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Division of Analytical Chemistry

Mission

  • DAC is a network of chemical societies and their members working in all fields of analytical sciences
  • DAC gives a voice to the interdisciplinary field of analytical sciences
  • DAC is based in Europe and aims at close links to related institutions all over the world

DAC Procedures and Practices

Strategy for 2015-2017

DAC overview

Governance

Steering Committee

  • , University of Belgrade, Serbia (Chair and web secretary)
  • , University of Plymouth, UK (Past-Chair)
  • , University Linz, Austria (Secretary)
  • , Charles University, Czech Republic (Treasurer)
  • , Lund University, Sweden
  • , Ankara University, Turkey
  • , University of Lille, France

Membership

  • Delegates to the DAC are appointed by EuCheMS member societies, which are normally national chemical societies, and must have expertise in a field relevant to analytical chemistry.
  • Observers may be nominated by inter- and supranational organizations being active in analytical chemistry and national chemical societies outside EuCheMS.
  • Guests are invited by the DAC Steering Committee if their expertise is relevant.

Delegates, Observers and Guests meet at the Annual Meeting which constitutes the supreme authority of DAC.

Delegates

Austria

Oesterreichische Gesellschaft fur Analytische Chemie

 

Gesellschaft Oesterreichischer Chemiker

Belgium

Société Royale de Chimie

 

Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging

Croatia

Croatian Chemical Society

Cyprus

Pancyprian Union of Chemists

Czech Republic

Czech Chemical Society

Denmark

Danish Chemical Society

Finland

Association of Finnish Chemical Soccietes

France

Société Chimique de France

Germany

Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie

 

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Greece

Association of Greek Chemists

Hungary

Hungarian Chemical Society

Ireland

Institute of Chemistry of Ireland

Israel

Israel Chemical Society

Italy

Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici

 

Societa Chimica Italiana

Macedonia

Society of Chemists & Technologists of Macedonia

Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Chemical Societes

Norway

Norwegian Chemical Society

Poland

Polish Chemical Society

Portugal

Portuguese Chemical Society

Romania

Romanian Chemical Society

Russia

Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society

 

Russian Scientific Council on Analytical Chemistry

Serbia

Serbian Chemical Society

Slovak Republic

Slovak Chemical Society

Slovenia

Slovenian Chemical Society

Spain

Real Sociedad Española de Química

 

Spanish Society for Analytical Chemistry

 

Catalan Chemical Society

Sweden

Swedish Chemical Society

Switzerland

Swiss Chemical Society

Turkey

Turkish Chemical Society

United Kingdom

Royal Society of Chemistry

Heads of Study Groups

Analytical Chemistry in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage:

Bioanalytics:

Chemometrics:

Education:

History:

Quality Assurance:

Liaison Persons

: Division of Chemical Education

: Division of Chemistry and the Environment

: Division of Food Chemistry

and : Working Party on History of Chemistry

: Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC

Observers and Guests

Australia:

Brazil:

Finland:

France:

Germany:

Poland: , and

Portugal:

Russia: and

Romania: Prof. Koos van Staden

Slovak Republic:

Spain: and

Sweden:

Turkey:

UK / RSC:

Ukraine:

IRMM-JRC, European Commission:

Division of Environmental Chemistry:

Division of Food Chemistry:

Division of Green and Sustainable Chemistry:

Task Forces

Current Task Forces

Nanoanalytics

2016

Study Groups

Analytical Chemistry in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Bioanalytics

Chemometrics

Education

History

Quality Assurance

Aims and objectives

1) To demonstrate the importance of Analytical Chemistry by the collection of scientific information, which is valuable to Archaeologist and Art Historians, in order to investigate, date and authenticate archaeological objects and works of Fine Art and to uncover forgeries and falsifications of artifacts in general.

2) To propose the proper, not destructive, analytical methods, techniques and procedures for sampling, analyzing archaeological and fine art objects and evaluating the analytical data. The selection of proper analytical methods for the verification of the chemical composition of works of art, helps to implement optimal conservation techniques, contributes to remediation and guarantees thereby the sustainability of artifacts in the future.

3) To study the level of the quality of life, the economy, the biocultural systems and the trade of civilizations, through the analysis and examination of the objects, which they used in the past. Analytical chemistry can also help in studying the development of the technology and other cultural activities of ancient cultures.

4) To endorse the collaboration between the European Countries and other scientific organizations in order to create professional opportunities for analytical chemists in archaeometry.

