Dr. Joseph Pesek

Professor, San Jose State Univ

He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1966 and Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1970.  He was a visiting research professor at Ecole Polytechnique, in Paris, Universite d'Aix-Marseilles, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and the University of Queensland Department of Pharmacy in Brisbane Australia. He was named a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Scholar in 1991 and in 2001.  Dr. Pesek has received numerous (60) research and educational grants since he began his academic career.  He ha 235 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 3 patents related to HPLC stationary phases) developed. The unique feature of the HPLC column technology covered by the patents is a modifiable silica hydride surface resulting in unique chromatographic capabilities.  He has received the CSUPERB award in Biotechnology, EAS Award in Analytical Chemistry, ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institut