Emanuela Gionfriddo to Receive ACS Analytical Division Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science

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Every year, the ACS Analytical Division Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry (SCSC) gives out the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science. Intended to recognize and encourage young analytical scientists’ advances in analytical chemistry, it shines a light on the next generation of scientists. This year, the award will be given to Emanuela Gionfriddo of the University of Toledo.

Gionfriddo received her PhD in analytical chemistry in 2013 from the University of Calabria, and carried out postdoctoral studies with Prof. Janusz Pawliszyn at the University of Waterloo in Canada. The focus of her work is creating green extraction methodologies to analyze complex biological and environmental samples. Gionfriddo has also been recognized with a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and she is the 2023 winner of the LCGC Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award.

The award symposium will be hosted by Amber Hupp of the College of the Holy Cross, with speakers including Gionfriddo, Jared L. Anderson of Iowa State University, Susan V. Olesik of The Ohio State University, Jon R. Kirchhoff of the University of Toledo, and Pawliszyn of the University of Waterloo. The award symposium’s seminars will have a focus on cutting edge separation approaches for chromatography and analytical extraction of small molecules, nucleic acids and proteins in complex samples, with emphasis on approaches that allow for in vivo and in situ analysis and point of care diagnostic solutions.


This award symposium will take place Sunday, March 19, starting at 1:30 pm, with Pittcon itself being held from March 18–22. Registration for Pittcon 2023 can be found here.