The Power List 2021
Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Biggest challenge? COVID-19 and the climate crises have made it clear that society is demanding a major and accelerated science effort to cope with global challenges. However, without meaningful analytical data there can be no meaningful progress. We will have to collaborate beyond the conventional boundaries of the current technologically-oriented subdomains, such as spectrometry or chromatography. As analytical chemists, we have used and further developed artificial intelligence and data science already for decades. This experience will prove invaluable to accelerate and consolidate the ever-larger volumes of analytical data into sound and meaningful information that can mitigate major global challenges.