Daniel W. Armstrong
The Power List 2021
R. A. Welch Distinguished Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Instrument you couldn’t live without? Perhaps the simplest, most overlooked answer to this question is the analytical balance. Probably no analytical chemist could do much of anything without it. I would guess that no one has indicated this essential device, but rather put forward much more expensive and grandiose instruments. In that vein, I would say we couldn’t have conducted much of our research without HPLC-mass spectrometers.