The Power List 2021
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Predictions? Further development of sample preparation and ion mobility/mass spectrometry instrumentation will have a dramatic impact on the practice of analytical chemistry. The number of new approaches based on rapid chromatography-MS, direct sample preparation-MS and direct sample introduction-MS will grow. Miniaturization of MS and front end devices will result in devices facilitating on-site multicomponent analysis, resulting in rapid diagnostic tools in hospitals, rapid screening methods for food quality determinations, and monitoring approaches for the environment.
Advice? Do not follow the beaten track – explore your own ideas and work with scientists who share your passion for your particular research direction.