Day 2: Pittcon Theater 2011


E-Separation Solutions

Pittcon Theater continues on today at 10:00 a.m. with a focus on hyphenated techniques.

Pittcon Theater continues on today at 10:00 a.m. with a focus on hyphenated techniques. The winner of the LCGC 2011 Emerging Leader Award: Dwight R. Stoll, who is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry at the Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and has been pivotal in developing comprehensive 2D-LC as a high-speed technique and is currently involved in innovative work relating to the development of targeted three-dimensional HPLC (3D-HPLC) as a versatile analytical tool for the trace analysis of select analytes in complex mixtures.

Hernan Cortes has extensive experience in hyphenated techniques from his role as a senior scientist at Dow Chemical and now heads H.J. Cortes Consulting which specializes in problem solving and developing new technologies for separation science. He is also a research associate and visiting professor at the University of Tasmania. Hernan will discuss the evolving role of Multidimensional Liquid Chromatography linked to MS in polymer analysis.

Luigi Mondello — a professor of Analytical Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Messina and a member of the LCGC Europe editorial advisory board — has extensive experience in using multidimensional techniques in a variety of applications and will discuss the evolving role of comprehensive GC in food analysis.

The final interview in this hyphenated session will focus on the work of Samuel Yang from the University of Texas in Arlington who will talk about the use of LC–MS with On-line sample preparation to survey metabolites in vitro.

ICP/ICP–MS is the focus of the Spectroscopy section of Pittcon Theater, which starts at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. Professor Joseph Caruso from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati will talk about the importance of ICP–MS in metallomics methods and applications. This will be followed by a discussion on the latest developments in Elemental speciation analysis in the 21st Century by Hakan Gurleyuk — a senior scientist at Applied Speciation and Consulting.

Robustness is always an issue with any analytical technique and ways to increase the robustness of ICP spectrometry methods will be discussed with Professor Diane Beauchemin from the Department of Chemistry at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. This interview will be followed by the final spectrometry session on the evolving role of ICP–MS in the clinical laboratory.

The final interview will be with Penny Gardner, President, Pittcon who will discuss Pittcon — Today and Tomorrow.

You are cordially invited to attend these state-of-the-art sessions at Booth # 3217.

All attendees will have a chance to win an iPad2 (the winner must be present at the time of the draw).

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