Department of Chemistry News

October 25, 2007

Rob Synovec appointed CPAC Faculty Director

Robert Synovec, Professor and Associate Chair of the Graduate Program, has been named as the Faculty Director for the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (CPAC). Founding Faculty Director Emeritus Professor Bruce Kowalski has called Synovec the “ideal choice” because of the quality of his research program, his commitment to CPAC, and his deep historical knowledge of the organization.

Synovec intends to maintain CPAC’s unifying vision to develop analytical strategies and tools to measure, control, and more fully understand chemical processes in order to foster environmental and economic sustainability. He proposes an increased focus on bio-related arenas including biotechnology (proteomics, metabolomics, bioprocesses), biofuels, and medical technology. The interdisciplinary nature of CPAC, a key facet of the organization in the past, will continue to be emphasized. As Faculty Director, Synovec will work closely with CPAC Executive Director Mel Koch to create a bright future for the organization.

For more information about Rob Synovec and his research, please visit his faculty page or research group website.

For more information about the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (CPAC), please visit the CPAC website.