The Guidebook and the Abstract book can be downloaded below when available. The Guidebook contains the program and all other pertinent conference information.
Keynote Speakers 2023
Dr. Petr Vozka Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles Title of Keynote Lecture: Quantitative Analysis of Aliphatic Olefins in Fuels made from Plastic Waste by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography
Petr Vozka is an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). He obtained his Ph.D. in 2019 from Purdue University. He is also the Director of the Complex Chemical Composition Analysis Lab (C3AL). His research focuses on the characterization of complex chemical mixtures via state-of-the-art techniques, such as two-dimensional gas chromatography and high-resolution mass spectrometry. His primary focus is on developing methods for analyzing products from plastic waste conversion processes and organic compounds adsorbed on microplastics. He has 1 patent, 6 military reports, 23 journal publications, and 27 research presentations which include 10 invited lectures and invited presentations.
Dr. Bob W.J. Pirok Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam Title of Keynote Lecture: Challenges to Achieve Unsupervised Optimization of Heart-cut and Comprehensive Two-dimensional Liquid Chromatography Separations
Bob Pirok obtained his PhD cum laude in 2019 in Amsterdam and worked before at Shell. He is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam and focuses on the application of chemometrics to analytical chemistry with a special interest in method development and data analysis for multi-dimensional chromatography. He is visiting professor at Gustavus Adolphus College and received a number of international recognitions including the Csaba-Horvath Young Scientist Award at HPLC2017 in Prague.
Dr. Taylor Hayward Principal Scientist, Apeel Sciences Title of Keynote Lecture: Assessment of Fruit Quality Through Volatile Aalysis Using SPME and Thermal Desorption With GC×GC-TOFMS
Taylor Hayward is a Principal Scientist at Apeel Sciences in Santa Barbara, California as part of the Apeel Labs team. Apeel Sciences is an agricultural technology company that focuses on prevention of food waste, and the Apeel Labs team focuses on research efforts to improve and advance technologies at Apeel. This includes using analytical techniques such as multidimensional gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, and other sensors to gain a fundamental understanding of produce physiology and quality.
Dr. Arnaud Delobel R&D and Innovation Director, Quality Assistance SA Title of Keynote Lecture: 2D-LC/MS in a regulated biopharma environment: challenges and applications
Arnaud Delobel is the R&D and Innovation Director at Quality Assistance. He graduated from ECPM Strasbourg and specialized in mass spectrometry of proteins and peptides during his PhD at the CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette (France). After a post-doc in Liège (Belgium) focused on proteomics, he joined Quality Assistance in 2006, and held several positions in the company to eventually become R&D and Innovation Director in 2016. As the head of the R&D Department, he is responsible for supervising internal R&D projects, aiming at implementing new analytical technologies that will ultimately be provided by Quality Assistance to their customers. He is also supervising the work of Product Experts who identify market needs with input from the Management, Regulatory Affairs Manager and external experts, and from any relevant data gathered by Quality Assistance, and that are responsible for interpreting and translating this intelligence into developing new R&D services.
Guided Discussion Groups
Removing the barriers from adoption of comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography Caitlin N. Cain, Timothy J. Trinklein, Sonia Schöneich, Grant S. Ochoa, and Lina Mikaliunaite Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Soraya Chapel KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Comprehensive two-dimensional gas (GC×GC) and liquid (LC×LC) chromatography are well-established separation techniques that exhibit enhanced resolving power over their one-dimensional counterparts. With improvements in commercial instrumentation and data analysis platforms, performing a GC×GC or LC×LC separation and analyzing its output are easier now than ever before. However, despite these developments, the broader analytical community often perceives comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography as complex, difficult, and intimidating. How do we address this stereotype and make these separation techniques approachable to the broader community? Following each step in the established analytical workflow, this discussion group will identify common misconceptions about instrumentation, method development/optimization, and data analysis. By addressing these concerns, this discussion will aim to instill confidence in analysts and provide them tools for applying these separation methods to various application areas.
GCxGC, will it ever be in common use in the petroleum laboratories? Lenny Kouwenhoven, Jop Bezuijen Petroleum Analyzer Company Christina Kelly LECO Corporation Jon Sims Exxon Legislation, commercial contracts or process control require standardized methods or procedures to ensure product results from all parties involved can be compared to meet contract requirements and resolve disputes. Standardized method development and adoption is a collaborative process which requires buy-in from many competing interests before new methods are accepted. Innovative or unfamiliar technologies need to overcome market resistance to change, bureaucratic inertia within standardization committees, and the tendency of legacy market suppliers to protect their economic interest. All of these pre-existing stakeholders need to be brought into agreement to allow the new technology into the market space. With these difficulties as background, Lenny Kouwenhoven will talk about her real world experience in bringing the first GCxGC test method for the petroleum market through the ASTM method development process. In addition, the first preliminary ILS data for the GCxGC method will be presented and discussed. The path forward for European and Asian adoption will be overviewed and contrasted with ASTM procedures.