MICHAEL W. DONG, PhD, is a Research Director at Synomics Pharma in Wareham, Massachusetts,responsible for chromatography method development and research studies. He has been a research fellow/group leader at Purdue Pharma, a senior staff scientist at PerkinElmer, and a section head at Hoechst Celanese. He holds a BSc in chemistry from Brooklyn College and a PhD in analytical chemistry from the City University of New York Graduate Center. Dr. Dong pioneered Fast LC and has over eighty publications in chromatography and analytical chemistry. He is the coeditor of another book on pharmaceutical analysis by HPLC, published in 2005.