Dr. Chris Harrison has just been elected Vice President by the members of the AES Electrophoresis Society for the term 2019-2021. He is also the President Elect.
Chris is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University. He obtained his B.Sc. in chemistry from Concordia University in Montreal, followed by his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alberta, on the mentorship of Chuck Lucy. From there he moved to the US to do a postdoc with Michael Bowser at the University of Minnesota before starting his independent career at SDSU.
Chris' research focus has been on furthering our understanding of electroosmotic flow in capillary electrophoresis, and applying the technique to novel problems, such as the analysis of blood doping in athletes. He is particularly interested in capillary coatings, such as phospholipids, and how they can be tuned to modify separation conditions. In addition to his laboratory research he is also heavily involved in the development of new methodologies, and approaches for teaching analytical chemistry.
The AES Electrophoresis Society, previously the American Electrophoresis Society or AES, is a unique organization founded in 1980 to improve and promote technologies for electrophoretic separation and detection. With time, this focus has expanded to include all electrokinetic and related techniques for the advancement of different fields. The expertise of our members stretches from electrophoresis to dielectrophoresis and micro/nanofluidics with application in healthcare diagnostics, forensics, and advanced manufacturing. The mission of the society is to promote excellence across diverse disciplines; facilitate communication between members worldwide; facilitate the training of scientists and students in electrokinetic technologies; and facilitate peers training peers across the globe. This mission is supported by hosting forums and conferences, recognizing the top talent in electrokinetics and supporting the development of the next generation of researchers and educators.