David S. Bell

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Dr. David S. Bell is currently Lead Consultant and Owner at ASKkPrime, LLC a consulting firm focused in the separation science arena. Dave also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for LCGC Magazine and is the Editor for the Column Watch series of articles.

Over the past three decades, Dave has worked directly in the chromatography industry, focusing his efforts on the design, development, and application of chromatographic stationary phases to advance gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, sample preparation and related hyphenated techniques.Prior to focusing on chromatography device development and application, he spent a decade immersed in the pharmaceutical industry performing analytical method development and validation employing various forms of chromatography and electrophoresis.

Dave’s main objectives have been to create and promote novel chromatography technologies and to conduct and collaborate on research aimed toward understanding molecular interactions that contribute to retention and selectivity in an array of chromatographic processes. His research results have been presented in hundreds of symposia worldwide, and have resulted in more than 95 peer-reviewed journal and trade magazine articles.His efforts have also contributed to the development and commercialization of numerous products utilized in laboratories worldwide.

Dave’s undergraduate studies in chemistry were completed at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburgh). He earned his PhD in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania).