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Saluting Excellence in Analytical Chemistry

The 2019 Power List from The Analytical Scientist is here! This year’s list is filled with familiar faces for anyone in the analytical sciences community who reads ACS Publications journals. The publication says the list, which has undergone a number of changes in recent years before returning to the top 100 format, exists for the purpose of”showcasing the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.”

This year’s list includes 100 of the most influential analytical scientists, with number 1-20 appearing in ranked order, while the remaining 80 are listed alphabetically.  A total of 17 names on the list are Editors of ACS Publications journals, including 7 of the top 20, while several more are either former editors or serve on journal Editorial Advisory Boards.

The editors on the list are compiled below by their respective journals, including the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, which officially joins the ACS Publications family in January 2020. Editors’ positions on the list are unranked, unless otherwise specified.

ACS Sensors

Editor-in-Chief Justin Gooding

Analytical Chemistry

Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Sweedler (#1)

Associate Editor Robert Kennedy (#3)

Associate Editor Gert Desmet (#7)

Associate Editor Dan Armstrong (#8)

Associate Editor Vicki Wysocki (#13)

Associate Editor Norm Dovichi (#14)

Associate Editor Christy Haynes

Associate Editor Emily Hilder

Associate Editor Fran Ligler

Associate Editor Xiaohong Fang

Associate Editor Yoshi Baba

Environmental Science & Technology

Associate Editor Susan Richardson

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

Editor-in-Chief Joseph Loo

Associate Editor Jennifer Brodbelt

Associate Editor Lingjun Li

Journal of Proteome Research

Editor-in-Chief John R. Yates, III (#4)

“This is excellent recognition of the power of measurement science,” said Yates.

Sweedler took the honor as an opportunity to call for chemistry honors to be more representative of the broader analytical chemistry community.

Congratulations to all the esteemed chemists included on this year’s list!

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