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Christy Haynes

The Power List 2014

Christy Haynes

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA.

Calling: “Academic science is exciting to me because there’s enormous flexibility in what one can study and you spend your life surrounded by excited, driven young people.”

Regret: “No. When I stop and assess my life, I cannot believe how lucky I am.”

Emphasis: “I'm excited about creating safe, sustainable nanomaterials and pushing the limits of analytical technology to understand critical biological processes.”

Triumph: “Going after important measurement challenges – like making the first real-time measurement of chemical messenger secretion from individual blood platelets.”

Respect: “My PhD advisor, Richard P. Van Duyne, and my postdoctoral advisor, R. Mark Wightman.”

Hopes: “Continue to challenge myself and my graduate students by working in collaborative, transdisciplinary teams to solve big problems – like creating safe nanomaterials or designing an effective nanotherapeutic platform.”

Prediction: “Among research scientists: real-time, high spatial resolution in situ chemical analysis of nanoparticles in complex matrices.”

: “Work with people who challenge you and love science, and be gracious in sharing credit with them. Focus on solving scientific problems that you care deeply about and where you can make unique contributions.”

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.

Go to The Power List 2014

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