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Members of the Family of Professor Milan Hutta immersed in sorrow, Friends, Ladies and Gentlemen

I have the honourable but sad duty to give voice to the farewell of the Steering Committee of the Central European Group for Separation Sciences at the funeral of Professor Milan HUTTA.

A FAREWELL TO PROFESSOR MILAN HUTTA (July 18, 1955 –February 20, 2021)

An eminent scientist and devoted teacher at university, Professor Milan HUTTA made substantial contributions to  the  field  of  separation  sciences  and analytical  chemistry.  His  inaugural  lecture  on Theoretical  and  practical  aspects of the separation of humic substances by combined methods of liquid chromatography given in 2012 evoked much attention. Milan HUTTA  was  appointed  Professor  of  Analytical  Chemistry  by  the  President  of  the  Slovak  Republic in  2013, becoming the guarantor of the master and doctoral study programmes, as well as the habilitation and inauguration procedures in analytical chemistry at the Comenius University in Bratislava.

Professor  Milan  HUTTA  was  a  great  colleague  and  a  good  friend  to  many  of  us,  with  a  kind  and  friendly personality,  always  available  when  someone  asked  for  support  and  never  short  of  a  good  word  of  encouragement for those around him.

As representative  of  the  Slovak  Chemical  Society  at  the  Central  European  Group  for  Separation Sciences, Professor Milan HUTTA developed a rich and fruitful scientific activity. His best remembered activity was  the  organization  of  the  24thInternational Symposium on Separation Sciences in Jasná – Low Tatras,  in  June 2018, organized with great commitment and much effort in such a beautiful place.

His colleagues and friends on  the Steering Committee of the Central European  Group  for Separation Sciencesgreatly appreciated his personal qualities, skills, character and attitude.

The success  of  this  symposium  as  well  as  the  entire  scientific  activity  and  permanent  cooperation  of  Professor Milan HUTTA were recognised by the Steering Committee of the Central European Group for Separation Sciences, awarding him with the Diploma and the Medal of Recognition of this Group at the next symposium held in Łódź, Poland, in September 2019.

We  have  lost  a  great  man  at  a  premature  age  when  he  was  in  the  full  force  of  scientific  creation. With  a  rich professional experience, he would still have had many ideas to realize in science, teaching, mentoring and advising the young generation.

Without knowing this at that time, the Jasná Symposium was a kind of farewell to all of us. We will remember him from this special and memorable event, with his smiling face and warm voice when we said goodbye. We will all miss him very much.

Rest in peace! Now he will have a place on the “In Memoriam” section of the CEGSS website.

In  deepest  sadness,  all  members  of  the  Steering  Committee  of  the  Central  European  Group  for  Separation Sciences express their sincere heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his colleagues and friends from the Comenius University  in Bratislava,  Faculty  of  Natural  Sciences,  Analytical  Chemistry  Department  and  particularly  also  to  his family, so hard tried by this great loss. The family lost a very kind and lovely member, wise and profound, who has always been their support and advice.

Dear  distinguished  Professor  Milan  HUTTA,  dear  family  members,  dear  colleagues  and  friends, the Steering  Committee  of  the Central  European  Group  for  Separation Sciences  says  to  you  “Goodbye”.

We will keep your memory alive

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The main aim of the Group is coordination and co-organization of international symposia on separation sciences within Central European Countries, by paying particular attention to:

  • To deepening cooperation among separation scientists within Central European countries;
  • To widening  cooperation of separation scientists from other European countries and oversea. To fulfill the above challenges, CEGSS should act as an umbrella institution for coordination and co-organization of symposia and conferences devoted to separation sciences in  general and to specific areas of separation sciences in particular. CEGGS should help identification and coordination of themes, dates and venues of meetings in order to prevent interference worldwide;
  • The rules for the meeting organization are as follows: One general meeting per year is supported by or held under the auspices of CEGSS. Organization of local or regional meetings should be concerted to prevent overlap and competition;
  • Registration fees and accommodation costs are to be kept as low as possible to allow the participation of as many young researchers as possible;
  • Special care should be taken of the young generation of separation scientists by offering awards at particular symposia;
  • CEGSS is an non-profit society;
  • CEGSS coordinates its activities with the European Society for Separation Sciences;
  • The activities and organization of CEGSS are based on mutual agreement of the member societies;
  • The seat of the Society is with the host of the current symposium;
  • CEGSS is ruled by a Steering Committee
  • Acting chairperson of the current symposium acts as the head of the CEGSS Steering Committee. She or he has duties and responsibilities to coordinate all activities in between two consecutive symposia;
  • Members of the Steering Committee communicate by electronic mail between and during the annual symposia;
  • At the meeting in Lipica, SLO (2006) the idea to establish a position of secretary was proposed to assist the acting head of CEGSS in his activities. Late Dr.  Nikola Šegudović was proposed as the first secretary. The rules of election remain to be elaborated;
  • In the near future, there will still be enough time, subjects, and space for the CEGSS activities in the form established so far;


Prof. Boguslaw Buszewski

President for 2019-2024

Prof. Dusan Berek

Honorary President

Dr. Virginia Coman

General Secretary 2019-2024

Dr. Irena Vovk

Chairwoman for 2019-2020


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