Kevin is an Associate Professor and Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He is also the Director of the Shimadzu Center for Advanced Analytical Chemistry, part of the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, at U.T. Arlington. Dr. Schug received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1998 from the College of William and Mary, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. Harold M. McNair. From 2003-2005, he performed post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lindner at the University of Vienna in Austria. Since joining U.T. Arlington in 2005, his research has been focused on the theory and application of separation science and mass spectrometry for solving a variety of analytical and physical chemistry problems. He is currently pursuing two main research threads with some intertwined aspects: 1) Fundamental studies of chromatographic separations and mass spectrometry ionization mechanisms 2) Isolation, characterization, and trace analysis of bioactive compounds in complex matrices Financial support for this research has been from U.T. Arlington, Eli Lilly and Company, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. He has received the 2009 Emerging Leader in Chromatography award given by LCGC magazine, an NSF CAREER award, the 2009 Eli Lilly and Company ACACC Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry, and the 2013 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator in Separation Science Award. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of LCGC Magazine and Analytica Chimica Acta and he is a Senior Editor for Journal of Separation Science.