Paul W. Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been appointed to the editorship of Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry, the most highly cited publication in the field. Bohn, who has served four years on the journal’s international board, will serve a four-year term as co-editor.
The journal, founded in 2008, publishes 20 to 25 invited reviews a year. “It’s extremely influential in the field in terms of setting the research agenda and outlining the most important contemporary problems in chemical measurement science,” Bohn says, adding that the longstanding field has evolved rapidly in recent years. “It’s a very different enterprise now than it was 10-15 years ago.”
Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry helps researchers keep up with leading developments. For example, recent articles have explained advances in proteomics, the protein-based counterpart to genomics that calls for measurements of protein inventory and activity at different stages in the cell’s cycle and in healthy as well as diseased individuals.
Bohn, who came to Notre Dame nine years ago after 23 years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, conducts research in the areas of chemical analysis, materials chemistry, and molecular technology. He is also director of the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative and the Initiative for Precision Medicine.