University of Santander- Colombia
Elena Stashenko is Laureate Full Professor at the School of Chemistry of Industrial University of Santander (UIS), in Bucaramanga, Colombia. She is the Director of the Center for Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (CROM-MASS) and of the Research Center for Biomolecules (CIBIMOL) at this University. She has been Graduate Program Coordinator and Director of Research for the School of Sciences at UIS. During the last 28 years she has directed the undergraduate and graduate research projects of over 250 new professionals in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. She completed her undergraduate and Doctoral studies in Chemistry at Druzhbi Narodov University (Moscow, ex-USSR, Russian Federation), and performed post-doctoral visits at University of California (Davis, CA, U.S.A.), Braunschweig University (Germany), University du Quebec (Canada), and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia). She is Full Member of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences; Member of the Latin American Chromatography Committee; Member of the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACAC); Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Separation Science, and of Scientia Chromatographica. Her work has received multiple awards; among them are the following: “Frontier Award: Chemistry for Life”, from the European Society of Separation Science; “Researcher of Excellence”, from the Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACAC); “COLACRO Medal”, from the 10th COLACRO; “National Chemistry Award in Analytical Chemistry”, from the Colombian Chemistry Association, ASQUIMCO; and “National Phytochemistry Prize”, from the National Phytochemistry Congress.