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Milton Lee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted: Mar 08, 2016

At the Pittcon 2016 oral symposium, held in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 7, Dr. Milton L. Lee was honored with the 2016 LCGC Lifetime Achievement in Chromatography Award. This annual award, started eight years ago by LCGC North America (the largest publication dedicated to chromatography), honors one iconic figure in the field of chromatography.

Lee certainly is an iconic figure. He has obtained 20 patents, received 35 major awards, commercialized three instruments, founded three analytical ...

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Woolley's Research Makes Cover of Analyst Journal

Posted: Mar 02, 2016

The Woolley group was honored to have the title and image of their recent article featured on the cover of Analyst.  The article, titled "Development of an integrated microfluidic solid-phase extraction and electrophoresis device," can be found here.

See the full journal cover here.

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Singh and Linford’s Research Makes Cover of ABC Journal

Posted: Feb 25, 2016

Bhupinder Singh, who received his PhD from BYU in December 2015, was honored to find an article featured on the cover of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry in which he was the lead author.

The article, titled “Multi-instrument characterization of five nanodiamond samples: a thorough example of nanomaterial characterization,” was the culmination of a project Singh started when he first joined Dr. Matthew R. Linford’s lab in December 2011.

Nanodiamonds are produced in explosions that ...

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Post-Doc Student's Opinion Piece Published in Journal

Posted: Dec 28, 2015

Abhijit Ghosh, a postdoctoral research associate working with Dr. Milton Lee, had an opinion piece published in The Analytical Scientist. The piece discusses the importance of two innovations in analytical science, solid phase micro-extraction and comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography.

Read his comments in the In My View section of the December 2015 addition here.

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Milton Lee Makes Top 100

Posted: Dec 07, 2015

Dr. Milton Lee was named on the Analytical Science Power List 2015--a list of the hundred most influential researchers/engineers/software developers/business leaders in the field of analytical science. The Power List is created by the journal, The Analytical Scientist, and Dr. Lee was also featured on its first list in 2013.

Nominations are chosen for the Power List by a jury of well-respected scientists and the journal editorial team.

Congratulations to Dr. Lee ...

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Can a Mass Spectrometer Measure More?

Posted: Sep 15, 2015

Dr. David V. Dearden was recently interviewed by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences about his research using an FTICR mass spectrometer to determine not just the mass, but the shape of a molecule.  

Read more about his groundbreaking research on the CPMS website here.

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Linford Lab Featured on BYU Radio

Posted: Jun 10, 2015

BYU chemistry professor Dr. Matthew Linford was featured in the innovation segment of BYU Radio’s show Top of Mind on June 1, 2015.  Host Julie Rose interviewed Linford, as well as Ray West of MOXTEK, Inc. and Spencer Rogers of the BYU Technology Transfer office, about a new invention from the Linford Lab being licensed for the commercial market.

The invention, a novel Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) device, consists of an adsorbent, sponge-like coating ...

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Student Research on Preterm Birth Wins First Prize

Posted: May 28, 2015

Suresh Kumar, a chemistry PhD candidate from New Delhi, India, won first place for his poster at the 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) last week.

The annual symposium, held this year in Fort Worth, Texas, involves research from different branches of separation science.  Kumar attended the conference to share his progress on developing a microfluidic-based platform for diagnosing preterm birth (PTB). PTB—delivery before 37 weeks of gestation—is the most common ...

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