The September Issue of The Analytical Scientist is a themed issue where we aim to whet your appetite for one of the first physical events for analytical scientists in a pandemic world, SciX: 2021, while also exploring the Pittcon mission: Did you know that over 90 percent of the net profit generated by Pittcon goes to funding education, scholarships, lab improvements and outreach activities? Also in the issue: Victoria Samanidou, makes the case for integrity in scientific publishing, Benedikt Geier discusses his work on the humble earthworm using MALD-MSI and micro-CT; and, finally, we Sit Down With Public Service Spectroscopist, Ramon Barnes. Some articles will be online before we send off the printed version. Stay tuned.
Harold McNair †
On June 27, 2021, Harold McNair – a titan of gas chromatography and author of many of Chromedia's articles and video sessions – passed away. Harold was a beloved colleague and friend to many in the analytical chemistry field, not to mention a great communicator, mentor, and teacher, and there is no doubt he will be sorely missed.
His impact on the field of analytical chemistry was felt far and wide, so we’d like to take a moment to pay tribute to this outstanding figure of our community. Here is a link to a selection of articles dedicated to Harold that have featured in The Analytical Scientist through the years, including a touching tribute from some of his past students – Kevin Schug, Nicholas Snow, Vince Remcho, Chris Palmer, and Lee Polite.