Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Radboud University, The Netherlands
The secret to a successful interdisciplinary collaboration? Diversity in all aspects facilitates a broad and open-minded approach to various problems. Diversity in expertise, gender, and cultural backgrounds are all important assets to a successful interdisciplinary collaboration.
Biggest challenge facing the field? Finding young analytical scientists with a strong analytical chemistry education to join a diverse team and address complex challenges that require interdisciplinary approaches.
Most exciting development or trend? The immense progress and acceptance of Artificial Intelligence. AI brings a fantastic opportunity to boost analytical chemistry, data science, and chemometrics. It has the potential to revolutionize the way we tackle global transitional challenges – by enhancing our understanding of the problem, suggesting measurable solutions, and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of implemented measures.