Water Quality Researcher Receives Agilent Thought Leader Award

Shane Snyder recognized for novel approaches in identifying emerging contaminants

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Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that Shane Snyder, Ph.D., has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in recognition of his 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, Ariz. 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 also will create assays 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,” Snyder said. “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, director of segment marketing for Agilent and executive sponsor of the award. “Through our partnership with Dr. 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, now will be supplemented by in vitro profiling using Agilent cell metabolism and genomics solutions.

Snyder is a member of the World Health Organization Drinking Water Advisory Panel and a fellow of the International Water Assn. Additionally, he serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee, and the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Subcommittee. Snyder also serves as editor-in-chief for the international Elsevier journal Chemosphere.

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.

Source: 
Agilent Technologies Inc.

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