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UTA research engineering scientist earns international recognition

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 • Media Contact: UT Arlington Media Relations

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Muhammad Farooq Wahab

Muhammad Farooq Wahab

Muhammad Farooq Wahab, a research engineering scientist at UTA, was named to the Analytical Chemists 2018 Top 40 Under 40 Power List of young analytical scientists, published by the prestigious British magazine The Analytical Scientist in their October 2018 edition.

He is currently working in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington. One of his nominators commented that "Dr. Muhammad Farooq is a brilliant young research scientist - few have his ability to formulate experiments to better understand chromatography and separation science."

According to Analytical Chemist, Dr. Farooq achieved the world's fastest separations in 0.5-1 cm homemade columns, and developed peak processing mathematics. This allows chromatographers to operate columns above their peak-capacity, reducing long separations to a few seconds with intact quantitative information even when peaks partially overlap.

Dr. Farooq did his Masters in Chemistry from the University of Karachi, winning five gold medals. He later obtained his doctorate from the University of Alberta in Canada.

The Top 40 list celebrates the gifted young scientists making waves in analytical science. The top 40 were selected from all over the world and includes scientists working in 12 nations including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, Taiwan, Malaysia and Luxembourg.