Message from the 2019 Program Chair

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Eastern Analytical Symposium program for 2019.  EAS will be returning to the Crowne Plaza Conference Center in beautiful Princeton/Plainsboro, New Jersey for our third year!

The theme for this year’s symposium is Enhancing Analytical Chemistry with Sustainable Solutions.  Plans are well under way for technical presentations in more than 50 invited and contributed sessions on a wide variety of analytical science subjects.  Among the topics planned for this meeting are the role of analytical chemistry in green chemistry, automation and process analytical chemistry in pharmaceutical development, multi-dimensional and hyphenated analytical techniques, surface chemistry gene and cell therapies, forensic science, analytical chemistry in cultural heritage, and many more!

At this year’s meeting, EAS is proud to be honoring six scientists for their groundbreaking research.  Professor Jennifer S. Brodbelt will be receiving the 2019 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry, Professor Peter de Boves Harrington for Outstanding Achievements in Chemometrics, Professor Joseph J. Pesek for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science, Professor Lucio Frydman for Outstanding Achievements in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Professor Ishan Barman for the EAS Young Investigator Award, and Professor Joel M. Harris will receive the prestigious EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry.  Award winners will be participating in special scientific and technical sessions highlighting their research as well as the research of chosen colleagues in their fields.  These are exciting sessions not to be missed!

EAS is pleased to welcome to the 2019 Symposium the NJ ACS Women’s Chemistry Committee, the Chinese American Chemistry Association, and the HPTLC Association.  These groups will be joining EAS for the first time and will be arranging scientific sessions highlighting the research of their members and colleagues.

Do you have interesting, novel, scientific research and data that you would like to present?  Please consider submitting an abstract for this year’s contributed program.  Beginning on March 1, EAS will be accepting abstract submissions online.  All abstracts are peer-reviewed to ensure high-quality and scientific rigor.  Abstracts may be submitted for the oral technical session or for the electronic poster sessions.  Last year’s electronic poster sessions were a huge success with over 70 poster presented in vivid color and detail on 55” high-resolution LED monitors!

The Eastern Analytical Symposium is an excellent opportunity to see the latest technology and research in analytical chemistry, network with colleagues, and reconnect with friends in your field.  Please mark your calendars to come celebrate analytical science with us in 2019!

Matthew Wood
2019 Program Chair