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Lutgarde Buydens

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.

Part of the Power List 2021

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Welcome to our annual celebration of the world’s most influential analytical scientists!

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Part of the Power List 2016

Top 50 most influential women

With three somewhat provocative Power Lists behind us (but certainly not forgotten), we once again forge ahead with our mission: to prove just how impactful and diverse our field is by sharing the passions, pivotal moments and predictions of brilliant scientists who continue to shape our future.

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Part of the Power List 2015

100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2015 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of analytical science. Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within our sometimes undervalued field?

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Part of the Power List 2013

100 most influential people

That’s the question we posed to ourselves – and then to you – over two months ago, ahead of open nominations and a painstaking judging process. Here, without further ado, we celebrate the answer.

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