Cookies

Like most websites The Analytical Scientist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics & Lipidomics, Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography

Bioanalytical Living Legend

Take us back to the beginning...

I got my undergraduate degree in 1960. And I guess the main reason I chose to enter the world of analytical chemistry was the influence of my senior thesis professor at MIT – L. B. “Buck” Rogers. He passed away more than 20 years ago, but he was a very well respected analytical chemist, particularly in separations. I then went onto Cornell University and worked for another big name – Donald Cooke. The field of gas chromatography was just beginning, and I built my own flame ionization detector triggered by work Jim Lovelock had published in 1961. The other part of my thesis was fundamental work on optimization separations using time normalization. Around that time, a guy I’d never heard of from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris wrote to me in broken English and started using some of my data. I finally met Georges Guiochon in 1964.

Read the full article now

Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Analytical Scientist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!

Login

Or register now - it’s free and always will be!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine
Register

Or Login via Social Media

By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

About the Author

Rich Whitworth

Rich Whitworth completed his studies in medical biochemistry at the University of Leicester, UK, in 1998. To cut a long story short, he escaped to Tokyo to spend five years working for the largest English language publisher in Japan. "Carving out a career in the megalopolis that is Tokyo changed my outlook forever. When seeing life through such a kaleidoscopic lens, it's hard not to get truly caught up in the moment." On returning to the UK, after a few false starts with grey, corporate publishers, Rich was snapped up by Texere Publishing, where he spearheaded the editorial development of The Analytical Scientist. "I feel honored to be part of the close-knit team that forged The Analytical Scientist – we've created a very fresh and forward-thinking publication." Rich is now also Content Director of Texere Publishing, the company behind The Analytical Scientist.

Newsletter

Send me the latest from The Analytical Scientist.

Sign up now

Related Articles

Business & Education Professional Development

Today's Menu: Sound Science

| Michel Nielen, Hans-Gerd Janssen, Chris Elliott

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

iQ Test

| Sponsored by Agilent Technologies

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Gurus of IMS-MS

| David Clemmer, Erin Baker, Kevin Giles, Robin H.J. Kemperman

Register to The Analytical Scientist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
  • Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Analytical Scientist magazine

Register