Xiaoli Wang Selected as Winner of the 2016 CACA Young Investigator Award

Xiaoli Wang has been selected as the winner of the first 2016 Young Investigator Award from the Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA).

Xiaoli Wang has been selected as the winner of the first 2016 Young Investigator Award from the Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA). This new award will be presented annually to an outstanding young scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the development of separation science and its applications.

Wang received his B.S. from Peking University (Beijing, China) in 2001 and his PhD in analytical chemistry in 2006 from the University of Minnesota (Saint Paul, Minnesota) under Prof. Peter Carr. His career includes work at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (London, UK), where he implemented ultrahigh-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) in new drug development (2006–2010), and at Agilent Technologies, where he has developed new bonded phases and columns for pharmaceutical analysis (2010–present). Wang currently is a research and development manager in the Agilent CrossLab Group in Wilmington, Delaware.

Among Wang’s contributions to separation science are the development of a step-wise approach to maximize peak capacities for complex separations; an extension of the concept of the Poppe plot for gradient separations; the development of high-speed 2D LC for proteomic analysis; and the characterization and development of multiple novel bonded phases including the Poroshell HPH (high-pH stable superficial porous particles).

Wang has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented more than 30 podium and poster presentations at international conferences. His technical and management capabilities have been demonstrated by his successes in new product development, his leadership positions with the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley and the Eastern Analytical Symposium, his co-teaching a short course on 2D LC, and his many publications.

The CACA 2016 Young Investigator Award will be presented to Wang at the CACA dinner event at the Pittcon Conference on March 8, in Atlanta, Georgia.

CACA is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote networking and career development for its members. CACA hosts frequent webinars and dinner events at Pittcon and the HPLC conference to provide forums for sharing technical information in separation sciences and to encourage the development of cooperative relationships.