Jaromir (Jarda) Ruzicka

Jardais a Professor  Emeritus at the Department of Chemistry, University of Washington Seattle, and Affiliate at the Department of Oceanography University of Hawaii. He is member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences. Born in Prague in 1934, he graduated from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University and from Department of Nuclear Chemistry Czech Technical University. In 1968, when Soviets occupied Czechoslovakia, he emigrated to Denmark. There, he joined The Technical University of Denmark, where he coinvented Flow Injection with Elo Hansen and was installed at a newly created Professorship in Analytical Chemistry by Queen Margrethe II. In 1987, Jarda became professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. Where his research continued at Center for Process Analytical Chemistry until 2005 when he retired and moved to Hawaii.

His publications include two monographs and over 250 papers. His professional awards include the Talanta Medal, the Torben Bergmann Medal of the Swedish Chemical Society, the Gairn Medal of the European Society of Engineers, the Waters Award, the Silver Medal from Charles University, the Medal of University of Warsaw, Honorary Membership in the Japanese Society for Analytical Chemistry, the Scientific Award by the Japanese Society for Flow Injection Analysis, Fulbright Professorship served in Czech Republic, Hanus Medal of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science, and Memorial Medal of The Czech Technical University. In 2015 he was awarded the Gold Medal by his Alma Mater, the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic for his collaboration with Faculty of Pharmacy.

Jarda lives with wife his Petra in Honolulu, while their children and grandchildren live on mainland US, in Germany, and Denmark. His hobbies were tennis, snowboarding and long distance coastal navigation, and presently writing and watercolors.

Petr Chocholouš

Petr Chocholouš received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Analysis from the Charles University, where he was Dalibor Šatínský and Petr Solich postgraduate student. He spent seven months at the University of Washington as a postdoctoral fellow, where he worked under the supervision of the father of Flow Analysis – prof. Jarda Růžička. His current position is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University.

His research interests have spanned a wide range of topics in Flow Analysis and related methods. His career started in 2002 with the born of Sequential Injection Chromatography (SIC), a chromatographic technique hyphenating commercial monolithic column with Sequential Injection Analysis. The technique gradually developed – eliminating weak points of the manifold and utilizing various monolithic or particle packed columns into the flow method for multi-component analysis getting closer to HPLC. He has utilized long-term experience with Flow Analysis to develop flow manifolds for both sample pretreatment and sample analysis, study mechanisms of chromatography, online SPE, and characterization of new SPE sorbents. The methods typically target pharmaceutical analysis, bioanalysis, and oceanography.

Graham Marshall

2021-11-25-15-37-59.jpgGraham Marshall received Ph.D. (Analytical Chemistry) from University of Pretoria where he studied under Prof Koos van Staden. Graham began his career in South Africa where he worked for 13 years at Mintek - a research laboratory for the Mining Industry.  At Mintek, he reached the position of Assistant Director of Analytical Science. While at Mintek, he spent a year at the University of Washington at the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry.  During this year, Graham worked with Jarda and they published the seminal paper on Sequential Injection Analysis.  After immigrating to the USA in 1995, Graham joined Global FIA. At Global FIA, Graham has been involved in all aspects of the company’s management and operation including software development, manufacture, method development, instrument design, marketing and sales.   Graham’s passion is finding flow-based solutions to measurement challenges in discussion with colleagues and customers and inspiration from Creation where many of these challenges have already been solved.