Following the State-of-the-Art Analytical Technologies at Pittcon 2016

Editorial Article
February 22, 2016
By Freya Leask

SelectScience spoke to Dr Chuck Gardner, Program Chair of Pittcon 2016, to find out his thoughts about the upcoming conference

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, or Pittcon, aims to “sponsor and sustain educational and charitable activities for the advancement and benefit of scientific endeavor”. With over 16,000 attendees from over 90 countries, it is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science. SelectScience are excited to be attending this show, and spoke to Program Chair Dr Chuck Gardner, to find out his thoughts.

Dr Gardner is the director of product management at ChemImage Corporation, where he is working on the “application of standoff hyperspectral imaging to the detection of chemical, biological and explosive threat materials on environmental surfaces”. He has been attending Pittcon since 1980. “I’m always looking for new products that will solve a nagging problem that I or my colleagues are facing”, he explained, “and every scientist should come to Pittcon 2016 to see and hear from other scientists on how the work they present, or the products they supply, can improve the quality of their own work”.