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2. Graham Cooks

The Power List 2019 – Top 20


Graham Cooks

Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor, Purdue University, USA.

Career highlight: Working with graduate students and postdocs, 50 of whom have gone on to faculty positions.

Best advice received: “If you worry about tenure, you don’t deserve it.”
The future: MS is in the early stages of expansion from analysis to chemical synthesis and materials preparation.

Research goal: Exploration of the “four corners” of MS: instrumentation, fundamental ion chemistry, societally relevant applications and connecting with undergraduates.
Eureka moment: The development of a system that screens 6,000 reactions an hour.

Best part of the job: The freedom to wander across the landscape of science and still be at home in analytical chemistry.


Part of the Power List 2019

The Top 100

This year we’ve returned to our Top 100 format for The Power List, showcasing the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.

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