Prof Apryll Stalcup wins American Microchemical Society award

Congratulations to Prof Apryll Stalcup of the School of Chemical Sciences who has won the 2015 American Microchemical Society Benedetti Pichler Award. The award was made in recognition of Prof Stalcup's work in the field of Seperation Science and the work carried out by the Irish Separation Science Cluster of which she is a director.

Dr. Stalcup’s general research interests are in the area of separation science with an emphasis on understanding chromatographic and electrophoretic separation mechanisms, exploring new separation methods, characterizing complex carbohydrates and nuclear forensics. Her group was the first to use sulfated‐β‐cyclodextrin, heparin and quinine as chiral additives in capillary electrophoresis. Pioneering work in her group in the application of surface‐confined ionic liquids (SCIL) demonstrated the wide range of potential separation modes (reversed phase, normal phase, ion exchange and ion exclusion) obtainable with these materials. Her group has more recently demonstrated that the Linear Solvation Energy Relationship Moderl (LSER) can simultaneously account for the retention of neutrals as well as anions and cations on SCIL phases in liquid chromatography.

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 graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association of the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, the University of Cincinnati Graduate Fellows and a Charter member of the University of Cincinnati Chapter’s National Academy of Inventors. In 2011, she was awarded the Cincinnati Chemist of the Year by  the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society. She served on the Greater Cincinnati Water Works Water Quality Advisory Board and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Trends in Analytical Chemistry and Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Techniques and is the Co‐ Chair (with Prof. Jeremy Glennon, University College Cork) of the 31st International Symposium on Chromatography in 2016.