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Luigi Mondello

Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry; Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences Department, University of Messina, Italy

Attracting talent…Broadly speaking, more opportunities should be put in place, for researchers to progress in their careers and to benefit from funding. But analytical science should be promoted as one of the most technologically advanced and interdisciplinary branches of chemistry, offering effective tools to face global challenges in security, nutrition, and human well-being. Finally, the numerous careers in the field should be spread in terms of their variety, characteristics, and opportunities. 

Most exciting development or trend?? Miniaturization, speed, and automation have been at the core of instrumental development, recently. I believe that more and more effort will be put in the design of instruments that are simpler to operate and maintain, as well as portable devices capable of addressing tasks of environmental concern. Quality and consistency of analytical results will be improved, with less demand in terms of skilled personnel and better allocation of human resources.

Biggest challenge facing the field? The ever-increasing levels of regulation across all sectors of analytical science have resulted in the need for increased sample throughput and laboratory productivity. In the search for smaller environmental footprints, instrumental configurations shaving off the solvent and energy consumption of traditional analytical methods will shape the future of separation science – hopefully!

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

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Around the World in 60 Scientists

The Power List is back, and this time we’re taking you on a trip that circles the globe – one analytical scientist at a time!

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The Top 100

This year we’ve returned to our Top 100 format for The Power List, showcasing the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.

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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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