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Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta

The Power List 2017


Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta

Hamish Small Chair in Ion Analysis, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, USA.

Motivation
Curiosity, with eventual utility as the propellant.

Proudest moment
Every time I hood the latest PhD recipient. Each one is a greater accomplishment than the last – they are cumulative!

What makes a successful inventor?
Convincing others something is a good idea when you know in your heart you can’t distinguish a good idea from a bad one! (Your head convinces you otherwise).

Nominator comment: “He is one of the most innovative people I have ever met.

Nominator comment: “Dasgupta is a visionary and has contributed significantly to wide-ranging areas, including arsenic detection, perchlorate detection, dried blood spot analysis, and, most importantly, to ion chromatography.


Part of the Power List 2017

The Magnificent Tens

The Magnificent Tens
After 2016’s celebration of women in analytical science, we return to the Top 100 for 2017.
But there’s a twist. This summer, we asked you to nominate scientists in ten categories – from the stars of separation science, to omics explorers, to the mentors training the next generation.

Go to The Power List 2017

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