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Marcel J E Golay
Dr. Marcel J. E. Golay was one of the pioneers of gas chromatography. He introduced the theory of dispersion in open tubular columns (capillary columns) and demonstrated their efficacy at the Second International Symposium on Gas Chromatography at Amsterdam in 1958. Marcel Golay obtained his licentiate in Electrical Engineering at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule in 1924 and his doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1931 and has received various international awards in chromatography He worked in a number of instrument and electrical research laboratories and while acting as a consultant to the Perkin Elmer Corporation invented the Golay infrared sensor, which, at the time was the most sensitive infrared sensor available and helped establish the company as a major source of infrared technology. He also extended the theory of preparative columns and examined the properties of various chromatography sampling systems. The open tubular gas chromatography column is the most popular analytical gas chromatography column in use today.