Committee on International Activities Chair
About the Chair
Dr. Sergio Nanita joined the ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) in 2016, serving in various roles prior to becoming chair in 2021. Since the 1990s, Sergio has been a volunteer at ACS across many units of the Society, including Student Affiliate Chapters, Local Sections, Committees, and Technical Divisions. Recent highlights of Sergio’s volunteerism include his service at ACS Corporation Associates (2019-2020) and ACS Committee on Ethics (2012-2015), as well as his role as an ACS Career Consultant (2018-2021).
Sergio is an expert in mass spectrometry and separation sciences, working in the private sector R&D for more than 15 years. He is currently a Senior Principal Investigator at Incyte Corporation, where he provides analytical chemistry and structure elucidation expertise for the development of new pharmaceutical products. Prior to Incyte, Sergio worked at DuPont, where he held various scientific roles across multiple divisions, including DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, DuPont Crop Protection, and DuPont Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences. Sergio is known for his innovative mass spectrometry methods that have improved food security and advanced environmental, agricultural, and biochemical research.
Sergio earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico in 2001 and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Purdue University in 2005. Sergio was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” in the Power List of the Analytical Scientist magazine, in both 2014 and 2018. Sergio was honored as an ACS Fellow in 2020. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and can also communicate in Portuguese.