Dr. Frank DAVID received his PH.D degree in 1986 at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry of the Universiteit of Gent under the direction Prof. Dr. M. Verzele. Since October 1986, Frank David is R&D manager at the Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC) in Kortrijk under the direction of Prof. Dr. Pat Sandra. Frank David is author of more than 100 scientific papers in different areas of separation science. His expertise includes capillary gas chromatography, supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), GC-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS), GC-atomic emission detection (GC-AED), liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy (LC-MS), multidimensional chromatography (GC-GC, GCxGC, LC-GC) and miniaturisation and automation of sample preparation.
Frank David is also consultant for instrument manufactures and for industrial laboratories in environmental, petrochemical, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In this function he has a long experience in theoretical and practical training courses. Since September 2004, Frank David is also visiting professor at the Pfizer Analytical Research Center of the University of Gent.