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Meet the editors of an outstanding journal

Meet the editors of an outstanding journal
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry is published under the leadership of an international team of eminent analytical scientists, shown here at one of their regular editorial meetings at Springer. We invite you to meet the eight editors by reading their biographical portraits below.

Sylvia Daunert 

Sylvia Daunert
Sylvia Daunert is the Lucille P. Markey Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami. Previously, she was the Gill Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky where she had a secondary appointment in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Daunert was named Distinguished Professor from the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kentucky, and a University of Kentucky Research Professor. Among others, she is a Fulbright Scholar, and is the recipient of a Van Slyke Research Award from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, a National Science Foundation-CAREER Award, a Cottrell-Scholars Award, a Lilly Analytical Faculty Award, the A. F. Findeis Award from the American Chemical Society, a Special Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation, the Bill Barfield Award from the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute and the Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize of the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Daunert is editor of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Executive Editor of Analytical Biochemistry, and member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of several other journals. Dr. Daunert serves in the Scientific Advisory Boards of professional, governmental, as well as private institutions and companies. Dr. Daunert’s research interests lie in the area of Bionanotechnology at the interface between Analytical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Bioengineering. More specifically, her group employs recombinant DNA technology to design new molecular diagnostic tools and biosensors based on genetically engineered proteins and cells that find biomedical, environmental, and pharmaceutical applications. Additionally the research of the group focuses in the design of sensing arrays for the detection of molecules in small volumes and microfluidic platforms, and in the development of biomaterials for responsive drug delivery systems. Dr. Daunert’s research is funded by the National institutes of Health, the National institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institute of Hometown Security, and the US Army Medical Research and Material Command.

Philippe Garrigues 

Garrigues, Philippe, Author
Philippe Garrigues is a CNRS Research Director and Head of the Department of Molecular Sciences (CRCM, FR 1981 CNRS) at the University of Bordeaux 1, France, with around 200 researchers involved in various chemistry disciplines (theory, analyses, environment, spectroscopy, synthesis). He received his degree in Chemical Engineering at the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg) in 1978 and his Ph.D. degree in 1985 in Physical Chemistry at the University of Bordeaux I. He also received a degree in Marine Ecology and Biology in 1979.
Dr. Garrigues’s personal research interests are the analytical aspects (chromatography and spectroscopy) related to the detection of organic pollutants as well as their environmental fate and toxicological effects. Recently, he has been involved in the development of biochemical markers as early warning systems for the toxicological evaluation of ecosystems through the coordination of large research projects (i.e. BIOMAR, BEEP) supported by DG Research (European Commission, Brussels).
Dr. Garrigues has authored about 180 publications. Presently he is Chairman of the Division "Chemistry in the Environment" (DCE) of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS). He has also organized various congresses dealing with environmental chemistry, most of them related to scientific societies (SETAC, ISPAC, EuCheMS).

Günter Gauglitz 

Gauglitz, Guenter, Author
Günter Gauglitz is Professor at the Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen, Germany, since 1987. He received his M.S. in 1966, at the State University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. degree in 1972, at the University of Tübingen, Germany.
For the past ten years, Dr. Gauglitz’s main scientific interest has centered on research and development in the area of chemical and biochemical sensors. Special focus is given to the characterization of interfaces of polymers and biomembranes by surface spectroscopic techniques, application of spectral interferometry to monitor changes in optical thickness of thin layers and effects of Fresnel reflectivity at interfaces. Further projects focused on examination of swelling effects of silicon polymers by taking up hydrocarbons, application of integrated optical devices to chemical and biochemical sensing, and model calculations for evanescent field theory and multilayer systems. His research interests also include direct and indirect optical affinity sensors and immunoprobes, DNA/DNA and protein-interactions, surface modification and characterization for affinity sensors, development in high-throughput screening, microfluidic set-ups, dynamic multivariate data analysis in kinetics expanded and in multi sensor arrays, factor analysis, partial least squares techniques, and application of neuronal nets to chemometrics.
He has authored 15 patents on actinometry, integrated optics, and interferometry sensing, and more than 200 publications, including review articles on actinometry, photochemical and photophysical principles of photochromic systems, fundamentals of UV/Vis spectroscopy and optical sensing principles. He is the author of books on "Practice in UV/Vis spectroscopy", "Theory and practice in photokinetics", "Photochemical principles of photoresists for circuit boards" and is the Editor of the “Handbook of Spectroscopy”. He organized several national and international congresses, held more than 40 spectroscopy, analytics and pharmakokinetics courses for industry, as well as invited lectures and presentations at national and international meetings. In 1997, he received the Wallac Award of the Society of Biomolecular Screening for his research in fluorescent high-throughput screening. Among his many offices, he is a titular member of the IUPAC commission V.4, secretary member of IUPAC, and German representative of COMETT II Eurochemometrics. Dr. Gauglitz is a member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) board, and since 2004 chair of the GDCh Division of Analytical Chemistry.

