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Pat Sandra

The Power List 2013

Pat Sandra

Emeritus Professor, Organic Chemistry, Ghent University; Founder and President
Research Institute for Chromatography, Kortrijk, Belgium

Highlight: “The foundation of the Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC). Through the activities of RIC, I got in touch with the real analytical needs of the industry and we could help in providing solutions that are economically relevant. Moreover, it allowed me to keep my best PhD students around me, which resulted in high scientific output in a non-academic environment.”

Main motivation: “My main motivation was linked to the high impact of our field on developments within different disciplines. No other field is so broad that the same instrumental development could be applied to solve different challenges – for example, the application of GCxGC to unravel the complexity of a synthetic kerosene, to elucidate pesticide residues in food, or to detect biomarkers of chronic kidney diseases in biological fluids.”

Future aspiration: “My aspirations are two-fold: improving my knowledge and knowhow in fields related to life sciences and contributing to the education (knowledge and knowhow) of neophytes in separation sciences and mass spectrometry.”
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