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2021 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science

Dr. Mary Ellen McNally is a Global R&D Technical Fellow at the Stine Research Center for FMC Corporation. Mary Ellen was employed by DuPont for 33 years before joining FMC.  McNally has led teams on New Emerging Technologies as well as a team of inter-disciplinary scientists from three universities and DuPont on a NSF GOALI project. Dr. McNally was named to the Analytical Scientist Power List, as one of the Top 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences in 2016.  In addition, she has received the American Microchemical Society Steyermark Award in the field of microanalysis, the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Award for contributions to theory, instrumentation and applications to the field of chromatography and service to the organization. Mary Ellen has been recognized for her contributions to the field of supercritical fluids by the Midwest Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Discussion and the Tri-State Analytical Supercritical Fluid Discussion Groups. Dr. McNally is a member the editorial advisory board for LC-GC magazine and a former member of the Instrumentation Panel and the Advisory Board for the journal of Analytical Chemistry and the editorial board of Talanta. She has been a long-standing board member of the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley, CFDV, serving as the President and Program Chair twice and is currently chairman of the Audit, Nominating and Dal Nogare award committees.  McNally is a member of the Executive Committee of the Eastern Analytical Symposium and was the president in 2018, she has also served as the Program Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-President.

While at DuPont, Dr. McNally has received DuPont Crop Protection’s Scientific Leadership Award a peer nominated and selected award. This award afforded her the opportunity to work at the Imperial College in London in capillary electrochromatography as well as LC and CE on a microchip. She was also a visiting scientist at the Molecular Engineering Cooperative Research Center of CSIRO in Sydney Australia working in the area of biosensors. She has also been the recipient of DuPont’s highest awards for Engineering Excellence, Marketing Excellence and Environmental Stewardship for her contributions to the development and detection of Crop Protection Products. McNally’s specialties include separations, sample preparation and sensors focused in environmental fate of agricultural products, ultra-trace level analysis and detection. Her current focus is analysis associated with manufacturing and process development of new agricultural products and their world-wide registration.  Internationally, Dr McNally is a representative to ESPAC, the English-Speaking Pesticide Analytical Council, a division of CIPAC and the WHO.