Professor Jonathan Sweedler, James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chair in Chemistry and director of the School of Chemical Sciences, has the top spot on the Analytical Scientist’s 2019 Power List, which highlights the tremendous range of talent, ingenuity and leadership present across all corners of analytical science on a global scale.
His nominator said: “Jonathan Sweedler has moved the field of analytical chemistry toward smaller scales with numerous single cell characterization efforts.”
Also representing the Department of Chemistry on the Power List are two of Sweedler’s former students, Illinois alumni Amanda Hummon (PhD, ’04) and Lingjun Li (PhD, ’00).
Commenting on his, Hummon’s, and Li’s achievements, Sweedler noted the lack of gender diversity on the list: “Unfortunately, not enough women on the list (about 33 out of 100) but only 3 in the top 20. Thus, it is especially rewarding to me that two of my former women graduate students, Amanda Hummon and Lingjun Li, made the list of the 100 most influential analytical chemists.”
Rohit Bhargava, professor of bioengineering and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, was also in the top 100.
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