Michael Roper, the Pfeiffer Professor for Cancer Research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University, has been honored with the Mid-career Achievement Award by the AES Electrophoresis Society. The award will be presented during the society's annual meeting held in Atlanta, GA October 21-26.
The Mid-Career Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fields of electrophoresis, electrokinetics and related areas; and are currently in the middle of their academic or professional career. The governing board of the society elected Professor Roper for developing "powerful electrophoretic immunoassays and microfluidic analytical systems for the quantitative measurement of small molecules and peptides with high temporal resolution". previous winners of this award include R. Scott Martin, Amy Herr, Adam T. Woolley, Kevin Dorfman and Todd Squires.
Prof. Roper has made significant contributions in ways that integrate engineering, analytical chemistry, and biology. Professor Roper has been previously recognized with the Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator Award in Separation Science from the American Chemical Society, the Pfeiffer Professorship in Cancer Research, and The GAP Award (Florida State University), among other awards. Professor Roper graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Florida, and carried out postdoctoral studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Roper is an Associate Editor for Analytical Methods, has served extensively as a reviewer, has organized symposia at Pittcon, for the ACS and MicroTAS. His publications number nearly 50, and his former group members work in academia, private industry, and national labs.
"The AES Electrophoresis Society is thrilled to celebrate Dr. Roper. His important contributions to the field electrophoresis have positioned him as an important innovator in the field and have enabled important measurements on molecular activity, as well as methods for molecular separation" said Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte, president of AES 2017-2019.