Technology through years of experience and innovation - Dr. William Campbell

William Campbell received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Montana State University under the direction of Dr. Wynn Jennings.
Research included:

  • Transition metal catalysis mechanisms of Group VIII transition metals
  • Metabolism of toxic Furano-sesquiterpenes

During his graduate work, Dr. Campbell gained a great deal of expertise in NMR, IR, Mass Spectroscopy and Chromatography.

Dr. Campbell received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota and continued working on organo-metallic mechanisms of Zirconocenes and Titanocenes, and organic and inorganic synthesis under the direction of Professor Paul Gassman. 

Dr. Campbell entered industry as a research chemist in Central Research at the Dow Corning Corporation. Through several years at Dow Corning he gained expertise in surface science and silicone and organo-silane chemistry. His love for chromatography coupled with his experience in silane chemistry lead to a career path in the development of HPLC stationary phases and applications.
Early collaborations included: the Mayo Clinic, The University of Michigan Blood Chemistry Laboratory, WARS Analytical in Wisconsin and others.

Dr. Campbell moved to ”Vydac” the Separations Group, where he further refined his skills in surface science, silica synthesis and evaluation, protein and peptide chromatographic techniques and development of preparative column technology.

After a brief time at a startup company in Michigan, Dr. Campbell took a position at Supelco/Sigma-Aldrich as a Sr. Research Scientist and quickly moved to the position of HPLC R&D Manager. In that role he developed many new HPLC phase chemistries, presented seminars worldwide and worked closely with leading scientists in major pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Campbell is currently Adjunct Faculty for the Forensic Sciences Department and the Chemistry Department at Penn State University and the leading force behind Phase Analytical Technology.