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James W. Jorgenson

The Power List 2013

James W. Jorgenson

W. R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Highlight:  “The development of capillary zone electrophoresis. This work offered an unexpected and unique alternative to liquid chromatography for the separation of substances of all kinds. CE ended up bringing together a remarkable group of highly creative people from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, all trying to make use of this apparently simple separation method.”

Main motivation: “I enjoy working together with bright and talented young students in an effort to try to make sense of how chemical separations work and how they can be improved. It’s a delight to watch a student work hard for many years and finally see them achieve success in what they set out to do.”

Future aspiration: “To better understand the causes of peak broadening in chromatographic columns, to use that knowledge to design and prepare columns that can achieve even more remarkable separations, and to have plenty of fun in the process.”

Part of the Power List 2013

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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