Stoll Named One of Top Ten Separation Scientists WorldwideThe chemistry professor was recognized for his cutting-edge work in multidimensional liquid chromatography by The Analytical Scientist.
Posted on October 19th, 2017 by

Gustavus chemistry professor Dwight Stoll.

Gustavus Adolphus College chemistry professor Dwight Stoll was recently named to The Analytical Scientist’s power list as one of the top ten separation scientists in the world.

The power list breaks down the best analytical scientists from across the globe into 10 categories based on their area of research. Of the 100 total selections from academia and industry, Stoll is the only honoree from a private liberal arts college.

Within the separation scientists category, Stoll is recognized as one of the foremost experts in multidimensional liquid chromatography, which is a technique that allows researchers to separate complex substances so they become easier to analyze.

“I feel compelled to keep pursuing answers to the questions that will lead us to the next breakthrough,” said Stoll, who recently won an Agilent Technologies Thought Leader award to lead an international team of researchers using two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) for biopharmaceutical analysis.

“[Stoll] is a scholar, a deep thinker, a superb motivator of undergraduate students, and a creative, focused separation scientist,” one of his nominations read. “As a leader in the emerging field of multidimensional liquid chromatography separations, Dwight’s influence will be felt for decades.”

“It is humbling to be recognized alongside some of the current leaders in the field of separation science,” Stoll said. “I think this recognition from the community speaks not only to the quality of our work, but also to the increasingly important role that 2D-LC is beginning to play in fields ranging from life science research to environmental analysis.”

Previously, Stoll has been recognized with the John B. Phillips Award, LCGC’s Emerging Leader in Chromatography Award, the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the American Chemical Society’s Young Investigator in Separation Science Award, and was named to The Analytical Scientist’s “Top 40 Under 40 2014 Power List.” He also won the Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award in 2016.

“Dwight continues to distinguish himself as one of the nation’s top liberal arts research professors, and this accolade is further proof that one can reach the highest levels of scientific excellence while actively teaching and mentoring undergraduate students,” Gustavus Provost and Dean of the Faculty Brenda Kelly said. “We’re proud of Dwight’s important contribution to the growing field of multidimensional liquid chromatography and look forward to seeing the impact of his research in the future.”

After an open nomination period, Stoll was selected for the honor by a panel of expert judges including The Analytical Scientist editorial team along with 12 well-respected scientists with experience in the field of analytical chemistry. Judges ranked the individuals and the top 10 for each category were named to the list.

To learn more about the Stoll’s work at Gustavus, visit the Gustavus Newswire.

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  1. Nancy Easter says:

    Congratulations on this recognition. What a wonderful article.

  2. Adam P. Schellinger says:

    Way to go Dwight! Keep training and developing those those future chromatographers along with inspiring the chromatographic community!

  3. Brenda Miller says:

    Congratulations Dwight!! What a wonderful award you have earned. Keep up the great work in your research and continue teaching the next great minds. We are so happy for you.

  4. John Clementson says:

    Congratulations Dr. Stoll. Your dedication to your students and to the institution is outstanding.