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Announcement of Winners for the

2022 CACA Young Investigator Awards and Student Excellence Awards

 

The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Young Investigation Awards (YIA) and Student Excellence Awards (SEA). These awards are selected annually to recognize outstanding scientists and students who have made exceptional contributions to the development of separation science and its applications.

 

Young Investigator Awards (2) Sponsored by Advanced Materials Technology (https://www.advanced-materials-tech.com/)

Dr.  Ting Ruan and Dr.  Imad Haidar Ahmad have been selected to win the 2022 CACA Young Investigator Awards.

Dr. Ruan is a professor at State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Ruan excels in the identification of novel environmental organic pollutants using multiple chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques. His work has resulted in 55 publications in SCI-sourced journals with 2294 citations in total and an h-index of 31. He is the first or corresponding author in 29 papers published in top journals, including Environ. Sci. Technol., and Trends in Anal. Chem. He has been invited as Guest Editors/Associated Editors in journals in analytical chemistry and environmental science research fields.

Dr. Ahmad is a Principal Scientist and Scientific Supervisor for Analytical Chemistry Enabling Technologies in the R&D Department at Merck in New Jersey. Dr. Ahmad is an expert in two-dimensional liquid chromatography. In his postdoctoral work, he developed and investigated ultra-high stability stationary phases with unique selectivity. His paper on “Improved Synthesis of Carbon-Clad Silica Stationary Phases” was selected as a top ten in the field for 2013 by the Chemical and Engineering News. He is the first author for 20 out of his 39 publications, which include 2 front cover articles for Anal. Chem. He has over 50 presentations in international and national conferences, including 8 invited lectures in universities and the industry.

Student Excellence Awards (2) sponsored by MAC-MOD Analytical (https://www.mac-mod.com/)

Jake Melby and Yen-Yu Yang have been selected to win the 2022 CACA Student Excellence Awards.

Mr. Jake Melby is a Ph.D. student under the direction of Professor Ying Ge at the University of Wisconsin. He obtained his B. Sc. at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, in 2016. His research focuses on top-down proteomics by developing small-scale size exclusion chromatography (SEC) with mass spectrometry enabling effective size-based separations using minimal amounts of sample.

Mr. Yen-Yu Yang is a Ph.D. student at the University of California Riverside, under the direction of Professor Yinsheng Wang. He received his M. Sc. at the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 2016 and B. Sc. degree at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, in 2014. Yen-Yu’s expertise focuses on scheduled liquid chromatography-multiple-reaction monitoring (LC-MRM) MS analysis.

Award Selection Process and Presentation

The selection process is based on research accomplishments/innovations, the number of publications and impacts, and the service record to the scientific community. The CACA award committee is chaired by Dr. Perry Wang of the U.S. FDA, and consists of four other CACA executive board members: Dr. Michael Ye of Millipore Sigma/Supelco, Professor Yi He of the City University of New York, John Jay College, Dr. Tao Chen of Genentech, and Dr. Michael Dong of MWD Consulting. 

All four awards (plaques and cash awards, $1000* for YIA, and $500* for SEA) will be presented to the winners at the CACA dinner networking event at PittCon. (*The winner who cannot attend Pittcon 2022 will only receive a plaque).

CACA is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote networking and career development for its members. CACA hosts frequent webinars, workshops, symposia, and dinner networking events at Pittcon, HPLC, and EAS Conferences to provide forums for sharing technical information in separation sciences and the development of collaborative relationships. Additional information is available at www.ca-ca.org.

 CACA 2022YIASEA winners

Call for Nominations for the 2021 CACA Student Excellence Awards
Sponsored by Mac-Mod Analytical

The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) invites applications for two 2021 CACA Student Excellence Award. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of separation science and its applications, especially in the field of chromatography. The 2021 CACA Student Excellence Award (SEA) is supported by Mac-Mod Analytical (http://www.mac-mod.com/ ) and will be announced and virtually presented at Pittcon 2021 (March 8-12, 2021).  A $500 cash award and a plaque will be awarded to each winner.

 

Eligibility:

The CACA Student Excellent Award is open to all CACA members who are graduate students at the time of the award session. Two awards are planned at this time.

