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Janusz Pawliszyn

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.

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 2017

The Magnificent Tens

The Magnificent Tens
After 2016’s celebration of women in analytical science, we return to the Top 100 for 2017.
But there’s a twist. This summer, we asked you to nominate scientists in ten categories – from the stars of separation science, to omics explorers, to the mentors training the next generation.

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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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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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