Dr. Ir. Tom A. van de Goor
R&D Manager

Liquid Phase Separations Business

Life Science Group
Agilent Technologies
Waldbronn, Germany

Title: Microfluidic components driving performance in Liquid Chromatography

The microfluidic technology development has been compared to the revolution in microelectronics, where both performance and price point have benefitted from developments in the semi-conductor industry. The vision of a Lab-on-a-chip is however still far away and has shown to be technologically complex and commercially challenging.

In this presentation, examples of microfluidic products and product components will be discussed as they relate to liquid chromatography. They fall in 3 categories: 1. Miniaturization for sample limited applications; 2. Miniaturization to improve analytical performance; 3. Miniaturization to integrate functionality to reduce cost.

Dr.Ir.Tom A.van Goor


Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, 12/1992

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

B.S. Chemical Engineering, 12/1987

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Agilent Technologies / Hewlett-Packard, 1992-present

Technical management and scientific contributor at the Central Research Laboratory in Palo Alto, USA.

Research & Product Development Management in multiple business divisions both in the US and Germany.

Areas of Expertise: Separation Science, Chromatography & Electrophoresis, Mass Spectrometry, Ion-sources, Microfluidics, Life Science Applications, Omics, Pharmaceutical Analysis


Over 35 peer reviewed publications, 3 book chapters, 10 patents, invited speaker at over 100 conference contributions (oral and poster presentations)