Taking separations from the laboratory to the sample to the individual – Prof. Emily Hilder
The fundamental physical processes of separation science were identified over a century ago, with progress in the field since driven by the demands of biological, pharmaceutical, environmental and forensic science and realised through developments in technology. With these developments has come the demand for faster separations of more complex samples, using smaller, ideally portable devices. This presentation will introduce examples of how technology for separation science is being made smaller, faster and ‘smarter’ with a focus on new developments in materials science that are making this possible.
Emily Hilder is Professor of Chemistry in the School of Physical Sciences and Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) and Director of the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies at the University of Tasmania. Her research focuses on the design and application of new polymeric materials to improve analytical separations and on ways to make analytical systems smaller and more portable. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is an Editor of the Journal of Separation Science.
All are warmly invited to the lecture on Tuesday 1 April at 8 pm in the Royal Society Room, TMAG (entry from Dunn Place off Davey Street).