Indian American Professor awarded Talanta Medal for outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry

Indian American Professor awarded Talanta Medal for outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry

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ARLINGTON, TX (TIP):  Professor Purnendu
 “Sandy” Dasgupta, the Hamish Small Chair of Ion Analysis in the 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at 
Arlington, has been named recipient of the 2017 Talanta Medal, an 
international award that recognizes world leaders in the analytical 
chemistry field.

The Talanta Medal was initiated in 1961 
by Pergamon Press, which was later acquired by multinational publishing 
group Elsevier, as a prestigious award of a gold medal for outstanding 
contributions to analytical chemistry. Dasgupta is the fourth American 
academic to win the award and the first of Indian origin. A special issue of Talanta,
 an acclaimed international journal devoted to Analytical Chemistry, 
will be published to coincide with the award ceremony, to commemorate 
this occasion.

Dasgupta’s high-impact research is 
improving public health on a global scale, a clear demonstration of 
advancing the University’s Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions | Global 
Impact. Dasgupta has won numerous awards over the course of his career. 
In 2016, he was awarded the Eastern Analytical Symposium’s highest 
award, the Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of 
Analytical Chemistry, and the Tech Titans Technology Inventors Award for
 his many innovations in chemical and environmental analysis.

Other honors include the 2015 American 
Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings 
Award for Excellence in Education; the 2012 Stephen Dal Nogare Award in 
Chromatography; the 2012 Wilfred T. Doherty Award, DFW Section of the 
ACS; and the 2011 ACS Award in Chromatography. He also was named a 
Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and an 
honorary member of the Japan Society of Analytical Chemistry, both in 2015.


Dasgupta received a bachelor’s degree 
with honors in Chemistry from Bankura Christian College in 1968 and a 
master’s degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Burdwan in
 1970, both located in West Bengal, India. He came to the United States
 in 1973 and earned his doctorate in analytical chemistry under Philip 
W. West, with a minor in electrical engineering, from Louisiana State 
University in 1977. He has published more than 400 papers and holds 29 


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