James W. Jorgenson
The Power List 2021
Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (retired)
Predictions? Relatively inexpensive handheld quantitative chemical sensors of high selectivity and sensitivity would be a most welcome development, especially for at-home use by the general public. This is probably more than 10 years in the future.
Heroes? As a youngster my hero was Jacques Cousteau, and I dreamed of being a marine biologist. As a young scientist, my principal mentors were Prof. Milos Novotny and Prof. Royce Murray.