Featured LCGC Interviews

Jun 30, 2018
Analytical chemists are always seeking to make method development more efficient. For nearly two decades, Chris Welch led his teams at the Merck & Co. to constantly drive innovation in this area. Following his recent retirement from the company last year, he and his colleagues wrote a paper about the current state of method development for pharmaceutical research and where it is heading. He recently spoke to us about this topic.
Jun 21, 2018
The Column spoke to Núria Fontanals, a senior researcher at the Department of Analytical and Organic Chemistry, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, about the benefits and applications of HILIC–HRMS methods to analyse artificial sweeteners as emerging organic contaminants (EOCs).
Jun 11, 2018
The Column
The Column spoke to Katherine Curran, a lecturer in Sustainable Heritage at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage in London, UK, about her work classifying museum artefacts using volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis and solid-phase microextraction–gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (SPME–GC–MS).
May 15, 2018
The Column
Snezana Agatonovic-Kustrin, a professor in pharmaceutical chemistry at Monash University, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, spoke to The Column about the development of a method to evaluate antidiabetic and antioxidant activity in marine algae using high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC)-direct bioautography.
Apr 03, 2018
By LCGC Editors
Ron Majors, the 2018 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography award winner, is famous throughout the world for his work teaching short courses, presenting at conferences, and his columns in LCGC. Here, Majors discusses the challenges he faced travelling far and wide, some favorite memories of those trips, new found hobbies since his retirement, and advice for the next generation.
Apr 01, 2018
LCGC Europe
Craig Wheelock discusses the obstacles facing chromatographers involved in metabolomics and the benefits of data independent acquisition-mass spectrometry (DIA-MS) in this field.
Mar 20, 2018
By LCGC Editors
The Column spoke to Erika Ribechini, Associate Professor of analytical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa, Italy, about her research into cereals in ancient diets and the role of chromatography in establishing their importance.
Mar 13, 2018
By LCGC Editors
Zachary S. Breitbach, the 2018 winner of the LCGC Emerging Leader in Chromatography award, received his PhD in 2010 from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). Subsequently, he worked as a research scientist at UTA while simultaneously aiding in the launch of AZYP Separations and Analytics, a chromatographic materials company. Currently, he is a senior scientist at AbbVie. Breitbach has already made important contributions to both high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC). In GC, he played a fundamental role in the development, synthesis, characterization, and utilization of highly thermally stable, high viscosity ionic liquids as new GC stationary phases. Two of the ionic liquids he developed were subsequently commercialized. In HPLC, his work covers enantiomeric separations, hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC), ultrafast and high efficiency separations, supercritical and subcritical fluid separations, core–shell bonded phases, and interfacing HPLC to paired io
Mar 06, 2018
By LCGC Editors
Ron Majors, the 2018 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography award winner, has an outstanding reputation worldwide as a leader, teacher, and chromatography ambassador. Early in his career at Varian, Majors published his pioneering work on the successful packing of microparticulate (5-µm) high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) columns and studies on the effect of particle size distribution. In fact, he was the first to efficiently pack and commercialize a 5-µm HPLC column. Later, Majors became well known as a columnist for LCGC and through his work teaching short courses worldwide. As a result, Majors is often one of the first names chromatographers come to know during their education, and he is quite famous in the chromatography community. Here, Majors discusses his humble beginnings, career highlights, and more.
Mar 01, 2018
The Column
The Column spoke to Kirsten Benkendorff, an Associate Professor in Environment, Science, and Engineering and the Co-Deputy Director of the Marine Ecology Research Centre at Southern Cross University in Australia, about her work investigating Muricidae molluscs, their use in ceremonial incense and traditional medicines, and the role of chromatography in this research.
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