—ACS Award In Analytical Chemistry “” Sponsored by Battelle Memorial Institute When Jonathan V. Sweedler was an undergraduate, he wasn’t really sure what analytical chemistry was. There were no analytical chemists on the chemistry faculty at the University of California, Davis, at the time. “Luckily, I had the opportunity to work with Tomas Hirschfeld at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for three summers on several analytical projects,” Sweedler says. “My enthusiasm for analytical chemistry has never left me.” That passion has stood him in good stead: Sweedler, 52, now the James R. Eiszner Family Chair in Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is being honored for his contributions to the field of analytical chemistry. “Jonathan is one of the preeminent creative forces in developing new techniques for small-volume analysis,” says Richard N.
by Celia Henry Arnaud |
January 06, 2014