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Mark E. Meyerhoff
Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry
University of Michigan
Mark E. Meyerhoff is currently a Philip J. Elving Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979, working with Professor Garry A. Rechnitz. Following a short post-doctoral stint at the University of Delaware (also with Prof. G. A. Rechnitz), he joined the faculty at Michigan as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 1979. He was promoted to associate professor in 1985, and to full professor in 1990.
Professor Meyerhoff’s primary research interests are in the field of analytical chemistry, particularly the development of new ion-, gas-, and bio-selective electrochemical/optical sensors suitable for direct measurements of clinically important analytes in physiological samples. He also has a very active research program in the area of biomaterials, especially the development and characterization of novel nitric oxide (NO) releasing/generating polymeric materials for biomedical applications. These advanced NO release materials are being examined as potent antithrombotic and bactericidal coatings for a wide range of medical devices. He and his collaborators have authored more than 350 original research papers on these and other topics over the past 36 years since beginning his independent academic career at Michigan. His research has been funded by a series of grants from the National Institutes of Health (dating back to 1981) and other agencies/foundations.
Professor Meyerhoff received the University of Michigan’s Faculty Recognition Award in 1990, was elected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry in 2002, received the ACS-Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry in 2003, the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry’s Reilley Award in 2006, The University of Michigan’s Outstanding Graduate Mentoring Award in 2006, the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2011, and the Ralph Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry from the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry in 2014. He has served or currently serves on the editorial/advisory boards of Analytical Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry, Electroanalysis, Analytica Chimica Acta, Mikrochimica Acta, and Biosensors and Bioelectronics. He is also active as a consultant and/or is on the Scientific Advisory Boards of several biomedical companies including Instrumentation Laboratory, I-SENS, EyeLab, Biocrede, and Selective Technologies, Inc. Previously, he served as consultant to Dow, Abbott Laboratories, Sensicore, Mallinkrodt Medical, Eli Lilly, Bolton Medical, Medtronic, Angioscore, Michigan Critical Care Consultants, and GDS Technologies.
We are pleased to announce that the 2021 ANACHEM Symposium is happening! Join us Nov. 11, 2021 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI. This year, we will have two plenary lectures! The first plenary lecture will be given by the 2019 recipient of the ANACHEM Award, Dr. Robert Kennedy, Hobart H. Willard Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and the Chair of the Department of Chemistry at University of Michigan. The second plenary lecture will be given by the 2020 recipient of the ANACHEM Award, Dr. Gary Blanchard, Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University. This year’s symposium will also include four oral sessions devoted to research at the academic institutions in our region. New this year, there will be a session devoted to advances in analytical chemistry education. An instrument exhibit, two educational workshops, and a poster session are also important parts of this annual symposium on chemical analysis. Check out our Symposium page for more details. See you Nov. 11th!
Gary Blanchard received his BS degree in Chemistry with Honors from Bates College in 1981 and his PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1985. That same year he joined Bell Communications Research in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he worked on environmental and contaminants research and ultra-high speed photonic signal processing. In 1991 Blanchard joined the Chemistry faculty at Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor, rising through the ranks to Professor in 1999. He also holds an adjunct appointment in Ag and Biosystems Engineering and serves as the Associate Chair for Education in Chemistry. His research focuses on interfacial science, nanoparticles, chemical sensing and catalysis, ionic liquid organization and developing photo-induced precision chemistry using molecules designed to maximize excited state reactivity. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health and DARPA, in addition to many private sector sources. Blanchard has published more than 230 peer-reviewed papers, holds 7 patents, has presented more than 300 talks at National and international meetings and universities, and has graduated 37 PhDs and 10 MSs during his 30 years at Michigan State University.