Francisco Radler de Aquino Neto
The Power List 2020 – South America
Head of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory, Coordinator of the Laboratory for the Support of Technological Development and Emeritus Professor, Organic Chemistry Department, Institute of Chemistry, Federal University of Rio De Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
About: Francisco Radler de Aquino Neto finished his doctorate in organic chemistry at UFRJ in 1978, going on to complete postdoctoral internships at both the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France, and the University of Cambridge, UK. He has received many accolades and awards throughout his expansive career, with his research covering many different fields – from drug doping and indoor air quality control, to molecular organic geochemistry and the characterization of emissions, waste and effluents.
Nominator comment: Francisco Radler is one of the most influential researchers in analytical chemistry in Brazil. He has a long and solid career exploring useful applications of chromatography and MS, ranging from geochemistry to sports doping control. He is the man responsible for the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory, which is undoubtedly a great source of pride for the region, having been able to operate for more than 30 years with extremely high standards.