Message from the 2018 Program Chair

The 2018 Eastern Analytical Symposium celebrates the value of analytical science in the world at large. Themed “Analytical Solutions to the Worlds Problems”, the program combines talks over a wide variety of applications including water quality, food safety, forensic analysis, human health and disease, cultural heritage, mobile measurement, proteomics, pharmaceutical analysis, metabolomics, materials and the environment. The application oriented talks are matched by presentations dedicated to the advancement of the specific analytical techniques of measurement including HILIC, mass spectrometry, multi-dimensional chromatography, GC, solid state NMR,  ion chromatography, LIBS, ICP-MS, SFC, solution state NMR, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy and microscopy. Focusing on the complete skill set practitioners require, EAS also has talks on regulatory affairs, compliance, CRO/CMOS and lab management.

In addition to the contributed and invited program, EAS recognizes the scientific achievements of a renowned group of analytical chemists, presenting six different awards honoring both developers and practitioners of key analytical methods.  We are thrilled to present Linda Mc Gown of Rensselaer Polytech Institute the Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry, Chris Pohl of Thermo Fisher Scientific the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Separation Science, Yinsheng Wang of University of California Riverside the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry, Clare Grey of Cambridge University the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Magnetic Resonance, Kerri Pratt of the University of Michigan the Young Investigator Award and Stephen Cramer of the University of California Davis the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Vibrational Spectroscopy.

Tying into the theme of “Analytical Solutions to the World’s Problems” EAS is both highlighting Green Chemistry and “going green”. Our keynote presentation is by John Warner of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. This institute is dedicated to finding chemical solutions which are superior to conventional technology both economically and environmentally. Additionally, there will be a session on Green Analysis chaired by Joe Foley of Drexel University. I urge you to submit an electronic poster, oral presentation or very simply plan to attend. The EAS 57th symposium will have a large analytical impact with a reduced environmental burden. Please join us for our fantastic exploration of the analytical sciences in Princeton, New Jersey this November. 

Christina Robb
2018 Program Chair