Announcement on the Winner of the CACA 2016 Young Investigator Award

Dr. Xiaoli Wang in Agilent Technologies Inc. has been selected to be the winner of 2016 Young Investigator Award from the Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA). This award is awarded annually to an outstanding scientist who has made exceptional contribution to the development of separation science and its applications.

Dr. Wang obtained a B.S. from Peking University in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Minnesota under Prof. Peter Carr. He pursued a career in industry by working in AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals where he implemented UHPLC in new drug development (2006 - 2010) and in Agilent Technologies where he developed new bonded phases and columns for pharmaceutical analysis (2010 – present). Dr. Wang is currently a R&D Manager in the Agilent CrossLab Group, Wilmington, Delaware.

Dr. Wang’s contributions to the separation science included the followings: developed a step-wise approach to maximize peak capacities for complex separations; extended the concept of Poppe plot for gradient separation; developed methodologies to optimize high speed 2DLC for proteomic analysis; characterized and developed multiple novel bonded phases and particles including the commercially successful Poroshell HPH (high-pH stable superficially porous particles). Dr. Wang published a total of 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented more than 30 podia and poster presentations at international conferences. Dr. Wang’s technical and management capabilities were amply demonstrated by his successes in numerous new products development, his leadership positions at the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley and the Eastern Analytical Symposia, his short courses involvements in 2DLC, and his many impactful publications.

The CACA 2016 Young Investigator Award will be presented to Dr. Wang at the Pittcon Conference & Expo to be held in March 6 – 10, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

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