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Christy L. Haynes

Department Head and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, USA

A mentor or educator who inspired you?I had a graduate student mentee that really inspired me – acknowledging me in her thesis “You truly believed I deserved to be here and worked tirelessly to nominate me for awards, accolades, and supported my dreams outside of science. You said my name in rooms where it mattered.” I think about this regularly, and it reminds me how important it is to keep mentees in the conversation.

Qualities of a successful mentor or educator? Having the mindset that a mentorship is a partnership. It is just as important for you to listen to the input, ideas, and questions of the mentee as it is to deliver information to them. This allows recognition for the often underappreciated wisdom of more junior scientists.

Attracting talent… Broadening the definition of analytical chemistry and welcoming people working at all interfacial boundaries. We should also be conscientious of developing an analytical chemistry community that recognises traditional and non-traditional scientific input. Adding more diversity allows the opportunity for new solutions to important issues that are currently getting too little attention.

Part of the Power List 2019

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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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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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 2014

Top 40 Under 40

In 2013, we compiled a list of the Top 100 most influential analytical scientists – an endeavor that received a significant amount of attention and, it’s fair to say, caused more than a little controversy. Our 2014 Top 40 Under 40 list almost halves the average age of the celebrated individuals, with many of them born in the same year as the iconic Sex Pistols cover – 1977.

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