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Stephen Wise (Assoc)

Steve Wise is Senior Analytical Chemist and Program Coordinator for Food and Nutrition in the Chemical Sciences Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He received a B.A. in Chemistry from Weber State University (Ogden, Utah) and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona). Steve began his career at NIST, then the National Bureau of Standards) in 1976 as a research chemist involved in chromatographic methods development for trace organic analysis. During his career at NIST, his research activities have focused on trace organic analysis including: (1) development of chromatographic methods for the determination of organic contaminants, e.g., polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and chlorinated pesticides, in environmental matrices such as sediment, marine tissues, and air and diesel particulate matter; (2) development of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for trace organic constituents in environmental, clinical, food, and dietary supplement matrices; (3) investigations of chromatographic separation mechanisms and chromatographic selectivity for PAHs and related compounds; and (4) development and implementation of environmental specimen banking procedures. He has authored or co-authored over 320 technical publications and presented over 250 talks describing these activities at national and international scientific meetings and universities.

Awards:

  • Reference Material Achievement Award, Technical Division on Reference Materials, AOAC INTERNATIONAL, 2014
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2013
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award, 2008
  • Harvey W. Wiley Award, AOAC International, 2006
  • NIST Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Technical Achievement Award, 2003
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Research Award, International Society of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (ISPAC), 2001
  • NIST Measurement Services Award, 1996
  • Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, 1989

Membership and Professional Activities:

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 1991–1994
  • Regional Editor – North America, Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 1995–2001
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Microcolumn Separations, 1992–2001
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Analytical Chemistry, 1997–2000
  • American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry, Chair, 1996–1997
  • International Society of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, President, 2003-2005
  • American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry, Chair, 1996–1997
  • Editor, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2002–Present
  • Intercontinental Editorial Board, Accreditation and Quality Assurances, 2002–Present
  • Topical Editor – Analytical Separation Techniques, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 2000–Present
  • Federal Working Group on Dietary Supplements (National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements), 2005–Present
  • Vitamin D Federal Working Group (National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements), 2007–Present

Publications

Interlaboratory Comparison of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Assays: Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) Intercomparison Study 2 – Part 1 Liquid Chromatography – Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Assays – Impact of 3-epi-25-Hydroxyvitamin D3

Author(s)
Stephen Wise, Johanna Camara, Carolyn Burdette, Grace Hahm, Federica Nalin, Adam Kuszak, Joyce Merkel, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Emma Walker, Andrew Hoofnagle, Fiona Ivison, Ralf Fischer, Jody van den Ouweland, Chung Ho, Emmet Law, Jean-Nicolas Simard, Renaud Gonthier, Brett Holmquist, Sarah Meadows, Lorna Cox, Kimberly Robyak, Michael Creer, Robert Fitzgerald, Michael Clarke, Norma Breen, Pierre Lukas, Etienne Cavalier, Christopher Sempos
An interlaboratory comparison study was conducted by the Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) to assess the performance of liquid chromatography – tandem

Interlaboratory Comparison of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Assays: Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) Intercomparison Study 2 – Part 2 Immunoassays – Impact of 25 Hydroxyvitamin D2 and 24R,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 on Assay Performance

Author(s)
Stephen Wise, Johanna Camara, Carolyn Burdette, Grace Hahm, Federica Nalin, Adam Kuszak, Joyce Merkel, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Emma Williams, Christian Popp, Christian Beckert, Jan Schultess, Glen Van Slooten, Carole Tourneur, Camille Pease, Kavi Kaul, Alfredo Villarreal, Marcelo Batista, Heather Pham, Alex Bennett, Eugene Jansen, Dilshad Khan, Mark Kilbane, Patrick Twomey, James Freeman, Neil Parker, Sohail Mushtaq, Christine Simpson, Pierre Lukas, Etienne Cavalier, Christopher Sempos
An interlaboratory comparison study was conducted by the Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) to assess the performance of immunoassays (Part 2) for the

Vitamin D Standardization Program (VDSP) intralaboratory study for the assessment of 25-hydroxyvitamin D assay variability and bias

Author(s)
Johanna Camara, Stephen Wise, Christopher T. Sempos, Pierre Lukas, Caroline LeGoff, Stephanie Peeters, Carolyn Burdette, Federica Nalin, Grace Hahm, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, Adam J. Kuszak, Joyce M. Merkel, E. Cavalier
An intralaborabory comparison study to assess the performance of assays for the determination of serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] was conducted in 2017

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Structure Index

Author(s)
Lane C. Sander, Stephen A. Wise
NIST Special Publication (SP) 922 is an aid in the identification of the chemical structures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The Structure Index
Created July 30, 2019, Updated September 7, 2022