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2017 – EAS is MOVING!

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EAS is moving to Princeton. President-Elect Justin Pennington announced that EAS 2017 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Princeton – Conference Center in Plainsboro, NJ. This facility is well suited to the size of the symposium and expo and will allow all activities to take place under one roof. We are sad to leave the venues in Somerset that have hosted EAS since the 90′s but we are excited to open a new chapter in Princeton. SAVE these DATES:

Call for Posters Opens March 1st

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We invite you to be part of the 2017 program by contributing a paper for a poster presentation.  EAS seeks contributions from scientists in all areas of analysis, which make its program uniquely strong. ORAL Abstract Submissions – March 1 - May 26, 2017POSTER Abstract Submissions – March 1 – September 1, 2017 We hope you will consider joining us; click here for submission details. Join us at the 56th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition November 13-15, 2017 at our NEW venue The Crowne

2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science

Christopher J. Welch is Science Lead for Analytical Chemistry within the Process Research & Development Department at Merck & Co., Inc. in Rahway, NJ.  Chris leads the New Technologies Review and Licensing Committee (NT-RLC), the organization that oversees identification, acquisition and evaluation of new technologies of potential value to Merck Research Laboratories.  Chris also leads the MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program.  He received his BS degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and a

2017 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in NMR

Dr. Bernhard Blümich is professor of Macromolecular Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University, Germany since 1993. He holds a Master of Science degree (1976) in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., a Diploma in Physics (1977) and a PhD in Physical Chemistry (1981) from Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. He was a member of staff at the Department of Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth (1983), Germany, and then at the Max Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz

A tribute to Herk Felder (1951-2016)

The EAS family has lost one of their own: Hercules Felder passed away this month, too soon; he was 64. We’ve all been stunned by this news. Herk was a pillar of the organization, a pioneer and, true to his first name, a force of nature. Herk had been with EAS for 35 years, serving as EAS’ first African-American president in 1994 and continued to actively support EAS even after retiring from a successful career in NJ and moving to

Message from the 2016 President of the Governing Board

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“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings Welcome to the 55th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition (EAS).  Our theme this year, “Analytical Chemistry Opens Doors,” was chosen as I mused on the varied career paths that the Governing Board members have taken.  We all have

EAS 2016 Final Program & Abstract Book are now Available

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Download the 2016 EAS Final Program and check out our complete list of short courses, the Technical Program including the award, invited and contributed oral sessions, the six honorees of the EAS Awards, Plenary Speaker and more! Our Abstract Book has now been finalized – thanks to all who contributed.  Click here to download the pdf file (it’s a large file please be patient).   

American Microchemical Society Benedetti-Pichler Award

Merlin Bruening is a Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University.  He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1989 and an M.S. in Chemistry in 1990 from Brigham Young University.  In 1995, Dr. Bruening obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rohovot, Israel, where he worked under the direction of Abraham Shanzer.  After an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M University with Richard Crooks, Merlin joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1997. 

EAS/CoSMoS Proudly Present – Method Development Olympics!

Are you interested in a challenge?  Would you enjoy designing experiments and competing against other state of the art laboratories developing an analytical method to characterize an unknown sample?  If so, the EAS/CoSMoS Method Development Olympics (MDO) 2016 is the challenge for you!  Judges will evaluate results based on accuracy and amount of ancillary information discovered as well as the creativity of the method development approach. Click here for more details and to submit an application.

2016 New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Gold Medal Award

Professor James G. Fujimoto obtained his bachelors, masters, and doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979, 1981, and 1984, respectively. His doctoral research was under Prof. Erich Ippen in the area of ultrafast optics. He is currently the Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and on the faculty of the Research Laboratory of Electronics and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at M.I.T.  His research interests include femtosecond laser technology and biomedical optical imaging. He has co-founded

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