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J. E. Lovelock
J. E. Lovelock was one of the early pioneers in gas chromatography. He graduated in chemistry from Manchester University, obtained his Ph. D. in medicine at the London School of Hygiene and was later awarded his D. Sc. in Biophysics at the University of London. He then joined the Medical Research Council with whom he remained for twenty years. In 1954 he was at Harvard Medical School and in the late 1950s became a visiting scientist at Yale University. He was professor at the University of Houston (1961-1964) and since 1964 has acted as a free lance scientist. J. E. Lovelock has published over 200 papers in medicine, biology, gas chromatography and atmospheric science. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1975 and has received many awards for his work, particularly in the field of chromatography. He invented three forms of the argon ionization detector and, in particular, the electron capture detector which is probably the most sensitive gas chromatography detector in use today.