Awards

The Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award

Organizers
Fu-Tyan Lin, The Pittsburgh Conference

Titles
08:30 AM   Introductory Remarks -
08:35 AM   Presentation
08:40 AM   Development of Analytical Devices and Procedures Consistent with Green Chemistry
09:15 AM   Revisiting Chromatographic Quantitation in a Digital Age
09:50 AM   Capillary Zone Electrophoresis for Bottom-Up Proteomics
10:25 AM   Recess
10:40 AM   Instrumentation and Mechanism of Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry
11:15 AM   Capillary Liquid Chromatography: Active Temperature Control and Neuroscience Applications


Overview
Janusz Pawliszyn, University of Waterloo, will receive the 2017 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award presented by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.

The primary focus of Professor Pawliszyn's research program is the design of highly automated and integrated instrumentation for the isolation of analytes from complex matrices and the subsequent separation, identification and determination of these species. Currently his research is focusing on elimination of organic solvents from the sample preparation step to facilitate on-site monitoring and in-vivo analysis. Several alternative techniques to solvent extraction are investigated including use of coated fibers, packed needles, membranes and supercritical fluids. Dr. Pawliszyn is exploring application of the computational and modeling techniques to enhance performance of sample preparation, chromatographic separations and detection. The major area of his interest involves the development and application of imaging detection techniques. Professor Pawliszyn has supervised 45 PhD and 64 MS students and he is an author of over 550 scientific publications and a book on Solid Phase Microextraction. His Hirsch Index (H-index) is 85.

The symposium will emphasize new development in Analytical Chemistry including sampling, sample preparation, separation and detection techniques including optical spectroscopic and mass spectrometry. The emphasis will be placed on miniaturization and integration of steps facilitating on-site determination. Various areas of applications will be discussed including environmental, food, bioanalytical chemistry and medicine. The Green Chemistry principles will be emphasized.