2024 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science

Dr. Nelu Grinberg recently retired following an eminent career in research chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry.  An internationally known expert in analytical chemistry, with an emphasis on chromatography, spectroscopy, and chiral separations, he was a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Chemical Development Department at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in Ridgefield, CT until January 2017.  Prior to this, he worked for sixteen years in the Analytical Department at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, NJ, where he was a Senior Research Fellow.  Dr. Grinberg has authored and co-authored over 160 publications, including articles and book chapters, and has lectured and conducted courses worldwide. 

Along with being Co-Editor of the Advances in Chromatography series, he is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Techniques, and Editor of both the Chromatographic Science book series and the Supramolecular book series.  Dr. Grinberg is also a member of the Board of the Connecticut Separation Science Council and was a recipient of a Koltoff Fellowship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  In recognition of his achievements, Al. I. Cuza University in Iasi, Romania elected him an Honorary Member of their University Senate. 

Dr. Grinberg obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Technical University of lasi in Romania. He conducted post­doctoral research with Professor Barry Karger at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and with Professor Emanuel Gil-Av at The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.