Category: EAS Blog

In Memoriam: Richard Saferstein, Ph.D

It is with great fondness that we remember Richard Saferstein, Ph.D, who passed away on July 28, 2017. Dr. Saferstein served as President of EAS in 1989 and presided over the move from NY to NJ. He continued to work on the EAS Board tirelessly for many years. Dr. Saferstein retired in 1991 from the New Jersey State Police as Chief Forensic Scientist after heading the NJSP Forensic Science Bureau for 21 years. He was a leading national expert and author in the

The move to Princeton

Earlier this year, EAS President Justin Pennington announced our move to the Crowne Plaza Princeton-Conference Center and Hotel in the Princeton area. The move from Somerset, after more than 25 years, may have been a surprise to regular attendees but it had been planned for some time. While we valued the relationships we had built with the staff at the hotels and exhibit center, we thought that the GSEC was no longer an adequate space for our exposition.   Large exhibits

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

Welcome to 2016!

The year 2016 promises to be an exciting one for EAS. We’ll have some new features in the Program, Short Courses, and Expo while holding on to favorites from years past. More about what’s new will be shared over the next few months. One new thing that we can talk about right now is our 2016 theme: “Analytical Chemistry Opens Doors.” This theme grew out of my recognition that it’s been more than five years since I’ve been an analytical

In Memory of Prof. Joseph Caruso

Joe Caruso passed away November 23, 2015 at the age of 75. Prof Caruso had joined the University of Cincinnati in the late 60’s, after a one-year post-doc at the University of Texas Austin and had remained on the faculty since then. He graduated more than 80 graduate students during his tenure. Best known for his work on elemental analysis, his research was centered on metal toxicology and biology. He was a world-renowned expert on HPLC-ICP-MS which he used to

Analytical Innovation from Benchtop to Business

Tempus fugit!  Exciting times at the 54th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition are rapidly approaching.  Registration is now open for EAS, to be held Nov 16-18, 2015 in Somerset, NJ. Be sure to register before October 15th to receive the discounted rate. An event not to be missed is the plenary lecture by Nobel Laureate Professor Kurt Wüthrich entitled “From Basic Research in NMR to Use in Daily Human Life.”  The plenary lecture is scheduled at 4:30 pm on Monday, November 16

Nobel Laureate Prof Kurt Wüthrich to give the 2015 Plenary Lecture

What an honor it will be to welcome a Nobel Laureate to EAS! Kurt Wüthrich was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2002, shared with John Fenn and Koichi Tanaka, “for his development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for determining the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules in solution”.  He conducted his work at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland, and at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA.  His biography on is well

IYL 2015: Join the Global celebration of the Weekend of Light over 25-28 September 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) has already reached over a hundred countries and millions of people worldwide. Activities are taking place on all continents, and more and more events are being added to the global calendar. Coming soon will be a truly spectacular series of events taking place worldwide during the Weekend of Light from Friday 25th to Monday 28th September. This four day period will see a remarkable series of activities of all kinds

An appreciation of Professor Phyllis Brown (1924-2015): a path less traveled

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest that you reap but by the seeds that you plant”  Robert Louis Stevenson. Professor Phyllis Brown passed away on July 8th, 2015. She was a pioneer in the field of separation science and the application to biological and clinical samples. She was a very well- known and popular member of the analytical community. She was also the recipient of the 2006 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science. Professor Brown came to

In Memoriam: Dr. Vincent Venturella

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of long time member, and past president of EAS, Dr. Vincent Venturella, on Dec. 16, 2014, at the age of 84. Vince was active with the EAS until the end, and he and his wife, Mary Lou, rarely missed the symposium. He had held many positions on committees over the years, including serving as President in 1993. Vince also taught short courses on cGMPs and method validation at

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