2015 American Microchemical Society Benedetti Pichler Award

Dr. Apryll Stalcup Dublin City University
Dr. Apryll Stalcup
Dublin City University

Apryll Stalcup is currently Director of the Irish Separation Science Cluster and Professor of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University in Ireland. She received a BS in Chemistry from California State University‐Sacramento in 1979. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, working under the direction of Daniel Martire in 1988. During her graduate studies, she was a Co‐op Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland working with Stephen Wise and Lane Sander. After a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Missouri‐Rolla with Daniel Armstrong, she joined the faculty at the University of Hawaii‐Manoa in 1990. In 1996, she moved to the University of Cincinnati and was promoted to Full Professor in 2001. In 2012, she moved to Dublin City University.

Dr. Stalcup’ general research interests are in the area of separation science with an emphasis on understanding chromatographic and electrophoretic separation mechanisms, exploring new separation methods, characterizing complex carbohydrates and nuclear forensics. Her group was the first to us sulfated‐β‐cyclodextrin, heparin, and quinine as chiral additives in capillary electrophoresis. Pioneering work in her group in the application of surface‐confined ionic liquids (SCIL) demonstrated the wide range of potential separation modes (reversed phase, normal phase, ion exchange and ion exclusion) obtainable with these materials. Her group has more recently demonstrated that the Linear Solvation Energy Relationship Model (LSER) can simultaneously account for the retention of neutrals as well as anions and cations on SCIL phases in liquid chromatography.

Dr. Stalcup is the author of over 100 publications, reviews, book chapters and one patent. She has served as the thesis/dissertation advisor or mentor to 32 graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association of the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, the University of Cincinnati Graduate Fellows and a Charter member of the University of Cincinnati Chapter’ National Academy of Inventors. In 2011, she was awarded the Cincinnati Chemist of the Year by the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society.  She served on the Greater Cincinnati Water Works Water Quality Advisory Board and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Trends in Analytical Chemistry and Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Techniques and is the Co‐Chair (with Prof. Jeremy Glennon, University College Cork) of the 31st International Symposium on Chromatography in 2016.