EAS Summer School! Registration is Open

“Introduction to LC” online short course to be offered in July

Come ‘test the waters” and expand your knowledge of Liquid Chromatography (LC)! Taught by Merlin Bicking, ACCTA, Inc., this course offers sufficient theoretical and practical background to perform independent work in liquid chromatography. The emphasis is on the practice of LC. Lectures encompass all major areas of liquid chromatography and related sample preparation techniques likely to be encountered by workers practicing in the field. See below for course outline.

July 24-28, 2023
10:00am – 3:00pm EDT Monday through Thursday
10:00am – 12:00pm ED Friday: Live Online Lab Demo / Live Troubleshooting

Registration Fees:
Early rates: $900/regular attendee and $200/ FULL-TIME student (must present current/valid school ID). Registration deadline is July 7, 2023.
Regular rates: $1,250/regular attendee and $625 FULL-TIME student (must present current/valid school ID). Registration deadline is Thursday, July 20, 2023

Click here to register by Google Form. We will contact you via phone to collect credit card information.

If you are not able to access Google Forms or prefer to pay by check; please email askeas@eas.org and we will help get you registered!

Course Outline:
– Introductions
– Language of Chromatography
– Operating Modes
– Column selection
– Equipment
– Operating Issues
– Sample Preparation
– Best Practices in HPLC
– Troubleshooting
– Checklists and Summaries
– The Famous LC Quiz
– HPLC Laboratory Demonstration
– Technical discussions from leading industry experts:

This virtual class will be presented in four lecture segments and one laboratory discussion. The lecture sessions will occur from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday – Thursday (there will be a break for lunch each day). The Friday laboratory demonstration will occur from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. All times are EDT.

Dr. Merlin K. L. Bicking (Course Director) is President and Senior Analytical Scientist, ACCTA, Inc.  He has extensive analytical chemistry experience in academia, contract research, independent testing laboratories, consulting, and technical training.  His professional history includes development of two EPA methods, as well as numerous methods in other regulated and non-regulated industries.  His publications and presentations cover a wide range of topics, including liquid chromatography theory, derivatization, method optimization, and the use of experimental design strategies in analytical chemistry.  He also develops and presents technical training seminars for analytical laboratory staff.