University Professor, Canada Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Making the most out of your invention… Find the “killer application” – the application that is not addressed well by current technologies.
The decade’s most important development? Improvements in sample preparation, mass spectrometry, and ion mobility.
Biggest challenge facing the field? Designing portable devices to facilitate on-site, bedside, and in-vivo applications.
Most exciting development or trend? Sustainable analytical chemistry technologies.
Missing from the toolbox? Simple rapid screening devices. Instrument companies are focusing on development of high performance expensive instrumentation for solving scientific challenges leading to important discoveries, however, analytical chemists also need smaller, low cost devices capable to perform high throughput, hopefully on-site determinations.
Controversial opinion? Non-experts should not run analytical chemistry courses.
Book for scientists? Physical Chemistry textbook.