Steve Groskreutz is a recipient of the 2017 CACA Student Excellence Award (sponsored by Shimadzu). Steve’s contributions to separation science include development of novel methodologies for targeted multi-dimensional liquid chromatography, and expanding the role of temperature in liquid chromatography through active temperature control. Stephen has been awarded with one patent and published 10 peer-reviewed research papers and two review articles. His work has been presented in 31 national and international conferences. These awards will be formally presented to the three winners at the Pittcon Conference & Expo to be held during March 5-9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.