University of Antwerp, Belgium

Talk Title: The Metamorphosis of Analytical Chemistry: chemical analysis in the 21st century

Freddy Adams is emeritus professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, where he was Professor of Chemistry conducting teaching in and research in analytical chemistry and its applications in the materials sciences, the environment sciences, art, and archaeology. His present research interests concern general aspects of analytical chemistry and chemical imaging, particularly with X-ray methods and ultra-trace analysis with mass spectrometry. Freddy served as co-founder and Director of the Micro-and Trace Analysis Centre (MiTAC) and Rector of the Graduate School of the UA during 1983-1995. He is the author or co-author of five books and ca 500 publications in international scientific journals. He was a regular plenary and keynote speaker at the major analytical chemistry conferences. His last monograph is Chemical Imaging analysis and appeared in the series, Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry in 2015 (Elsevier, Amsterdam). Freddy received several honors and awards including the Louis Gordon Memorial Award, 1979; the Castaing Award, 1984; the Prize Environment Policy of the Coca-Cola Foundation, 1990; the Pregl Medal of Austrian Chemical Society, 1996; a Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Iasi, Romania, 1998; the “Torch” Award of Winter Plasma Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Norway, 2001; and a Doctorate Honoris Causa University of Chisinau, Moldova, 2005.