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Summary of the Eastern Analytical Symposium 2015.
The 54th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exhibition was once again held at Garden State Exhibition Centre in Somerset, New Jersey, USA, and proved to be another exceptional meeting of analytical chemists. There was a wide and varied programme of presentations, short courses, and posters on offer with a notable plenary lecture by Nobel Laureate Professor Kurt Wüthrich. The 2015 EAS President Oscar Liu described the Nobel Laureates talk as “inspiring” and was pleased with the “enthusiasm and energy of participants [who] kept the level of engagement high”. However, the EAS does not just exist to provide a venue for cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing, career development, and networking, but also to recognize those individuals who have advanced their respective fields in an exceptional manner. The following individuals were all deemed to have enhanced their fields of study with remarkable work:
2015 American Microchemical Society Benedetti Pichler Award - Apryll Stalcup, Dublin City University, Ireland.
2015 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry - Emile A. Schweikert, Texas A&M University, USA.
Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry Award - Professor Chris Enke, Michigan State University, USA.
Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science Award - Professor David S. Hage, University of Nebraska, USA.