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Magazine ranks UT Arlington professor among the world's top analytical scientists

Friday, November 15, 2013

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University of Texas at Arlington Professor Daniel W. Armstrong, an innovative leader in the fields of separations and mass spectrometry, is No. 16 on a recent list of the most influential people in analytical sciences published by The Analytical Scientist magazine.

Daniel W Armstrong

Daniel Armstrong

The new Power List 2013 includes 100 noted scientists. The United Kingdom-based publication, which has an editorial board made up of scientists from the world’s leading institutions, ranked just the top 20. An announcement from the magazine said the Power List aims “to shine a light on some of the scientists, engineers, software developers and business leaders who are shaping the most used and innovative techniques today.”

Armstrong, UT Arlington’s Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, has authored more than 550 publications, including 29 book chapters and one book, and holds 23 U.S. patents. His development of new methods for separating chemical mixtures in solution or as gas has led to advances in realms of science essential to pharmaceutical drug development and disease identification and treatment.

Armstrong told The Analytical Scientist: “My main motivation has always been to do, develop and/or explain things that are new, interesting and potentially useful – and to teach others to do likewise. This is the enjoyable and most gratifying part of research.”

Armstrong has also mentored more than 100 graduate students, many of whom were the first in their families to go to college.

The full Power List 2013 can be found here:

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