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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

DAC strategy 2018-2020

DAC overview 2020

Governance

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Slavica Ražić, University of Belgrade, Serbia (Chair and Website Editor)
  • Prof. Marcela  Alves Segundo,University of Porto, Portugal (Secretary)
  • Prof. Jiri Barek, Charles University, Czech Republic (Treasurer)
  • Prof. Charlotta Turner, Lund University, Sweden
  • Prof. Sibel A. Özkan, Ankara University, Turkey
  • Dr. Martin Vogel, University of Münster, Germany
  • Prof. Lutgarde Buydens, Radboud University, The Netherlands

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

Prof. Rudolf Krska

 

Gesellschaft Oesterreichischer Chemiker

Prof. Wolfgang Buchberger

Belgium

Société Royale de Chimie

Prof. Claudine Buess-Herman

Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging

Prof. Annemie Adriaens

Croatia

Croatian Chemical Society

Prof. Snežana Miljanić

Cyprus

Pancyprian Union of Chemists

Dr. Constantina P. Kapnissi-Christodoulou

Czech Republic

Czech Chemical Society

Prof. Jiri Barek

Denmark

Danish Chemical Society

Dr. Nikoline Juul Nielsen

Finland

Finnish Chemical Society

Prof. Johan Bobacka

France

Société Chimique de France

Dr. Christian Rolando

Germany

Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie

Prof. Günter Gauglitz

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Dr. Martin Vogel

Greece

Association of Greek Chemists

Prof. Nikolaos S. Thomaidis

Hungary

Hungarian Chemical Society

Prof. György Pokol

Ireland

Institute of Chemistry of Ireland

Prof. Jeremy D. Glennon

Israel

Israel Chemical Society

Prof. Daniel Mandler

Italy

Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici

Prof. Sergio Facchetti

Societa Chimica Italiana

Prof. Luigia Sabbatini

Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Chemical Societes

Prof. Lutgarde Buydens

North Macedonia

Society of Chemists & Technologists of Macedonia

Prof. Trajce Stafilov

Norway

Norwegian Chemical Society

Prof. Elin L. Gjengedal

Poland

Polish Chemical Society

Dr. Krystyna Pyrzynska

Portugal

Portuguese Chemical Society

Prof. Marcela Alves Segundo

Romania

Romanian Chemical Society

Prof. Raluca-Ioana van Staden

Russia

Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society

Prof. Sergey N. Shtykov

Russian Scientific Council on Analytical Chemistry

Prof. Gennady Evtugyn

Serbia

Serbian Chemical Society

Prof. Slavica Ražić

Slovak Republic

Slovak Chemical Society

Dr. Ľubomír Švorc

Slovenia

Slovenian Chemical Society

Prof. Nataša Gros

Spain

Real Sociedad Española de Química

Prof. Jose M. Pingarron

Spanish Society for Analytical Chemistry

Prof. José Luis Pérez Pavón

 

Catalan Chemical Society

Prof. Roma Tauler

Sweden

Swedish Chemical Society

Prof. Charlotta Turner

Switzerland

Swiss Chemical Society

Dr. Franka Kalman

Turkey

Turkish Chemical Society

Prof. Sibel Ozkan

United Kingdom

Royal Society of Chemistry

Dr. Steve Lancaster

Heads of Study Groups

Bioanalytics: Prof. Raluca-Ioana van Staden

Chemometrics: Prof. Federico Marini

Education: Dr. Martin Voigel

History: Prof. Duncan Burns

Quality Assurance: Prof. Elin L. Gjengedal

Liaison Persons

Prof. Rainer Salzer: Division of Chemical Education

Prof. Roma Tauler: Division of Chemistry and the Environment

Prof. Marcela Alves Segundo: Division of Food Chemistry

Prof. Luigia Sabbatini and Prof. Duncan Burns: Working Party on History of Chemistry

