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Valérie Pichon

Professor, Sorbonne University; Director, Laboratory of Analytical, Bioanalytical Sciences and Miniaturization (LSABM), École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI Paris); France

A mentor or educator who inspired you? Professor Marie-Claire Hennion shared her passion for academic research and diverted me towards my goal of entering industry after my PhD.

Qualities of a successful mentor or educator? Sharing your passion, encouraging students as they learn, and expressing the value of acquiring knowledge to build upon their future.

Biggest challenge facing the field?I believe that the future lies in the development of smaller, faster, cheaper, and greener analytical devices – with an especially large impact on personalized medicine. However, the challenge is twofold. These green tools must remain efficient to provide the expected response. The analysis should evaluate the environmental impact of its approach on a global scale, considering factors beyond the tool itself.

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