The Power List 2014
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Toledo, OH, USA.
Calling: “I always viewed a career as a chemistry professor to be the ultimate dream job! You are able to combine passions for both research and teaching while also training new generations of analytical scientists.”
Emphasis: “I am interested in developing sample preparation and separation methods using ionic liquids, polymeric ionic liquids, and magnetic ionic liquids.”
Triumph: “The graduate students and other young scientists who have been trained in my laboratory constitute my biggest professional achievement.”
Hope: “First, to develop bioanalytical sample preparation methods focused on overcoming challenges currently encountered within the life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry. Second, to improve our understanding of ionic liquids in separation science.”
Advice: “Always believe in yourself and your ideas. Surround yourself with other motivated scientists (students, collaborators, colleagues) with whom you can share ideas and discuss science.”