Professor Joseph Wang of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA, is the first to be awarded the IUPAC Analytical Chemistry Medal—an award that recognizes a significant lifetime contribution to analytical chemistry and for researchers who have a substantial record of achievements demonstrated by the number and quality of their publications, by being actively involved in international partnerships as well as by their commitment in the training of the next generation of analytical chemists.
Professor Tsuyoshi Minami of the University of Tokyo, Japan, is the first person to be awarded the IUPAC Emerging Innovator Award in Analytical Chemistry—an award that recognizes outstanding work undertaken by researchers who are at an early stage of their independent career.
For a description of the Awards, see <https://iupac.org/winners-of-the-inaugural-2021-iupac-analytical-chemistry-awards/>
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