* To register as a member by joining the CACA group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1857030. There is no membership fee.

 

Evaluation:

The CACA Awards committee will evaluate application packages.  The applicants are judged on the originality and overall quality of research, significance to the advancement of separation science, and other supporting factors.

Application package:

An application package must consist of the following items,

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s contribution to the field of separation science.
  • A resume, including contact information, academic credentials, work experience, and a publication list.
  • In the cover letter, please include two references (email and phone) from mentors, supervisors, colleagues, or other experts, who can testify to the candidate's accomplishments. References will be contacted.
  • A headshot photo.

The candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by any separation science experts in the field. The 2021 CACA Student Excellence Award application deadline is December 31, 2020. The awardee will be selected by the CACA Awards Committee and notified by January 15, 2021. Details of CACA and its free membership are listed at http://www.ca-ca.org/.

Please send the nomination materials electronically (a single PDF file is required) to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Nominations for the 2022 CACA Student Excellence Awards
Sponsored by Mac-Mod Analytical and Shimadzu

The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) invites applications for two 2022 CACA Student Excellence Award. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of separation science and its applications, especially in the field of chromatography. The 2022 CACA Student Excellence Award (SEA) is supported by Mac-Mod Analytical (http://www.mac-mod.com/ ) and Shimadzu (http://shimadzu.com). The awards will be announced and presented at Pittcon 2022 (March 5-9, 2022, in Atlanta, GA). A $500 cash award and a plaque will be awarded to each winner.

 

Eligibility:

The CACA Student Excellent Award is open to all CACA members who are graduate students at the time of the award session. Two awards are planned at this time.

* To register as a member by joining the CACA group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1857030. There is no membership fee.

 

Evaluation:

The CACA Awards committee will evaluate application packages.  The applicants are judged on the originality and overall quality of research, significance to the advancement of separation science, and other supporting factors.

Application package:

An application package must consist of the following items,

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s contribution to the field of separation science.
  • A resume, including contact information, academic credentials, work experience, and a publication list.
  • In the cover letter, please include two references (email and phone) from mentors, supervisors, colleagues, or other experts, who can testify to the candidate's accomplishments. References will be contacted.
  • A headshot photo.

The candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by any separation science experts in the field. The 2021 CACA Student Excellence Award application deadline is December 31, 2021. The awardee will be selected by the CACA Awards Committee and notified by January 15, 2022. Details of CACA and its free membership are listed at http://www.ca-ca.org/.

Please send the nomination materials electronically (a single PDF file is required) to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Nominations for 2021 CACA Young Investigator Award

Sponsored by Advanced Materials Technology

The Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) invites nominations for candidates for the 2021 CACA Young Investigator Award. The Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of separation science and its applications, especially in the field of chromatography. The 2021 CACA Young Investigator Award (YIA) is sponsored by Advanced Materials Technology (https://www.advanced-materials-tech.com/) and will be presented virtually at the Pittcon Conference & Expo 2021 to be held on March 8 – 12, 2021. A $1000 cash and a plaque will be awarded to the winner.

 

Eligibility:

The CACA Young Investigator Award is open to all CACA members who are within ten years of receiving their highest degrees at the time of the award session. 

* To register as a member by joining the CACA group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1857030. There is no membership fee.

 

Evaluation:

The CACA Awards committee will evaluate application packages.  The applicants are judged on the originality and overall quality of work, significance to the advancement of separation science, and other supporting factors. Measures of the impact of the work include publications, presentations, patents, and leadership roles at their research fields or place of business.

Application package:

An application package must consist of the following items,

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s contribution to the field of separation science.
  • A resume including contact information, academic credentials, work experience, and publication list of the nominee.
  • In the cover letter, please include two references (email and phone) from mentors, supervisors, colleagues, or other experts, who can testify to the candidate's accomplishments. References will be contacted.
  • A headshot photo.

The candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by any separation scientists in the field. The deadline for the 2021 CACA Young Investigator Award nomination is December 31, 2020. The awardee will be selected by the CACA Awards Committee and notified by January 15, 2021. Details of CACA and its free membership are listed at http://www.ca-ca.org/.

Please send the nomination materials electronically (a single PDF file is required) to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..