George G. Guilbault

  • From:

    National University of Ireland

  • Year:

    1983

  • Subject:

    Life Science

  • Award:

    Potts

  • Citation:

    For developing improved techniques for simpler, less expensive determination of substances of biological instances.

George G. Guilbault is the Chair Professor of Analytical Chemistry at University College Cork, Ireland. Prior to this appointment in 1995, Dr. Guilbault spent 29 years at the University of New Orleans as Research Professor of Analytical Chemistry. He originated the field of biosensors in 1961 when he described the first immobilized enzyme prototype, a system used by NATO as its Nerve Agent Alarm from 1963 until 1985. In 1969, he described the first potentiometric biosensor for urea assay. He has been involved in many types of biosensor research: new immobilization methods for binding antigens, enzymes, antibodies and other biological compounds; electrochemical, piezoelectric and fiber optic transducers for use in biosensor in the gas phase. He has written widely in the field of biosensors.

Dr. Guilbault received his B.S. in 1958 from Loyola University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Princeton University, in 1959 and 1961, respectively.

Information as of 1983