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Sergio C. Nanita

The Power List 2018


Sergio C. Nanita

Principal Investigator, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

Early inspiration
I chose industry because its fast-paced R&D delivers products that improve quality of life. It has been gratifying to contribute fit-for-purpose innovations in analytical sciences, while experiencing the entire product commercialization process.

Research 
As a mass spectrometrist, my current research focuses on developing state-of-the-art analytical methods and providing chemical structure elucidation expertise for the discovery, development, and support of products from various businesses segments of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, from Biomaterials to 
Animal Nutrition.

Scientific heroes 
My most influential mentor is R. Graham Cooks (Purdue University, USA).

Objective
Develop and apply effective analytical chemistry solutions to advance DuPont R&D programs and deliver renewable 
bio-based products that benefit society and the environment. 

Nominator comment: “Sergio has established himself as a leader in the analytical sciences. He is well-known for his efforts toward demonstrating flow injection MS methods, particularly in quantitative analysis of pesticides. He truly enjoys what he does and makes time to mentor other people within Dupont and outside of the company.”


Part of the Power List 2018

The Fab Forty

The Top 40 Under 40 Power List returns to celebrate the gifted young scientists making waves in analytical science. Here we present the rising stars of the field (in alphabetical order), as nominated by our readers and shortlisted by our independent judging panel.

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