Joe Foley is Professor and Department Head of Chemistry at Drexel University. He earned a B.S in Chemistry and Chemical Physics from Centre College of Kentucky and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Florida under the mentorship of John Dorsey. He conducted research at National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for 2 years as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. While on sabbatical in 2006-2007 he was a Visiting Professor of Chemistry in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Frankfurt (Germany), and during 2015-2016 he was a Visiting Fellow in the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. He received the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) Award for Outstanding Achievements in Separation Science in 2020 and the Chromatography Forum of Delaware Valley Award in 2021.
Joe's research interests are in the fundamental and applied aspects of analytical chemistry and separation science, and in addition to giving over 100 invited presentations he has authored or co-authored over 125 articles, book chapters, reviews, and one patent pertaining to pressure- and voltage-driven condensed-phase separations (U/HPLC, CE/EKC, SFC) while mentoring 4 postdocs/visiting scientists, 39 Ph.D. students (5 in progress), 11 M.S. students, and 25 undergraduates. A highly-cited author, several equations from his publications pertaining to chromatographic figures of merit, electrokinetic chromatography, and two-dimensional liquid chromatography have appeared in undergraduate textbooks and/or graduate monographs. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals including Bioanalysis, Chromatographia, Electrophoresis, and Separations, having previously served on the boards of Analytical Communications, The Analyst, and the Journal of Microcolumn Separations. A long-time ad hoc reviewer for NSF and NIH, Joe is a lifetime member of the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley (CFDV) and has twice served as Program Chair and President.