My Career as a Separation Scientist

Column, February 2022, Volume 18, Issue 2
Pages: 19

Michael Dong (唐纬中) looks back on his life as a China-born separation scientist coming to America as an international student, and his successful career in research and industry.

Michael Dong (唐纬中) looks back on his life as a China-born separation scientist coming to America as an international student, and his successful career in research and industry.

In his book My Career as a Separation Scientist, Michael Dong chronicles his early interest in science and writing, which has led to many books and articles in analytical chemistry and liquid chromatography (LC).This three-part series also describes his living experience in New York, New England, and California.

Part 1 describes his birth in Shanghai and childhood in Hong Kong, where he developed an interest in science, leading to a journey to America as an international student.

Part 2 chronicles his graduate studies in analytical chemistry and early career in research in chemical, instrument manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries in the New York areas.

Part 3 describes his relocation to the Bay Area in California, working for Genentech in new cancer drug development, and returning to Connecticut as a consultant.

Michael W. Dong is a pharmaceutical consultant from Connecticut, USA. He was formerly a senior scientist at Genentech, a research fellow at Purdue Pharma, and a staff scientist at Applied Biosystems/Perkin-Elmer. He has 130+ journal publications and four books, including a bestselling book on chromatography. Michael was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. He is multilingual, an Eagle Scout, and a long‑term Toastmaster. He holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the City University of New York.

To order a copy of the book: English version (e-book: $5.00 USD, paperback: $12.99 from Amazon USA), M. Dong, My Career as a Separation Scientist: The life of a China‑born analytical chemist and his career in research and industries in America.

Chinese version (e-book $4.98 USD, from Amazon USA), M. Dong, ¡V个华 ¸Ç¦â谱专®aªº¬G¨Æ My Career as a Separation Scientist (Chinese Version) (Traditional Chinese Edition).