The Power List 2017
Lead Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, Pennsylvania, USA.
I think the luckiest was having a very supportive boss at the start of my career. I’ve learned since then that few people help others to that extent.
Development and transfer of analytical methods to meet real-world needs are the highlights of my career, and QuEChERS in partnership with Michelangelo Anastassiades and others has been most prominent.
Nominator comment: “A dedicated civil servant and analytical chemist. When many of his classmates were pursuing careers in industry or academia, Steve always wanted to work in government for the sake of making a difference in the public service sector.”
Nominator comment: “He revolutionized food analysis through the QuEChERS extraction procedure. It has become the corner stone of pesticide analysis globally.”