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Join PID Analyzers, AIHCE, and Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society for a reception in honor of Dr. Jack Driscoll on Sunday, May 15, 2011, 6 to 7 PM at the Hilton Portland Exec & Towers, Portland, Ore., recognizing him as a major contributor to the field of Industrial Hygiene (IH) by utilizing his skills as a chemist. Dr. Jack Driscoll is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Real-Time Detection Systems Committee, a member of the American Chemical Society, and is called the father of photoionization.

The presentation will include the story of how Driscoll, the founder of HNU Systems Inc., commercialized the technology of photoionization in 1973, which was initially designed for field use by industrial hygienists. Three years later, Driscoll applied the technology to gas chromatography for lab-based applications.

Other speakers include Geoff Hewitt of Ion Science Americas, speaking on the history of photoionization and the early days at HNU Systems, Inc., and Phil Smith PhD, CIH-USDOL-OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center, speaking on the impact of photoionization-based instrumentation on the field of industrial hygiene.

This is an open event for local area chemists, local area industrial hygienists, and attendees/exhibitors of AIHCE ’11. To attend the event, please RSVP by e-mail to Jennifer at pidgirl@gmail.com.

PID Analyzers, Inc., www.hnu.com

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