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Kim Prather Named One of 'Top 50 Women in Analytical Science'

October 31, 2016

Kim PratherKim Prather has been named one of the “top 50 women in  analytical science” by the Analytical Science magazine, which recently published its first ever all-women Power List, featuring “50 talented scientists who brilliantly represent the scope and impact of the analytical sciences.”

“As always, we don’t proclaim that our Power List is definitive – influence is subjective,” said Rich Whitworth, editor of the magazine. “But given its future-facing focus, we do hope it’s predictive.”

Prather, who holds the Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry and is Director of the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Nominations for the Analytical Scientist Power List were openly requested and reviewed by an expert judging panel consisting of well-respected scientists and the magazine’s editorial team to produce the final list of 50 women, which can be found online at

Since it began publishing in 2013, the magazine has published two top 100 and a top 40 under 40 power list.

“Our Power Lists are intended to be a celebration of the whole analytical field – and our top 50 women list is no different in that respect; however, we do think it’s important for The Analytical Scientist to step up and highlight positive role models for young female scientists,” said Whitworth. “We also want to give the analytical community the opportunity to reflect on diversity and equality in general.”