Kevin A. Schug is Professor and the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He is also co-Founder and Director of the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) at UTA. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998 from the College of William and Mary, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002. From 2003-2005, he performed post-doctoral research at the University of Vienna in Austria. Since joining UTA in 2005, his research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems, in the fields of environmental, pharmaceutical, biological, and energy research. He has over 180 peer-reviewed publications and over 400 presentations, posters, and invited talks to his group’s credit. He has been the primary mentor and research advisor to more than 25 graduate and 60 undergraduate students. Dr. Schug has received several research awards, including the 2013 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science Award. Research in the Schug group in environmental analysis, remediation, and other fields has prospered based on extensive support and partnerships with industry and NGOs. For his teaching, Dr. Schug has been recognized by being named a Fellow of the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers and a Fellow of the University of Texas Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers.