2018 Roger and Jo Bates Graduate Fellow Announced

The Analytical Chemistry Division is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Roger and Jo Bates Graduate Fellow. Established by Prof. and Mrs Bates in 1996, this annual award recognizes overall excellence in research, teaching, and service for Ph.D. students in the analytical chemistry division. This year’s recipient is Mr. Robin Kemperman. Robin is a graduate of HAN University of Applied Sciences and a member of Prof. Rick Yost’s group. His research focuses on novel developments in ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) for small molecules. He explored the separation of isomeric metabolites and he has developed a unique strategy for (un)targeted metabolomics with IM-MS using isotopic ratio outlier analysis (IROA), an alternative isotopic labeling technique. This work has resulted into a patent application. In addition to research, Robin is a committee member on the student conduct board at UF, research mentor of several undergraduate students, and works for a non-profit organization, Empowered Prosthetics, here on campus where he assists students in an interdisciplinary research environment. Congratulations Robin!