorgio Carta. www.prepsymposium.org

  1. Carta Group alumnus Ernie X. Pérez Almodóvar (Ph.D. ’12) was named as a winner of the inaugural International Adsorption Society Award for Excellence in the Ph.D. Dissertation.  The award was created to provide recognition to exceptional young scientists or engineers who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding quality, achievement, and impact in the area of adsorption, broadly defined.  The award consists of $1,000, a certificate citing the accomplishments of the recipient, and an allowance to attend the triennial International Conference on the Fundamentals of Adsorption (FOA) of the IAS and present the recipient’s research in a plenary session.  The award is given triennially, so represents the best dissertation over a three year period, not only the preceding year.