ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award

AWARD IN CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION

Advancing the field of chemical instrumentation through achievement of one or more of the following:
- Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has made a significant impact on the field. 
- Demonstration of innovative use of instrumentation in chemical measurement. 
- Stimulation of other researchers to use instrumentation in chemical measurement. 
- Authorship of research papers or books that have had an influential role in the use of chemical instrumentation.

Award is presented to David W. Koppenaal.

David W. Koppenaal is Chief Technology Officer at the Enviromental Molecular Sciences Center (EMSL) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. Dr. Koppenaal’s research interests include the development of new approaches and techniques for environmental and biological systems characterization. He is currently focused on metallomics applications and the metallomic study of cyanobacterial systems. Dr. Koppenaal is well-known for his fundamental science investigations and innovations in atomic mass spectrometry, including the initial development and  demonstration of effective reaction cell technology and associated ion molecule reaction approaches for interference reduction in ICPMS. This approach has resolved many interference effects in ICPMS, once considered the Achilles heel of the technique. More recently he has developed and applied ultra-high resolution orbital trapping techniques to metallomics and radiological applications. Dr. Koppenaal has served as Chair of the Analytical  Division of the American Chemical Society and as an Editorial Board member of the RSC journals Metallomics and JAAS. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Chemical Society.