March 5-9, 2022
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA USA

2021 Award Recipients

Honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy.

Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award

Isao Noda
University of Delaware
Wednesday, March 10, 8:30 am

The Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award is given annually to a researcher who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in spectroscopy.

Isao Noda was chosen based on his outstanding contribution in the advanced understanding and applications in the field of spectroscopy, his leadership in the scientific community, and his mentorship of young scientists. His research interest is in the broad area of polymer science and vibrational spectroscopy.

Additionally, his creative and prolific contributions to both molecular spectroscopy and polymer science through the development and application of Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy, has become very widely used worldwide for materials characterization.

His many patents, large number of published journal articles, and three coauthored books indicate the breadth and significance of these accomplishments from both academic and industrial perspectives.

For these highly significant accomplishments, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh proudly confers this award.

Biography
Born in Japan, Isao Noda received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and D.Sc. from the University of Tokyo. After retiring from P&G, he has held positions at University of Delaware and a biotechnology company Danimer Scientific. His research interest is in the broad area of polymer science and vibrational spectroscopy.


Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award

Richard A. Yost
University of Florida
Thursday, March 11, 8:30 am

The Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award was established to recognize a scientist’s significant contributions to the field of Analytical Chemistry including; introducing of a significant technique, theory or instrument or providing exceptional training or a fertile environment for progress in Analytical Chemistry.

Professor Yost is widely recognized as a world leader in the field of mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry, most notably for his co-invention of the triple quadrapole mass spectrometer, which has revolutionized important measurements impacting human health and well-being in the fields of drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, environmental studies, and biological analyses.

He has also pioneered the development of other instruments now widely used in commercial systems, including the ion trap, laser microprobe, and ion mobility tandem mass spectrometer.

For these seminal and groundbreaking contributions, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh is proud to confer this award.

Biography
Dr. Yost is University Professor and Head of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Florida and directs the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics. He has received the ASMS Award for Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry, the MSACL Award for Distinguished Contribution to Clinical Mass Spectrometry, and the Florida Academy of Sciences Medal.


Ralph N. Adams Award

Andrew Ewing
University of Gothenburg
Monday, March 8, 8:30 am

This year’s recipient of the Adams Award is Professor Andrew G. Ewing of the University of Gothenberg, Sweden. Professor Ewing leads pioneering work in small-volume chemical measurements at single cells, electrochemical detection for capillary electrophoresis, novel approaches for electrochemical imaging of single cells, and new electrochemical strategies to separate individual nanometer vesicles from cells and quantify their contents. In addition, his group also is pioneering the development and application of mass spectrometry imaging for subcellular and neurochemical analysis. He has supervised the over 60 doctoral students and over 35 post-doctoral associates over his 37-year academic career and continues to be an active researcher.

The selection committee was impressed with Professor Ewing’s problem solving and collaboration and his mentoring of a large number of scientists, many of whom have continued in academics.

Biography
Andrew Ewing, BS St. Lawrence University, PhD from Indiana University, postdoc University of North Carolina, Professor and Lloyd Huck Chair Penn State University, and then Professor at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is a Wallenberg Scholar, and an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, class 4, Nobel Class. Focusing on the neuronal process of exocytosis, Ewing and his group have pioneered small-volume chemical measurements at single cells and vesicles.


Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award

Robbyn K. Anand
Iowa State University
Wednesday, March 10, 8:30 am

Award overview coming soon.

Biography
Robbyn K. Anand is the Suresh Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University in the Department of Chemistry. The Anand research group has developed methods for single-cell analysis, electrokinetic separations in complex media, and voltammetry at bipolar electrodes. Prof. Anand is the founder of the Midwest Retreat for Diversity in Chemistry.


Pittcon Heritage Award

Peter Hupe
Retired – Agilent Technologies
Monday, March 8, 4:45 pm (immediately proceeding Wallace H. Coulter Lecture)

This award recognizes individuals in the instrumentation and laboratory supply industries who, through their entrepreneurship and/or innovations, have provided scientists and technologists with the tools needed for discovery. His founding and leadership of Hupe-Busch eventually leading to Agilent Technologies High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Business. His technical and business contributions in the area of Preparative Gas Chromatography, his role in the founding of the respected HPLC Series of International meetings and his academic accomplishments as the Chair of Instrumental Analysis and Professor at the Free University of Amsterdam are further recognized in being the recipient of the Pittcon Heritage Award.

Biography
Peter Hupe was awarded his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe. He eventually founded Hupe + Busch Co., specializing in chromatographic instrumentation and ultimately becoming part of Agilent Technologies. Peter received a chairship at the Free University of Amsterdam, during which time he remained exceptionally active within the scientific community.


