Apryll Stalcup is Professor and Head of the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University. She received a BS in Chemistry from California State University-Sacramento (1979) and her PhD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC (1988). She was a Co-op Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland (1985-1988). After a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri-Rolla, she moved to the University of Hawaii-Manoa in 1990. In 1996, she moved to the University of Cincinnati and promoted to Full Professor in 2001. She moved to Dublin City University In 2012 Dr. Stalcup’s research interests are in separation science. Her group pioneered the use sulfated-β-cyclodextrin, heparin and quinine as chiral additives in capillary electrophoresis. They have been very active in the application of surface-confined ionic liquids (SCIL) and demonstrated their wide application range (e.g., reversed phase, normal phase, ion exchange and ion exclusion). In 2011, she was awarded the Cincinnati Chemist of the Year by the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society. In 2015, she received the American Microchemical Society A. A. Benedetti-Pichler Award. Dr. Stalcup is the author of over 100 publications, reviews, book chapters and one patent. She has served as the thesis/dissertation advisor or mentor to 32 postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellows. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, the Royal Society of Chemistry, a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association of the Advancement of Science and Sigma Xi. She currently serves on the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division Council, is a Contributing Editor for Trends in Analytical Chemistry and serves on the Editorial Board for Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Techniques. She is the Co-Chair (with Prof. Jeremy Glennon, University College Cork) of the 31st International Symposium on Chromatography in 2016.