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Patrick S Barber

My professional goals center around the intertwined areas of research and education within science. I am passionate about discovering new science that addresses global needs and sharing these discoveries with a broad audience. I'm committed to technical excellence and exploration in the laboratory and enjoy learning new techniques that increase the breadth of my interdisciplinary background. As a scientist and educator, I want to promote the power of the scientific method through discussion of scientific literacy across disciplines and increase the general awareness of the importance of critical thinking. I seek to develop a balance between my professional life and my personal life in order to maintain a well-rounded view which will result in increased communication, productivity, and organizational skills, as well as to being open to new ideas and cultures, and, ultimately, to contribute to my community and society.

Huan-Tsung Chang

Professor Huan-Tsung Chang was born in Chung-Hua, Taiwan in 1962. He graduated from Iowa State University, USA in 1994 and became an associate professor and a professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1996 and 2001, respectively.

His research focuses on preparation of functional gold nanoparticles for control of enzyme activity and for the detection of metal ions, proteins, and DNA. A number of fluorescent gold, silver and copper nanomaterials have been synthesized and used for sensitive and selective for cell imaging and for the detection of various analytes, including anions, metal ions, proteins, and DNA. Carbon nanodots and fluorescent polymeric spheres have been synthesized and applied for cell imaging in his group. In addition, he has developed nanoparticle based mass spectrometry techniques for the detection of polysaccharides, proteins, small analytes, and DNA. His research interests also include surface enhanced Raman scattering, fuel cells, removal of contaminants using nanomaterials, and capillary electrophoresis.

Professor Chang is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was awarded the Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society in 2015, and the Prof. Rudolph A. Marcus Award 2017. He has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics).

Giovanni D'Orazio

Giovanni D'Orazio is permanent full time contract as researcher level III at CNR. (Council National Research).
Research sectors: 1) Analytical chemistry field; 2) Miniaturized chromatographic techniques: Capillary Electrophoresis and Electrochromatography (CEC), and nanoscale Liquid Chromatography (Nano-LC); 3) coupling with mass spectrometry; miniaturized sample preparation.

Recent Scientific Activities: 1) Development of nano-spray interfaces for coupling miniaturized techniques with mass spectrometry; 2) Development of analytical methods for separation of chiral and achiral of pharmaceutical and agrifood interest; 3) Packing procedure of capillary column (50-100 um ID) used in CEC and nano-LC; 4) Miniaturized sample preparation.

Mohammed Gagaoua

The research of Dr. Mohammed GAGAOUA is focused on the use of proteomics in the field of muscle to meat conversion and the development of fast and efficient aqueous techniques for protein purification. His research interests are at the interface of chemistry and biology with a focus on the use of protein biomarkers quantified by western-blotting, Dot-Blot and reverse phase protein arrays (RPPA) to manage meat quality and also to understand the mechanisms behind meat tenderizing. As a career achiever, Dr. Gagaoua has received the International Meat Science Award in 2015, the ICoMST2018 award by Robin Shorthouse for outstanding contribution to advancing Meat Science and the ICoMST2018 Meat Science award for best presentation. He has published more than 60 publications among them 43 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 6 book chapters and has more than 40 communications in national and international congresses.

Omar Gonzalez-Ortega

I have a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Arizona. My research experience is centered in two topics: purification of biomolecules and bionanotechnology. Sometimes I perform simulation of chemical and biochemical processes.

Pierre Herckes

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU). Affiliate Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU.

Research Areas inclued analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry and geochemistry.

Oliver A.H. Jones

My group conducts research on new analytical methods and technologies, particularly in multidimensional chromatography mass spectrometry and NMR. I also have had a long history of research in metabolomics and the trace analysis of environmental pollutants in complex matrices. Recently I have extended my work to include forensic chemistry and I also have an interest in bringing technology to Chemistry Education. Check out 'Chirality-2' on the app store and Google Play or follow me on Twitter (@dr_oli_jones).

Tobias Kind

My research interests are in computational mass spectrometry, computational metabolomics and cheminformatics with a focus on structural elucidation of small molecules.

Before submissions to PeerJ Analytical Chemistry I recommend to study the Google Scholar or ResearchGate profiles of fitting editors and submit papers to those editors with similar interests. The submission system automatically guides and helps with that task. If you want to pick (or oppose) me as editor, please make sure to have the Analytical Chemistry subject area selected in the submission system.

For high quality submissions to me as an editor, I promise a fair and supportive peer-review process. That will include guidance how to improve a submission or reasons why I potentially would decline a submission.

Julia Martín

Julia Martín obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2012 at University of Seville (Spain). She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry (University of Seville) since 2013. Her principal research interests fall into the three interrelated areas of environmental, analytical and water sciences. She is particularly interested in the development of new methodologies for the determination of majority and emerging pollutants in environmental and biological matrices. These methodologies are then applied to evaluate the occurrence and fate of pollutants to obtain information about their potential toxicological effects to the ecosystems. Her interest is also focused on the history of chemistry and on the methodological aspects of analytical science. She is a co-author of more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 20 book chapters, H-index 18 and 875 citation.

Biswapriya Biswavas Misra

Interested in metabolomics and genomics of diseases! My current work is focused on generating quality metabolomics datasets leveraging the high-resolution mass-spectrometry (GC-Orbitrap-MS and LC-Orbitrap-MS) and occasionally NMR datasets to combine with other -omics layers such as genomics (transcriptomics, epigenetics), proteomics, and clinical data sets to provide insights in metabolic changes that are associated with human and non-human primate wellness and disease conditions, specifically metabolic syndromes such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Mikael Nilsson

I am a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with joint appointments in the Departments of Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry at the University of California Irvine. My background is chemical engineering and I specialize in nuclear and radiochemistry and separation processes for metal ions, specifically for treatment of used nuclear fuel. I am a member of American Chemical Society; American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Nuclear Society. I am a senior reactor operator at the UC Irvine TRIGA nuclear reactor. My research span fundamental chemistry to applications in chemical engineering processes and includes: actinide chemistry; ligand design for solvent extraction processes; radiolysis and medical isotope production.

From 2019 I am on leave from UCI and working as Principal Hydrometallurgist at Clean TeQ Holdings Limited, Australia.