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Alumnus Zachary Breitbach Receives 2018 LCGC Emerging Leader Award & 2018 ACS Young Investigators Award

March 8, 2018
Zach and Tony
Brothers Zach and Tony Breitbach. ©2018 Roy Engelbrecht

Clarke alumnus Zachary Breitbach ’05 was recently recognized with two awards.

Now in their 11th year, the LCGC Awards continue the tradition of honoring work by leading analytical scientists and up-and-coming scientists.  Breitbach received the 2018 “Emerging Leader in Chromatography” Award. This award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young separation scientist who has made strides early in his or her career toward the advancement of chromatographic techniques and applications. Breitbach’s award and contributions to the field were recently highlighted in the February 2018 issue of LCGC North America. View more information. 

Breitbach also received the “Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science” through the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry. This award was established to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a young chemist or chemical engineer.

Both awards were presented to Breitbach as part of the Pittcon 2018 technical program, which took place February 26 through March 1 in Orlando, Florida.

Breitbach obtained his BS in chemistry from Clarke in 2005. In 2010, he obtained his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from The University of Texas at Arlington. He then continued his career at UTA as a research engineering scientist and as a consultant to AZYP, LLC, a small business he cofounded in 2010. In 2016, he transitioned to an industrial career at AbbVie, developing new technologies and methods to support drug product development. He has published over 70 research articles, has been cited over 1400 times, and holds three patents related to the development of materials for chemical separations.

Breitbach is the brother of Tony Breitbach, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Clarke.