Klaus Gustav Heumann 

Heumann, Klaus-Gustav, Author
Klaus Gustav Heumann was Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, until his retirement at the end of September 2005. Afterwards, he continued his research work with a small group at this university until 2007 and he still has research contacts to different groups in Europe and overseas. He received his Ph.D. at the Technical University Darmstadt, where he developed his interest in mass spectrometry, an area in which he and his group are internationally well known. In 1974 he was appointed Professor for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Regensburg and in 1996 he accepted the offer from the University of Mainz.
Dr. Heumann's research interests focus on development and application of analytical methods for the determination of trace elements and trace amounts of elemental species, using ICP-MS, TIMS, different types of optical atomic spectrometry, and electroanalysis as detection methods, and HPLC, CE or capillary GC as separation methods. His research group was especially active and successful in isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS). They were the first to use IDMS in combination with Negative Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (NTI-MS) for trace element analysis and to introduce on-line IDMS into hyphenated techniques for elemental speciation. In this connection the so called ‘species-unspecific’ isotope dilution technique with HPLC/ICP-MS systems becomes increasing importance for accurate quantifications of biomolecules with heteroatoms like sulfur or metals. Their method for precise NTI-MS isotope ratio measurements of osmium opened the door for the Re/Os-dating method which is now used in many geochemical laboratories all over the world. Investigations of the global distribution of alkylated heavy metals and halogens and their biogenic formation was another important research subject.
Dr. Heumann received several awards including the Océ-van-der-Grinten Award for significant developments in environmental analytical chemistry, and in 2004 the Clemens-Winkler-Medal of the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the German Chemical Society. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies. He was a member of the IUPAC Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances for twelve years and chairman from 1991 to 1995. In addition, he served as a member of the IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry Division and during the last four years he has been a technical consultant for expert services of the German Research Council (DFG).

Kiyokatsu Jinno 

Jinno, Kiyokatsu, Author
Kiyokatsu Jinno is currently Professor at the School of Materials Science, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, and Assistant President of this university. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Nagoya University and his doctoral degree from the Department of Applied Chemistry in Nagoya University in 1973 on radioanalytical chemistry. He then joined Toshiba Research and Development Center for LSI fabrication processes, where he worked, in particular, on plasma dry etching, electron beam lithography and related areas for five years. In 1978 he was invited to join the faculty of the newly constructed national university at Toyohashi, Toyohashi University of Technology.
His major research interests lie in the areas of molecular recognition in chromatography, retention mechanisms in liquid chromatography, design of novel stationary phases, miniaturized sample preparation processes with newly designed materials and their combination for liquid phase separations, development of capillary separation techniques, hyphenated techniques in chromatography and spectroscopy and computer networking in separation sciences.
He is author and co-author of 260 original research papers, over 50 reviews and chapter contributions of edited books. He has published 4 books as an author or editor. He held over 90 plenary and invited lectures at international meetings of analytical chemistry. He has received several awards for his contributions in chromatography and related analytical techniques: Tokai Chemical Industry Award in 1986, Russian Tswett Medal in 1996, University of Helsinki Medal in 1998, Golay Award in 1999, Society Award from the Japanese Society for Chromatographic Sciences in 2000 and the Society Award from the Japanese Society for Analytical Chemistry in 2003.

