SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovations Medal & Award

The Society for Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (SMSB) is delighted to announce that Prof. Hervé Cottet is the recipient of the 2024 SCIEX Microscale Separations Innovation Medal Award for current and breakthrough research in the field of electrodriven separations. This annual award is given to a separation scientist who (recently) developed new methods, techniques and/or high-impact applications in the field of electrodriven separations regardless of career stage. The award will be presented at the 40th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (MSB) in Brno, Czech Republic, May 19-22, 2024, during a special plenary ceremony.

Recipients of this prestigious award in electrodriven separations are chosen by a Selection Committee established by the SMSB Board of Directors, who ultimately ranks the candidates according to recommendation of peers and defined metrics. Hervé Cottet, from the University of Montpellier, has been selected as winner of this award based on his recent work published in Analytical Chemistry (, which describes the use of capillary electrophoresis (CE) and Taylor Dispersion Analysis (using CE equipment) for the characterization of surface charge, size and polydispersity of lipid nanoparticles. Over the last years, Hervé Cottet has developed several groundbreaking microscale techniques and approaches for the characterization of challenging samples such as nanoparticles, aggregates, and ultrahigh molar mass polyelectrolytes. Lately, he also evaluated critical parameters for the construction of efficient and reproducible successive multiple ionic-polymer layers coatings.

Are you eager to know more about Hervé Cottet’s work, in addition to presentations focused on other exciting and innovative microscale separation studies, in particular from young and talented scientists? Are you interested in actively contributing to discussions at oral sessions that have ample question time (which is a unique and integral part of talks given at MSB, see Are you looking for an environment that allows the seamless integration of science and leisure? Then, we strongly encourage you to attend MSB 2024 in Brno!

Jaroslav Janák Medal and Award

Since 2014, the Jaroslav Janák Medal and Award for the Development of Analytical Chemistry has been awarded by the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic to scientists who have made a significant contribution to the development of analytical chemistry through their work.

The 2024 Jaroslav Janák Medal and Award will be presented to Prof. Milos V. Novotny and Prof. Andras Guttman.

Young Scientists Award

The awards were presented to a graduate student(s) or postdoctoral fellow(s) giving an oral presentation at MSB 2024 listed below. An international jury of scientists was judging the qualified presentations and chose a winner.

MSB 2024 Young Scientists Award Nomination:

Antonín Bednařík, Brno, Czech Republic
Constantin Blöchl, Leiden, The Netherlands
Zahia Bouchelaghem, Orléans, France
Christoph Gstöttner, Leiden, The Netherlands
Mathilde Jégo, Orsay, France
Ignaas S.M. Jimidar, Brussels, Belgium
Hany A. Majeed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jasmin Schairer, Aalen, Germany
Egzontina Shabani, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Denisa Smolkova, Brno, Czech Republic
Ruben Szabó, Debrecen, Hungary
Dora Szerenyi, Veszprem, Hungary
Rebeka Török, Veszprem, Hungary
François-Xavier Vidal, Lyon, France
Tobias Waldmann, Aalen, Germany
Delaram Zohouri, Orsay, France

Best Poster Award

The award(s) were presented to a MSB 2024 participant(s) actively presenting a poster during the poster sessions. All presenters were eligible for consideration. An international jury of scientists was judging the qualified presentations and chose a winner.

Photogallery of Award Session