- Room: Skyline Ballroom
- Session Number: 1-6
Monday, March 02, 2020: 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
The Pittcon Heritage Award is awarded annually by the Science History Institute and the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) to recognize outstanding contributions to the instrumentation and laboratory supplies community. The long-term objective is to establish the Pittcon Heritage Award as the premiere award in the instrumentation and laboratory supplies community, and to encourage emulation, inspire achievement and promote public understanding of modern sciences, industries and economies.
The winner of the 2020 Pittcon Heritage Award is Stan Stearns from VICI Valco. Stan Stearns is the founder and director of research of the VICI Group of companies.Through his storied career, Stearns has garnered 48 patents and has won the R&D 100 Award for two of his products. Additionally, his published authored/co-authored works include 34 papers and two book chapters. Stan Stearns continues to lead VICI into the next 50 years of scientific advancement, currently with over 500 employees worldwide at multiple locations in the United States, Switzerland, Italy, and Canada.