Rising Stars of Separation Science: Leo Wang Hantao

ColumnJune 2023
Volume 19
Issue 6
Pages: 21–22

This month we interview Leo Wang Hantao from the University of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil, about his work investigating the influence of ion management parameters on the data produced by comprehensive gas chromatography–high-resolution mass spectrometry (GC×GC–HRMS) equipped with a fourier transform-orbital ion trap mass analyzer, and his investigation into employing channel occlusion for sample prep in untargeted analysis in petroleomics.

Papers Mentioned in Interview

  1. de Oliveira, A. M.; Teixeira, C. A.; Hantao, L. W. Advanced Tuning of the Ion Management Parameters in GCÅ~GC-HRMS Using a Fourier Transform Orbitrap Mass Analyzer for Pixel Based Data Handling and Multivariate Analysis. Anal. Methods 2022, 14, 1646. DOI: 10.1039/ d2ay00314g
  2. Castiblanco, J. E. B.; Quero, R. F.; de Oliveira, A. M.; de Jesus, D. P.; Hantao, L. W. Improving Selective Channel Occlusion of Complex Hydrocarbons and Fatty Acid Methyl Esters in Urea Crystals By Using an Expendable 3D-Printed Microfluidic Device for Sample Preparation in Untargeted Petroleomics. Anal. Chim. Acta 2021, 1160, 338425. DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2021.338425

Leo Wang Hantao is an assistant professor at the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Campinas in Brazil. His research group is dedicated to developing fundamental and applied research in all aspects of conventional and multidimensional gas chromatography, with a particular emphasis on chemometrics. His work has been recognized with awards, including the prestigious “John B. Phillips Award” in 2019. Hantao is a member of various editorial boards and has also acted as a guest editor for several leading journals in the separations community, including Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Chromatography A, and Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

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