Jared Anderson, Iowa State University (United States)

Jared L. Anderson is the Alice Hudson Professor of Chemistry at Iowa State University and a Faculty Scientist at Ames Laboratory. His research focuses on all aspects of separation science and the synthesis/preparation of sustainable solvents. He is particularly interested in the development of stationary phases for multidimensional chromatography, understanding alternative approaches for sample preparation including nucleic acid isolation and purification, and developing analytical tools for trace-level analysis within active pharmaceutical ingredients.

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Damià Barceló, CSIC-IDAEA (Spain)

Damià Barceló is Full Professor at Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research-CSIC (IDAEAC-CSIC) in Spain, and Director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA). Prof. Barceló is expert in analysis, fate, risk and removal of emerging contaminants and microplastics from water, Sewage epidemiology of drugs and proteins.

Fabio Augusto ,University of Campinas (Brazil)

Fabio Augusto is professor of Analytical Chemistry at the State University of Campinas (Brazil). His group has main research focus is the development and application of devices and methods combining Microextraction and Multidimensional Chromatography.

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Barbara Bojko, Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland)

Barbara Bojko is Associate Professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Her research focuses mainly on the introduction of new analytical solutions based on microextraction techniques to clinical diagnostics and research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Her particular interested is in low- and non-invasive tissue analysis in the field of oncology, transplantology, and translational medicine.

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Antonio Canals Hernández, University of Alicante (Spain)

Dr. Canals’ research activities focus on two main areas: (i) aerosol technology in spectrochemical analysis and; (ii) development of new and more efficient energy-assisted sample preparation systems (e.g., microwave, ultrasound) and miniaturization thereof.

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Soledad Cárdenas, University of Córdoba (Spain)

Her research interest is deeply related to the synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials (nanoparticle-based ones and polymeric (nano)composites) to be exploited in sample treatment. Once prepared, they can be used either in the dispersive microextraction format or as sorptive phases in planar substrates (paper or membranes). Currently, the immobilization of the polymeric phases over other lignocellulosic substrates is under evaluation. Also, the analysis of the synthesized substrates by ambient mass spectrometry (either by direct infusion or paper spray) is under development.

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Hian Kee Lee, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Professor Hian Kee Lee is with the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore. His research interests are focused on the development of miniaturized, solvent-minimized and lately, automated sample preparation procedures.

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Maria Llompart, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

Maria Llompart is a Professor in Analytical Chemistry (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). She is an expert in sample preparation (green chemistry) and chromatographic analysis. The primary focus of her research is the design and development of extraction procedures based on advanced (micro)extraction techniques for persistent and emerging pollutants in complex matrices (environmental, agricultural, food, cosmetics).

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Jose Manuel F. Nogueira, University of Lisboa (Portugal)

José Manuel F. Nogueira is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (Portugal). He has been involved in the field of analytical separation science, with special emphasis on modern sample preparation approaches, mainly in innovative sorption-based microextraction techniques.

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Gangfeng Ouyang, SUN YAT-SEN University (China)

The research of Prof. Gangfeng Ouyang is mainly focused on Environmental Analytical Chemistry, and the fundamental study and the applications of microextraction technology.

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Janusz Pawliszyn, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Janusz Pawliszyn is University Professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) and Canada Research Chair. The primary focus of Professor Pawliszyn’s research program is the design of highly automated and integrated instrumentation for the isolation of analytes from complex matrices and the subsequent separation, identification and determination of these species.  Currently his research is focusing on elimination of organic solvents from the sample preparation step and miniaturization of the sampling devices to facilitate on-site monitoring and in-vivo analysis

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Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard, University of Oslo (Norway)

Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard is Professor at Department of Pharmacy, University of Oslo (Norway), and Professor (part time) at Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He has specialized in analytical micro extraction technologies, on development and applications of artificial liquid membranes, and on electrokinetic separation methods.

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Valérie Pichon, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle (France)

Valérie PICHON is full professor at Sorbonne University (Paris). Her major research interests include the synthesis, the characterization and the miniaturization of sorbent involving antibodies or aptamers and of molecularly imprinted polymers to selectively extract target compounds (from organic molecule to inorganic ions) from complex samples.

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Verónica Pino, University of La Laguna (Spain)

My research focuses on the design of new, smart, sustainable, selective, and efficient materials to be used in analytical sample preparation methods for environmental, food and bio-clinical analysis. The developed projects mainly deal with the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks, ionic liquids and derivatives, as well as smart polymers and hydrogels, their physicochemical characterization, their incorporation in microextraction strategies together with the study of the interactions between the materials and the target analytes to improve the material designing step, intending in all cases their successful exploitation in analytical chemistry applications.

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Elefteria Psillakis, Technical University of Crete (Greece)

Elia Psillakis is Professor in Water Chemistry at the School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. Her research activities focus on (i) understanding and developing new sample preparation methods and (ii) monitoring the environmental fate of organic contaminants in natural and engineered systems.

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Lourdes Ramos, CSIC-IQOG (Spain)

Lourdes Ramos is a Senior Scientific Researcher of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC, IQOG, Madrid, Spain). Her main research interests are the development of novel miniaturised sample preparation approaches for the fast and green determination of trace organic pollutants in environmental and food samples, and the evaluation of hyphenated gas chromatography-based techniques for the non-target and suspect characterization of organic contaminants in complex mixtures.

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Pablo Richter, University of Chile (Chile)

Pablo Roberto Richter Duk is Full Professor at the University of Chile and current Academic Director of the Faculty of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Chile. His main lines of research and scientific interest are food and environmental sample preparation, microextraction technologies (rotating disk sorptive extraction), chromatography, mass spectrometry, and electroanalysis.

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Marcela Segundo, University of Porto (Portugal)

Marcela Segundo is currently the Head of the Analytical Development Group at REQUIMTE, Portuguese Government Associate Laboratory for Green Chemistry, Clean technologies and also member of the Executive Board of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, where she teaches in the Department of Chemical Sciences. Her current research is focused on automation of sample treatment prior to chromatographic analysis, and on development of high-throughput microchemical methods.

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