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Course Title: Advanced Gas Chromatography: Specialized Techniques
Categories: 1 - Gas Chromatography
Instructor(s): Mary Ellen McNally Course Number: 159
Affiliation: DuPont Crop Protection
Course Date: 03/20/2013 - Wednesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $480 ($680 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
The Course is an advanced GC course, sponsored by the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley. The objective of this course is to train a practicing chromatographer about specific techniques to solve unique problems using gas chromatography.

Target Audience
The course is geared to the advanced beginner and intermediate practicing chemist who uses GC but would like more in-depth training about speciality techniques. Headspace, microextration sample preparation, troubleshooting, quantitative analysis, inlet systems, multidimensional GC, high speed(fast) GC and modern data handling techniques will be addressed.

Course Outline
8:30 AM Introduction: Mary Ellen McNally - Comprehensive Two-Dimensional GCXGC
10:00 AM Break
10:20 AM Headspace Analysis
12:10 Lunch
1:00 PM Troubleshooting and FAST GC
2:30 PM Break
2:50 PM Optimizing Inlet Systems in GC or GC/MS Analysis
4:40 PM Questions and Wrap Up

Course Instructor's Biography
Dr. McNally is a Technical Fellow at the Stine Haskell Research Center for the Crop Protection Products business unit of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co, Inc. in Newark Delaware. Her main research areas are in the field of separations, sample preparation and sensors. Most of her work has been focused in the environmental area, both in environmental fate of agricultural products, ultra-trace level analysis and detection as well as analysis associated with manufacturing and process development. Mary Ellen received her Ph.D. from Villanova University under the direction of Bob Grob and held a postdoctoral positon at the University of Georgia under L. B. (Buc) Rogers. Dr. McNally has over forty publications in her areas of expertise, including a book entitled Supercritical Fluid Technology: Theoretical and Applied Approaches in Analytical Chemistry, coedited with Frank Bright. Dr. McNally received the American Microchemical Society Steyermark Award for her work conducted in the field of microanalysis. She has received the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Award for contributions to theory, instrumentation and applications to the field of chromatography and service to the organization. Mary Ellen also received DuPont’s highest award for marketing along with a team of chemists for contributions to trace level analysis of DuPont Agricultural Products. McNally received the Scientific Leadership Award from DuPont, a peer nominated and peer selected award in 1994.. This award afforded her the opportunity to initiate her interest and work in sensors, first at Imperial College in London working in capillary electrochromatography and LC and CE on a microchip. Secondly, at the Molecular Engineering Cooperative Research Center of CSIRO in Sydney Australia working in the area of black lipid membranes and biosensors in the first quarter of 1998. Mary Ellen has been recognized for her contributions to the field of supercritical fluids by the Midwest Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Discussion and the Tri-State Analytical Supercritical Fluid Discussion Groups at the Pittsburgh Conference in New Orleans. Dr. McNally is a member the editorial advisory board for LC-GC magazine and a former member of the Instrumentation Panel and the Advisory Board for the journal of Analytical Chemistry and the editorial board of Talanta. She belongs to the American Chemical Society, the Division of Analytical Chemistry and the Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations, the American Institute of Chemists, the Association of Official Analytical Chemists(AOAC), the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Committee E-19 on Chromatography, the American Association of University Women, the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley as well as Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi Honor Societies. She has served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, the Department of the Navy and Department of Energy and for the following journals: Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Chromatography, Journal of Chromatographic Science, Journal of Microcolumn Separations, Journal of Agricultural Chemistry, the Journal of AOAC, Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, Talanta and Applied Spectroscopy. Eric Pavlich is a Technical Product Specialist for Agilent Technologies, Inc. in the Chemistries and Supplies Division.  Eric has spent the last 9 years dealing with many aspects of chromatography including sales and support of GC and HPLC systems.  Prior to becoming involved with Chromatography, he was a graduate from the University of Arkansas and has prior laboratory experience in diverse number of markets.  These include cosmetics, polymer research, and pharmaceutical testing.  In his current position, he is responsible for supporting the Agilent field personnel in providing application assistance and product recommendations for customer use.