Membership

Prof. Miltiades Karayannis – University of Ioannina, Greece (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Alan Townshend – University of Hull, United Kingdom

Prof. Ioannis Stratis – Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Koen Janssens – University of Antverpen, Belgium

Prof. Megan McClain – University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Annual reports for download

Year: 2013  2014  2015  2016

Aims and objectives

The aim of the Bioanalytics study group is to search ways for bringing closer the analytical and bioanalytical chemistry community. This has proved to be a formidable task because a community of bioanalytical chemists does not appear to have formed yet. Many biochemists do analytical work but their emphasis is mostly on biochemistry itself. On the other hand there has been a growing trend for chemists and analytical chemists to do more and more bioanalytical work. Certain groups of (analytical) chemists have had a natural tendency for this, e.g., food chemists and forensic chemists. These observation underline the necessity of the aim stated above.

Membership

Prof. George Horvai – Hungarian Chemical Society, Hungary (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Guenter Gauglitz – Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie, DBG, Germany

Prof. Hendrik Emons – IRMM-JRC, European Commission, Belgium

Prof. José M. Pingarron – Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, Spain

Prof. Raluca-Ioana van Staden – Romanian Chemical Society, Romania

Prof. Jacobus Frederick van Staden – South African Chemical Institute, Romania

Annual Reports

Year: 2006  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

Aims and objectives

The aim of the Chemometrics study group is the promotion of Chemometrics in Europe through the organization of dedicated sessions in in EuCheMS related conferences and of European Schools/Workshops on Chemometrics

Chemometric techniques are heavily used in analytical chemistry and they are at present gaining increasing acceptation in emerging omic analytical fields. The development of new chemometric methods continues to advance the state of the art in analytical instrumentation and methodology. It is an application driven discipline, and thus while the standard chemometric methodologies are very widely used in industry, academic groups are dedicated to the continued development of chemometric theory, method and application.

Membership

Prof. Romà Tauler – Catalan Chemistry Society, IDAEA-CSIC, Spain (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Federico Marini – University of La Sapienza, Italy

Prof. Beata Walczak – University of Silesia, Poland

Prof. Lutgarde Buydens – Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

Prof. Jean Michel Roger – IRSTEA CEMAGREF / Douglas Rutledge, AgroParisTech, France

Prof. Alexey Pomerantsev/Oxana Radionova – Institute of Chemical Physics RAS, Russia

Prof. Jan H Christensen – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Johan Trygg – University of Umeä, Sweden

Prof. Richard Brereton – University of Bristol, England

Annual reports for download

Year: 2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

Aims and objectives

Aims of the Study Group Education are evaluation of curricula in analytical chemistry and promotion of new approaches in teaching analytical chemistry at the beginning of the 21st Century.

The attributes needed in the modern chemical industry and research have changed. This requires developments in chemistry’s coursework. Quality standards for curricula play an increasing role at the current stage of the Bologna process. Members of the SG Education participate actively in this development and promote proper approaches to this goal from within and outside Europe. Results and proposals are discussed during the Symposium Education Series at the beginning of each Euroanalysis Conference.

Membership

Prof. Reiner Salzer – Technische Universität Dresden, Germany (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Jens E.T. Andersen – DTU Chemistry, Denmark

Prof. Miltiades Karayannis – University of Ioannina, Greece

Prof. Nikoline Juul Nielsen – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Annual reports for download

Year: 2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

Contributions in Education in Analytical Chemistry

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the History study group is to study and publish accounts of the history of analytical chemistry in Europe with reference to individual countries, specific locations, professional bodies and personalities. One primary way to achieve this is to promote and support a lecture on material relevant to the host country at each Euroanalysis Conference and its subsequent publication.

Membership

Prof. Thorburn Burns – The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK (Head of Study Group)

Prof. K. Müller – University of Leipzig, Germany

Prof. R. Salzer – Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Prof. G. Werner – University of Leipzig, Germany

Prof. H. Deelstra – University of Antwerp, Belgium

Prof. M. Walker – Laboratory of the Government Chemist, London, UK

Annual reports for download

Year: 2009  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

Contributions to the History of AC in Europe

Aims and objectives

Report on activities in Metrology, quality assurance, accreditation and all areas related to quality issues of analytical chemistry. Liaison to other Divisions, working groups, working parties and governmental bodies.

Accreditation of laboratories is common practice in industry and accreditation is introduced in order to sustain quality and reliability. Practices and procedures of quality assurance are considered also in science and the influence on quality of scientific results is evaluated and discussed. It is the objective of the Study Group Quality Assurance to follow the development of quality assurance and metrology in analytical chemistry with the aim of producing guides to assess quality of results, which eventually may create a new basis for decision making that may, or may not, have a significance to the way science is conducted in general. Both statistics and metrology are currently considered for renewal and improvements as to meet contemporary demands for quality in analytical chemistry.

Membership

Prof. Elin L. Gjengedal, UMB, Norway (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Jens E.T. Andersen, Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana

Prof. Hendrik Emons, IRMM-JRC, European Commission, Belgium

Annual reports for download

Year: 2012  2013  2014  2015  2016