A Conversation with Principal Consulting Scientist, Fabrice Gritti
Recently, Fabrice Gritti, Principal Consulting Scientist at Waters, was featured in the Analytical Scientist’s annual Power List, which recognizes talent, ingenuity and leadership across all corners of analytical science on a global scale. We sat down with Fabrice to discuss what this recognition means to him and how research plays a major role in driving innovation.
What does this recognition mean to you in relation to your work?
Overall, this recognition demonstrates that Waters has been able to establish a clear visibility and efficient communication towards our customers, scientists, and leaders/students in the academic field. I am personally pleased to have contributed to that effort through my own research, publications, and lectures worldwide.
How long have you been working on the recent advancement in performance of columns and multidimensional LC’s that was recognized in the Power List?
I have been initially working on the fundamentals of LC for nearly two decades before joining Waters in 2015. Since then, now working with dedicated and long-time chemists, physicists, and engineers here at Waters has definitely enlarged my range of action and possibilities in terms of conceptualizing and guiding the design of new columns and instruments for LC and MDLC.
What do you have to say to the other scientist on the Power List?
When seeing the full list of scientists recognized, it is striking to see that very few people are from the industry. So, the first message is that fundamental research can still play a major role in the industry in terms of innovation. Waters is one of the few companies who has decided to invest in fundamental research. Also, most of the scientists in the Power List are separation scientists. The second message is that analytical chemists are still in strong need of separating/purifying their samples and that the future is still bright regarding the development of one and multidimensional separation chromatographic techniques.
Congratulations and thank you, Fabrice!