Session 900, Room 114, 8:00 a.m.
The 2013 Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award will be presented to David R. Walt by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh. The award is established in recognition of an individual’s significant contributions to the field of analytical chemistry, including introduction of a significant technique, theory, or instrument; and providing exceptional training or a fertile environment for progress in analytical chemistry.
Walt is the Robinson professor of chemistry at Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (New York, New York) professor. He is the scientific founder and a director of both Illumina Inc. and Quanterix Corp. He has published more than 250 scientific papers and holds more than 50 patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Walt received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and a PhD in chemical geology from SUNY at Stony Brook (Stony Brook, New York).