AES Mid-Career Award

2018 Recipient, Michael Roper, Florida State University 

Michael Roper received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998.  He then received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2003 under the supervision of Robert T. Kennedy.  From 2003 – 2006, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia in James Landers’ laboratory.  He started at Florida State University in 2006 as an assistant professor and is now a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Molecular Biophysics program.  During this time, he has mentored approximately 20 graduate students and 30 undergraduate students. He also serves as an Associate Editor for Analytical Methods and is on the Features Panel of Analytical Chemistry. In 2014, he was awarded the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award for Young Investigator in Separation Science.  His current research interests include the development of microfluidic systems for automating sample preparation strategies, development of electrophoretic separation methods for measuring biologically important peptides, and investigating dynamics of cellular systems.

Nominations for the 2018 award are due to to the AES Awards Committee Chair
by November 15th, 2017.

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Criteria for Award

This award is given for exceptional contributions to the field of electrophoresis, microfluidics, and related areas by an individual who is currently in the middle of their career.


One award is presented every year at the SciX Meeting.


The recipient of the award will receive a plaque, complementary conference registration, a one year membership in AES, and give the plenary talk at the award session.


Self-nominations are discouraged.

  • Nominators must be AES members at the time of nomination.
  • Nominees in academia must have been promoted to a tenured/associate professor rank or equivalent within the last 10 years
  • Nominees working in government or industry must be between 10 and 20 years away from their terminal degree

Nominator must supply:

  • Their own name and contact details
  • The nominee's name and contact details
  • A one page supporting statement 500 words or less
  • A one page CV for the candidate which should include website URL, summary of education and career, a list of relevant publications and patents.

2018 Michael Roper - Florida State University
2017 R. Scott Martin - Saint Louis University
2016 Amy E. Herr - Interview with Amy Herr by LC/GC Magazine
2015 Adam T. Woolley - Interview with Adam Woolley by LC/GC Magazine
2014 Kevin Dorfman - Interview with Kevin Dorfman by LC/GC Magazine
2013 Todd Squires