Prof. Jiri Barek: Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC

Observers and Guests

Australia: Prof. Paul Francis

Brazil: Prof. Solange Cadore

Finland: Prof. Lauri Niinistö

France: Prof. Philippe Garrigues

Germany: Dr. Ernst-Heiner Korte

Poland: Prof. Boguslaw Buszewski and Prof. Maciej Jarosz

Portugal: Prof. Maria Filomena Camões

Russia: Prof. Yuri A. Zolotov and Prof.Oleg A. Shpigun

Romania: Prof. Koos van Staden

Slovak Republic: Prof. Ján Labuda

Spain: Prof. Miguel Valcarcel, Prof. Gemma Rauret Dalmau and Prof. RomaTauler

Sweden: Prof. Bo Karlberg and Prof. Jonas Bergquist

South Africa: Prof. Mathew Nindi

Turkey: Prof. O. Yavuz Ataman

UK / RSC: Prof. Alan Handley

UK / RSC: Prof. Paul Worsfold

Ukraine: Prof. Vladimir Zaitsev

IRMM-JRC, European Commission: Prof. Hendrik Emons

Division of Environmental Chemistry: Prof. Ioannis Katsogiannis

Division of Food Chemistry: Prof. Marco Arlorio

Division of Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Prof. Nicholas Gathergood

Past Chairs & Secretaries

Task Forces

Current Task Forces

Sample preparation (2019-2020)

Year  2020

Study Groups

Bioanalytics

Chemometrics

Education

Electroanalytical Chemistry

History

Nanoanalytics

Quality Assurance

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. Raluca-Ioana van Staden – Romanian Chemical Society, Romania (Head of Study Group)

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

Prof. Jan Labuda – Slovak Chemical Society, Slovak Republic

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

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

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

Prof. George Horvai – Hungarian Chemical Society, Hungary

Annual Reports

Year: 2006  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019   2020

Annexes 2018 Annual Report

Concept for Bioanalytics

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. Richard Brereton – University of Bristol, England

Prof. Lutgarde Buydens – Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands

Prof. Jan H Christensen – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Joao Lopes – Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Federico Marini – University of La Sapienza, Italy

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

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

Prof. Johan Trygg – University of Umeä, Sweden

Prof. Beata Walczak – University of Silesia, Poland

Annual reports for download

Year: 2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

Annexes 2018 Annual Report

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

Dr. Martin Vogel – University of Muenster, Germany (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Reiner Salzer – Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ivo Leito – University Tartu, Estonia

Prof. Miltiades Karayannis – University of Ioannina, Greece

Annual reports for download

Year: 2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018 2019  2020

Contributions in Education in Analytical Chemistry

Aims and objectives

The main aim of the study group is to promote possibilities of modern electroanalytical methods and their benefits for society via organizing special sessions on electroanalytical chemistry in broad spectrum analytical and chemical conferences, student’s competitions in electroanalytical chemistry, competitions of the best papers on electroanalytical chemistry for young electroanalytical chemists, international seminars for young electroanalytical chemist, exchange of students in electroanalytical chemistry, and network of electroanalytical laboratories. Attention will be also paid to closer cooperation between electroanalytical laboratories in Europe and in Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia using the support of producers of electroanalytical instrumentation and international programs of the Erasmus+ type an cooperation via European society on electroanalytical chemistry (ESEAC), division V of IUPAC and European chemistry thematic network association (ECTNA). Moreover, the study group will prepare and publish papers for generally oriented analytical journals promoting electroanalytica lchemistry.

Membership

Prof. Jiří Barek – Charles University, Czech Republic (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Sibel A. Ozkan – University of Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Jan Labuda – University of Bratislava, Slovakia

Prof. Frank-Michael Matysik – University of Regensburg, Germany

Prof. Christopher Brett – University of Coimbra, Portugal

Prof. Anastasia Economou – University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Elena Korotkova – University of Tomsk, Russia

Dr. Peter Barath – Metrohm, Czech Republic

Annual reports for download

Year  2020

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. R. Salzer – Dresden University of Technology, Germany

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

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  2017  2018  2019  2020

Contributions to the History of AC in Europe

Aims and objectives

The aim of the Study Group Nanoanalytics is to start a dialog within the analytical chemistry community on the concept of Nanoanalytics. There is however a need to explain in a clear way what Nanoanalytics does, what the outputs of Nanoanalytics are and what the terminology means. – A concept and definition of Nanoanalytics. – The most important types and classifications of nanotechnologies used in the chemical analysis. – The scope of applications of Nanoanalytics in Chemical Analysis.

Membership

Prof. Sergei Shtykov – Saratov State University, Russia (Head of Study Group)

Prof. Pavel Nesterenko, University of Tasmania, Australia

Prof. Nikolay Khlebtsov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Prof. Joao Luis Machado Santos, University of Porto, Portugal

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

Annual report for download

Year: 2018   2019  2020

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.F. Gjengedal, UMB, Norway (Head of Study Group)

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

Prof. Constantina P. Kapnissi-Christodoulou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Prof. Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva,Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Annual reports for download

Year: 2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020