Aldo Roda 

Aldo Roda
Aldo Roda is Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Alma Mater University of Bologna, Italy. In 1973 he graduated in Chemistry and in 1978 he received his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy. After a period as Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego, USA (1981-82) and as Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy (1986-91) he returned to the University of Bologna, Italy. His present scientific research activity centers on analytical and bioanalytical chemistry applied to pharmaco-toxicology, clinical and medical chemistry, environmental and food analysis.
Dr. Roda’s research activities encompass topics related to bioanalytical chemistry and bio-chemiluminescence, drug analysis and bioanalytical mass spectrometry. In collaboration with the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industry, he is involved in the development of kits for immunological diagnostics and the development of new chemical entities, studies of their physicochemical and biological properties and the development of analytical methods for their analysis in biological fluids, raw materials and impurity profiling.
Dr. Roda has authored more than 350 papers and book chapters published in international journals in the field of analytical chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, medicinal chemistry and clinical chemistry. He is European Editor of Luminescence - The Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence and a member of the Editorial Board of Agro-Industrial Research. He has presented more than 800 oral and poster communications and has held invited lectures at national and international conferences. Dr. Roda has authored more than 25 international patents on new bile acids and antioxidant drugs, new lanthanide chelates as luminescent labels and new luciferases. He has organized several national and international congresses, is a member of the Expert Panel of the Italian Ministry of Industry, a member of the International Expert Panel for the Canada Genome project evaluation, and an expert in drug abuse analysis and forensic chemistry for the Court of Justice.

Alfredo Sanz-Medel 

Sanz-Medel, Alfredo, Author
Alfredo Sanz-Medel is Professor in the Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry of Oviedo University, Spain, since 1982. After completing his Ph.D. degree at Zaragoza University in 1973, he carried out a post-doctoral work on atomic fluorescence at Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, under Prof. T.S. West. Returning to Spain, he became Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Complutense University (Madrid) in 1975, and in 1978 he moved to Oviedo as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Sanz-Medel´s present research interests include the following main lines:
1. New atomic detectors and analytical methodologies for ultratrace elemental analysis using plasmas.
2. New molecular optical sensors particularly those based on the use of quantum dots.
3. Hybrid techniques, coupling a separation unit and an atomic detector, for ultratrace and trace metal analysis and their speciation to solve biological and environmental problems.
4. Speciation for proteomics, integrating MS “molecular” (MALDI-TOF and Electrospray-Q-TOF) and “atomic” (ICP-MS) metal and semi-metal biomolecules, introducing the extensive use of ICP-MS for “heteroatom-tagged proteomics”.
He is author and co-author of around 450 scientific publications in international journals, several patents and a number of books. From 1989 to 1999 Dr. Sanz-Medel was president of the Spanish Society of Applied Spectroscopy and served on the Editorial Boards of several analytical chemistry journals, among these Talanta and Spectrochimica Acta B. He served as Associate Member of the Commission V (speciation) of IUPAC and was the Spanish Delegate until the end of 2003.

Stephen A. Wise 

Wise, Stephen A., Author
Stephen A. Wise is Chief of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. He received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona). Dr. Wise began his career at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), now NIST, in 1976 as a research chemist involved in the development of liquid chromatographic methods for the determination of organic contaminants.
Dr. Wise’s research efforts have focused on:
1. The development of chromatographic methods for the determination of organic contaminants, e.g., polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls, and chlorinated pesticides, in environmental matrices such as sediment, tissue, and air particulate matter.
2. The development of Certified Reference Materials for trace organic constituents in environmental, clinical, food, and dietary supplement matrices.
3. Investigations of chromatographic separation mechanisms and chromatographic selectivity.
4. Environmental specimen banking procedures.
He has authored or co-authored over 260 publications in these areas. In addition to serving as an editor of ABC, Dr. Wise is a Topical Editor for analytical separation techniques for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds and a member of the Editorial Board of Accreditation and Quality Assurance. Dr. Wise served as Chairman of the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society in 1996 and as President of the International Society of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC) (2003-2005). In 2001 he received the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Research Award presented by ISPAC, and in 2006 he received the Harvey W. Wiley Award from AOAC International.