Professor Pawliszyn has supervised 50 PhD and 65 MS students and he is an author of over 650 scientific publications and a book on Solid Phase Microextraction. His Hirsch Index (H-index) is 102. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Canada and Chemical Institute of Canada, editor of Analytica Chimica Acta, Trends in Analytical Chemistry and a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Separation Science and Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. He initiated a conference, “ExTech”, focusing on new advances in sample preparation and disseminates new scientific developments in the area, which meets every year in different part of the world. He received the 1995 McBryde Medal, the 1996 Tswett Medal, the 1996 Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography Award, the 1996 Caledon Award, the Jubilee Medal 1998 from the Chromatographic Society, U.K., the 2000 Maxxam Award from Canadian Society for Chemistry, the 2000 Varian Lecture Award from Carleton University, the Alumni Achievement Award for 2000 from Southern Illinois University, the Humboldt Research Award for 2001, 2002 COLACRO Medal, 2003 Canada Research Chair, in 2006 he has been elected to the most cited chemists by ISI, in 2008 he received A.A. Benedetti-Pichler Award from Eastern Analytical Symposium, 2008 Andrzej Waksmundzki Medal from Polish Academy of Sciences, 2008 Manning Principal Award, 2010 Torbern Bergman Medal from the Swedish Chemical Society, 2010 Ontario Premier’s Innovation Award, 2010 Marcel Golay Award, 2010 ACS Award in Separation Science and Technology, 2011 PittCon Dal Nogare Award, 2012 E.W.R. Steacie Award, 2013 CIC Environmental Research and Development Award, 2013 CIC LeSueur Memorial Award, 2015 Maria Skłodowska-Curie Medal from Polish Chemical Society, 2015 Halász Medal Award from the Hungarian Society for Separation Sciences, 2017 Pittsburgh Conference Analytical Chemistry Award, the 2017 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry, 2018 ACS Award in Chromatography, 2018 North American Chemical Residue Workshop Excellence Award and 2019 Talanta Medal. He presently holds the University Professor, Canada Research Chair and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair in New Analytical Methods and Technologies.
B.Sc./Chem.Eng., 1977, Technical University of Gdansk
M.Sc., 1978, Technical University of Gdansk
Ph.D., 1982, Southern Illinois University
PDF., 1984, University of Toronto
Dr. Murtada received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from An-Najah National University (Palestine), and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). His research interests are nanomaterials synthesis & applications, sample preparation, and nanosensors. As a postdoctoral fellow, Khaled’s work is focused on the development of new coating based on nanomaterials and using the developed materials in various formats of SPME like Fiber, and Thin film microextraction etc. Another focus is the development of GC-MS, LC-MS/MS and CE methods based on SPME. Finally, development of highly sensitive optical detection – Raman spectroscopy – for rapid analysis of analytes in SPME probes.
Yuanpeng Wang received his BSc in Material Chemistry and PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Jilin University, China. His research focuses on synthesis and application of nanomaterials, sample preparation and food analysis. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo, he is working on preparing and developing thin-film membrane, coated blade, coated arrow based solid-phase microextraction devices and methods, as well as their application in environmental and food analysis.
Wei Zhou received his Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Wuhan University, China in 2020, specializing in instrumental analysis. His Ph.D. research works mainly focused on capillary electrophoresis/capillary electrochromatography-mass spectrometry (CE/CEC-MS), SPME related techniques including fabrication of novel coating materials, devices and SPME-MS interfaces. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Waterloo, his current works focus on development of novel SPME-MS interfaces, SPME-CE-MS coupling method and their application in drug or biological analysis.
Dan received his B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Waterloo in 2016, and in August 2018, he successfully defended his M.Sc thesis in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo. His thesis was supervised by Prof. Janusz Pawliszyn, and was titled “Development and optimization of coated blade spray – mass spectrometry for bioanalytical and clinical applications”.
His Ph.D. research is supervised by Prof. Janusz Pawliszyn and Prof. Scott Hopkins and is primarily focused on the design, construction, and implementation of an innovative parallel-flow trapped ion mobility device that will be coupled to a mass spectrometer. He is also involved in other research projects that focus on the continued development of ambient mass spectrometry techniques, as well as investigating various analytical applications that employ hybrid ion mobility-mass spectrometry instruments.
My research, as an M.Sc. student, is primarily focused on the development of a solid phase micro-extraction (SPME) methodology for untargeted analysis of lipids in biological samples, such as plasma. In addition, I will be working on a collaborative project with Toronto General Hospital, regarding the application of SPME for untargeted analysis after organ transplant.
His research involves the development of in vivo solid phase micro-extraction (SPME) acupuncture needles intended for the extraction of various organic molecules and biomolecules from biological matrices. Extractions are coupled with LC-MS/MS, Microfluidic Open Interface (MOI) direct MS, and LC-High Resolution MS end-point detection methods. His current research focuses on the extraction and monitoring of Doxorubicin, a chemotherapeutic agent, and its metabolites from animal and human lungs undergoing isolated lung perfusion (ILP) as an emergency treatment of lung metastases using SPME acupuncture needles.