Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Shane Snyder has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his influential research in water analysis, and the exploration of new approaches to determine the quality and safety of drinking water.
Snyder is a professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Snyder and his team are developing an end-to-end workflow for effect-directed analysis designed to identify and characterize emerging contaminants in water supplies. Their research will also create as says for determining the safety of wastewater reuse initiatives.
“Growing interest in recycling municipal wastewater for potable supplies drives the need for more comprehensive water characterization– particularly for as-yet unidentified chemical contaminants including treatment byproducts,”said Snyder.“This Agilent Thought Leader Award will allow our team to develop further tools and human-relevant monitoring programs, that will increase public trust in potable water reuse projects.”
“Agilent Technologies is proud to grant an Agilent Thought Leader Award to Dr.Snyder. This award builds on our collaboration with a world-renowned scientist in the area of water treatment and reuse research,” said Tori Richmond, a director of Segment Marketing at Agilent and executive sponsor of this award. “Through our partnership with Snyder, we will be able to support further research into the identification and analysis of emerging contaminants and their degradation products during wastewater and potable reuse treatment. The results of this work will help ensure a clean and sustainable water supply for future generations.”
Snyder’s methods, which include gas and liquid chromatography in tandem with high-resolution, accurate-mass mass spectrometry, will now be supplemented byin vitro profiling using Agilent cell metabolism and genomics solutions.
The Agilent Thought Leader Award Program promotes fundamental scientific advances by contributing financial support, products and expertise to the research of influential thought leaders in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Further information is available by visiting the Agilent Thought Leader Program web page.