Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Kate Perrault for receiving the 2020 Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigators in Separation Science.
Professor Perrault is known for her work as a forensic scientist and odor scientist. Her research analyzes the chemicals and compounds released by odors, specifically the odors that law enforcement canines use to find dead bodies.
According to the award selection committee, “Perrault’s application is founded on extraordinary contributions to innovating GC separations as well as separations approaches and fundamental processes of legally supportive confirmatory analyses that are significant to advancing forensics.”
This award is given annually by the American Chemical Society’s Analytical Division Subdivision of Chromatography and Separations Chemistry to recognize outstanding contributions to the fields of analytical chemistry. In the 16 years this award has been presented, Dr. Perrault is the first female to receive the honor.
“It is such an honor to be recognized for my contributions to analytical chemistry at this early stage in my career,” says Dr. Perrault. “I hope to continue making valuable contributions to this field as my career progresses, and to be able to guide the next generation of women chemists and underserved minorities to serve society through the application of chemical disciplines.”