Flavio A. Franchina, PhD
Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry
University of Ferrara
and welcome to my personal web home...
This is a way to share my professional experience, activities, and opinions about the analytical strategies and chemical analyses for life science and environmental applications, particularly involving chromatography and mass spectrometry.
The entire analytical process is of particular importance to obtain reliable results for hypothesis generation & confirmation, and it includes a few (all very important) consecutive steps. They include the sampling & the sample preparation, the separation & the detection, the quantification & the data processing. These are my research interests together with the analytical method development, optimization, and validation.
Flavio A. Franchina
The image above is a contour plot representing the 2D separation of a biodiesel using multidimensional gas chromatography, or GCxGC. Each dot, or blob, represents a component in the sample, and some of the major chemical classes are highlighted.