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Division of Analytical Chemistry


  • 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 2018


Steering Committee

  • , University of Belgrade, Serbia (Chair)
  • ,University of Porto, Portugal (Secretary)
  • , Charles University, Czech Republic (Treasurer)
  • , Lund University, Sweden
  • , Ankara University, Turkey
  • , University of Lille, France
  • , University of Münster, Germany


  • 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.



Oesterreichische Gesellschaft fur Analytische Chemie


Gesellschaft Oesterreichischer Chemiker


Société Royale de Chimie


Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging


Croatian Chemical Society


Pancyprian Union of Chemists

Czech Republic

Czech Chemical Society


Danish Chemical Society


Association of Finnish Chemical Soccietes


Société Chimique de France


Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie


Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker


Association of Greek Chemists


Hungarian Chemical Society


Institute of Chemistry of Ireland


Israel Chemical Society


Consiglio Nazionale dei Chimici


Societa Chimica Italiana


Society of Chemists & Technologists of Macedonia


Royal Netherlands Chemical Societes


Norwegian Chemical Society


Polish Chemical Society


Portuguese Chemical Society


Romanian Chemical Society


Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society


Russian Scientific Council on Analytical Chemistry


Serbian Chemical Society

Slovak Republic

Slovak Chemical Society


Slovenian Chemical Society


Real Sociedad Española de Química


Spanish Society for Analytical Chemistry


Catalan Chemical Society


Swedish Chemical Society


Swiss Chemical Society


Turkish Chemical Society

United Kingdom

Royal Society of Chemistry

Heads of Study Groups





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






Poland: , and


Russia: and

Romania: Prof. Koos van Staden

Slovak Republic:

Spain: and





IRMM-JRC, European Commission:

Division of Environmental Chemistry:

Division of Food Chemistry:

Division of Green and Sustainable Chemistry:

Task Forces

Current Task Forces


2016  2017

Study Groups





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.


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

Prof. Jan Labuda – Slovak Chemical Society, Slovak Republic

Annual Reports

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

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.


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

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

Annual reports for download

Year: 2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017

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.


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

Prof. Dr. Ivo Leito – University Tartu, Estonia

Prof. Miltiades Karayannis – University of Ioannina, Greece

Dr. Martin Vogel – University of Muenster, Germany

Annual reports for download

Year: 2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017

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.


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

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.


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