ACS Advances in Measurement Science Lectureship Awards

Chaoyang Yang
Xiamen University
Tuesday, March 9, 1:40 pm

Biography
Professor Chaoyong Yang received his PhD from the University of Florida under the guidance of Professor Weihong Tan. After postdoc training in Professor Richard Mathies’ group at UC Berkeley, he joined Xiamen University where he is now a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical Biology. He serves as an Associate Editor for ACS Applied Bio Materials.

Perdita Barran
The University of Manchester
Tuesday, March 9, 2:50 pm

Biography
Professor Perdita Barran serves as Chair of Mass Spectrometry in the School of Chemistry and is Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometry at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, The University of Manchester, UK. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has authored over 140 publications in peer reviewed journals which have been cited over 4000 times.

Kevin Plaxco
University of California, Santa Barbara
Tuesday, March 9, 4:15 pm

Biography
Kevin Plaxco is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, which he joined in 1998 after studies at Caltech, Oxford, and the University of Washington. He serves on the scientific boards of multiple biotechnology firms, and has written a popular science book on Astrobiology.


ACS Analytical Division Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science

Robbyn K. Anand
Iowa State University
Tuesday, March 9, 8:30 am

Biography
Robbyn K. Anand is the Suresh Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University in the Department of Chemistry. The Anand research group has developed methods for single-cell analysis, electrokinetic separations in complex media, and voltammetry at bipolar electrodes. Prof. Anand is the founder of the Midwest Retreat for Diversity in Chemistry.


American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Analytical Chemistry

Mark E. Meyerhoff
University of Michigan
Wednesday, March 10, 8:30 am

Biography
Mark E. Meyerhoff received his B.A. in Chemistry (1974) at Lehman College (CUNY) and his Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo (1979). He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1979 and was promoted to full professor in 1990. He is currently the Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry.


The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) Award

Building Bridges across the Science/Business and America/China

Emmi Zheng
Smith+Nephew
Wednesday, March 10, 1:30 pm

Biography
Dr. Emmi Zheng received her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently an R&D Scientist at Smith+Nephew. Emmi has ten-year bioanalytical method development experience based on HPLC and HPAC techniques, and has published 27 peer-reviewed scientific articles, having eight papers as first author.


Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award

Apryll Stalcup
Dublin City University, Ireland
Tuesday, March 9, 8:30 am

Biography
Professor Apryll Stalcup, currently in the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University, pioneered the use of novel chiral additives (e.g., sulfated-β-cyclodextrin, heparin and quinine) in capillary electrophoresis and characterization of surface-confined ionic liquids across a wide application range (reversed phase, normal phase, ion exchange and ion exclusion).


Coblentz Society – Williams-Wright Award

Ian R. Lewis
Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc., An Endress+Hauser Company
Thursday, March 11, 8:30 am

Biography
Ian R. Lewis earned a BSc in Chemistry and Chemical Technology and a PhD in Vibrational Spectroscopy and Polymer Science (University of Bradford, UK). He moved to the USA as a Research Scientist (University of Idaho), and joined Kaiser Optical Systems in 1996 where he is currently Director of Marketing.


The LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award

Paul Haddad
University of Tasmania
Friday, March 12, 8:30 am

Biography
Paul Haddad is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia, and was the foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS). He is best known for his research on the theory, mechanism and applications of ion chromatography, and computerized approaches to method development.


The LCGC Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award

Erik Regaldo
Merck & Co., Inc.
Friday, March 12, 10:40 am

Biography
Erik L. Regalado is a Principal Scientist in AR&D at Merck Research Laboratories where he leads the Method Screening and Purifications group. His research focuses on analytical and preparative enabling technologies that accelerate development of new pharmaceuticals, including automated method screenings, multidimensional chromatography, high-throughput analysis, and ultrafast and computer-assisted separations.


SEAC – Royce W. Murray Award

Robbyn K. Anand
Iowa State University
Thursday, March 11, 2:50 pm

Biography
Robbyn K. Anand is the Suresh Faculty Fellow at Iowa State University in the Department of Chemistry. The Anand research group has developed methods for single-cell analysis, electrokinetic separations in complex media, and voltammetry at bipolar electrodes. Prof. Anand is the founder of the Midwest Retreat for Diversity in Chemistry.


SEAC – Charles N Reilley Award

Keith J. Stevenson
Kolkovo Institute for Science and Technology
Thursday, March 11, 1:40 pm

Biography
Professor Stevenson is Full Professor and Provost at the Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology in Moscow, Russia. His interests are aimed at elucidating and controlling chemistry at interfaces vital to many energy storage and energy conversion technologies. He has published over 275 papers, five patents, and six book chapters.

 

 

 
 

 

 

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