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The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Daniel W. Armstrong, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Texas Arlington (Texas, USA), to its 2013 Class of Fellows.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Daniel W. Armstrong, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Texas Arlington (Texas, USA), to its 2013 Class of Fellows. An EAB member of both LCGC Europe and LCGC North America, Armstrong will join 95 other ACS members to be honoured at an induction ceremony at the 246th ACS National Meeting next month.
The ACS cited Armstrong as the “father” of pseudo-phase separations — a type of chromatography that lowers costs, volatility, and toxicity while providing higher selectivity than other analytical methods. The award citation recognized Armstrong’s "central role in the enantiomeric separations/chiral recognition revolution" and his achievements in characterizing and synthesizing ionic liquids. E. Thomas Strom, adjunct professor of chemistry at UT Arlington, nominated Armstrong for the honour, praising his ability to communicate. Strom commented: "Chemists who focus on achieving a high status research programme often forget their obligations to grow and nurture the profession. Dan has not forgotten his debt to chemistry." He added: "He exemplifies the type of person who ought to be an ACS Fellow."
In addition to co-authoring over 550 publications, Armstrong has also founded a syndicated National Public Radio Show on science titled “We’re Science” that was broadcast at over 140 NPR stations and the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network.
UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said: "Dr Armstrong's incredible body of work represents the epitome of the research excellence and trailblazing dedication we encourage our students and professors to aspire to." He added: “His recognition as a fellow is exceedingly well-deserved."
Read further work by Daniel W. Armstrong Rapid, Efficient Quantification of Water in Solvents and Solvents in Water Using an Ionic Liquid-based GC Column”