Professor Tadeusz Górecki
University of Waterloo | Professor
Tadeusz Górecki is a professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo (ON). He obtained his M.Sc. Engineer (1981) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees from the Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, and the Professor of Chemical Sciences degree (2009) from the President of the Republic of Poland. Prof. Górecki’s main research area is separation science, with a particular focus on comprehensive two‐dimensional gas and liquid chromatography (GC×GC and LCxLC), passive sampling, and environmental analysis. He is the author/co‐author of 25 books/book chapters, over 160 papers published in peer reviewed journals, nearly 290 conference contributions (including more than 60 invited presentations) and 6 patents. He is the recipient of the Waksmundzki Medal awarded by the Committee on Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the contributions to separation science, and the winner of the 2017 GCxGC Lifetime Achievement Award at the 41st International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & the 14th GCxGC Symposium. His papers have been cited nearly 6000 times.
The workshop will introduce the participants to the fundamentals of chromatographic separations. After discussing the basic concepts, the focus will shift to gas and liquid chromatography. Instrumentation will be discussed, including hardware, sample introduction systems, detectors, columns and stationary phases. Special attention will be paid to the coupling of GC and HPLC with mass spectrometry. Principles of method development will be explained, including steps required for proper quality assurance/quality control. The workshop will conclude with an overview of multidimensional separation methods, including comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) and liquid chromatography (LC×LC).