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Kevin A. Schug is Professor and the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998 from the College of William and Mary, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002 under the direction of Prof. Harold M. McNair. From 2003-2005, he performed post-doctoral research at the University of Vienna in Austria with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lindner. Since joining UTA in 2005, his research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems, in the fields of environmental, pharmaceutical, biological, and energy research. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and over 400 presentations, posters, and invited talks to his group’s credit. He has been the primary mentor and research advisor to more than 20 graduate and 50 undergraduate students. Dr. Schug has received several research awards, including the 2009 Emerging Leader Award in Chromatography by LCGC Magazine and the 2013 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science Award. For his teaching, he received the 2014 University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, was named in 2016 as a Fellow of the University Of Texas System Academy Of Distinguished Teachers, and in 2017 was awarded the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Analytical Chemistry Education by the American Chemical Society.