Wolfgang Goetzinger, Amgen,
passed away Sept 6 2015 after battling with cancer since January. Wolf was an indispensable part of CoSMoS for 8 years beginning in 2007 in Chapel Hill. His broad scientific acumen, wealth of insights especially in separations science and his guidance in how best to build the Society itself will be missed. Wolfgang arrived in the US in 1993 to become a post-doctoral researcher for four years in Professor Barry Karger’s group at the Barnett Institute (Northeastern University, Boston). The following nine years were spent at ArQule before joining the Discovery Analytical department in Amgen Research in 2006 where he was Director of Molecular Characterization.
Brian McCarry, McMaster University,
passed away July 2013. In addition to his position as the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Environment and Health since 2000, Brian was acting Chair of Biology at McMaster University, and Chair of Clean Air Hamilton, dedicated to improving air quality to improving the health and quality of life by promoting realistic, science-based decision-making and sustainable practices. He fit in with the CoSMoS group immediately as a guest chair and presenter and knowledgeably engaged discussion on a wide number of topics in view of his varied expertise.
Uwe Neue, Waters Corporation,
passed away December 2010. He became a well-recognized authority in chromatography. Aside from his scholarly efforts, books, and numerous publications, he also played a significant role in helping to establish the Conference on Small Molecule Science. Since the first year Uwe at times chaired or organized what became a most popular recurring session examining the theoretical underpinnings of applied chromatography. Thanks to Uwe, the session and discussion workshops featured some of the great names as participants.