Dr. Hurst Jeffrey

Dr. Hurst Jeffrey

Principal Scientist

Hershey Company Technical Center
1025 Reese Ave, Hershey, PA 17033, United Kingdom

plus Speciality

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Biography:

W. Jeffrey Hurst is a  Principal Scientist at the Hershey Company Technical Center. His emphases are in separation science using standard, micro and nanotechniques, laboratory automation, the evaluation of new and emerging analytical technologies, the development and evaluations of methods for the determination for food allergens and the application of nontraditional analytical methods to food analysis. He was the founding editor and editor in chief of Laboratory Robotics and Automation, an international journal with a focus on all facets of automation in the laboratory until it ceased publication. He is the founding editor of the Wiley-Interscience book series on laboratory automation serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Liquid Chromatography and was founding editor of Seminars in Food Analysis. He was a contributing editor for Scientific Computing and Instrumentation and prepared a monthly column on some aspect of instrument and laboratory operations. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Laboratory Robotics Interest Group of New Jersey (LRIG), a Professional Member of the Institute of Food Technologies, American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC) , a Certified Professional Chemist (CPC), a member of the Society of Ancient Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Association for Integrative Medicine (DAAIM). He is a member of the Board of Directors of SMPAC, Southern Maya Project for Archaeology and a member of the FAMSI Botanical Working Group. He has served a co-leader of the Chemical Measurement Subgroup in the ACS/AIChE/CMA Chemical Industry Technology Roadmap and a Co-PI on an NSF grant exploring the use of cacao in the American Southwest. He is a member of the Continuing and Distance Education Faculty of Penn State University and serves as Clinical Professor of Comparative Medicine and a member of the graduate faculty at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. He also has served on graduate examination committees at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Duquesne University and the University of Cordoba, SPAIN. In 1986 he was awarded a Pioneer in Laboratory Automation award by the International Symposium on Laboratory Robotics and in 2000 was named a Fellow of AOAC International.  He is senior author of Laboratory Robotics, A Guide to Planning Programming and Applications, editor of Automation in the Laboratory, English language editor of Analytical Techniques for Food and Agricultural Products, editor of Electronic Noses and Sensor Array Based Systems and is editor of  Analysis of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals. He is an author on over 200 papers and presentations with papers in Nature and Proceedings of the NationalAcademy of Science. He has developed in excess of 175 methods using chromatography, spectroscopy, spectrometry, immunoassay and assorted analytical techniques on food, environmental and biological samples. He also serves on the Analytical Methods Review Committee of the American Herbal Pharmacoepia (AHP). He has participated in a peer review panel of the Institute for Regulatory Sciences on Chemical Analysis Automation and also participated on NSF Review Panels for Educational Chemical Instrumentation. He also serves as a reviewer for numerous journals including J. Chromatography, Journal of Liquid Chromatography, Journal of Ag and Food Chem. Journal of Food Science, Analytical Chemistry and Annals of Internal Medicine . Finally, he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Liquid Chromataography, Current Pharmaceutical Analysis, the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research, the Clinical Trials Magnifier , Chemistry Central and the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Therapeutics.

Military Education
Graduate of
* Disaster Preparedness Officers School
* Communication Electronics Maint Officer
* Squadron Officers School (SOS)
* Advanced Topics in Communication Electronics

Academic positions:

Military Service:
1969: Commissioned 2nd Lt. USAFR, From Detachment 650, Ohio University
1969-1971: Active Duty, Goose ABA, Canada, Disaster Preparedness Officer, 95th Strategic Wing (SAC)
1971-1972: Active Duty, Kirtland AFB, NM, Radiation Protection Officer, 4900th Test Group (Flight Test) (AFSC)
1973-1973: Active Duty, Communications Maint. Officer Course, Keesler AFB, MS
1973-1976: 211th Electronics Installation Squadron, Ohio ANG, Zanesville MAP, OH
1977-1980: 220th Electronics Installation Squadron, PaAng, FIG, PA
1980-1982: Chemical Research Officer, Air Force Materials Laboratory, WPAFB, OH
1984-1986: Chemical Research Officer, Air Force Lubricants Laboratory, Kelly AFB, TX
1991: Honorably Retired, Major.

Research interests:

Micro and nanotechniques, laboratory automation, the evaluation of new and emerging analytical technologies, the development and evaluations of methods for the determination for food allergens and the application of nontraditional analytical methods to food analysis. 

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