Advances in materials sciences have led to a growing demand for instrumentation that delivers faster, more detailed analytical information about your materials.

During this webinar, the speakers detailed below discuss how applying a multi-dimensional chromatographic approach enables separation of analytes by two different, sequential retention mechanisms.

Jennifer Bain and Claudia Lohmann cover the rich capabilities of the Acquity advanced polymer chromatography (APC) system, using relatable examples that showcase its key features – such as its ability to show the enhanced resolution and in-depth information of chemical structures, and the composition of complex polymeric samples. They are joined for the presentation – and questions session at the end – by polymer scientist Daniela Herd from PSS GmbH.

By the end of this webinar, you will have learned:

  • How to increase sample throughput and efficiency of laboratory operations by obtaining accurate and repeatable sample separation
  • The best ways to leverage comprehensive 2D chromatography to gain additional insight into complex polymer analyses
  • The most suitable ways that advances in 2D technology can be applied routinely to support your daily polymer innovation needs

Logos of PSS, TA instruments and Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation, the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With approximately 7,200 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Speaker:  Jennifer Bain, market development manager, materials science, Waters Corporation, UK

Jennifer (Jenny) Bain is currently a market development manager in the materials science initiative at Waters Corporation, and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, among others. Before joining Waters, Jenny spent several years in academia working on various government & military funded projects in the fields of polymer chemistry, material science, nanotechnology and biotechnology. She received a PhD in chemistry from the University of Sheffield, and a 1st class degree in chemistry from the University of Liverpool. 


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Speaker:  Daniela Held, Polymer scientist, PSS Gmbh

Daniela Held studied chemistry at the University of Mainz (Germany). After achieving her PhD in physical chemistry in 2000 she started working at the PSS systems, software and solutions department. In 2005 she joined the PSS Marketing team where she is also responsible for education and customer training.


Claudia Lohmann, senior scientist in materials science group for Waters Corporation, US

Speaker:  Claudia Lohmann, senior scientist, materials science, Waters Corporation, US

Claudia Lohmann is a senior scientist working in the chemicals and materials science group at Waters Corporation. Her area of focus is polymer characterisation by advanced polymer chromatography (APC) and method development, as well as customer support and 2D chromatography. Claudia’s industrial career has seen her characterise organic and water-soluble polymers across a vast molecular weight range using GPC with advanced detectors such as light scattering, as well as conventional calibration at ambient and high temperatures. 


Ben Valsler

Moderator: Benjamin Valsler, digital editor, Chemistry World magazine

Ben is the digital editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website. Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa.