Dr. Tomas Drevinskas

Dr. Tomas Drevinskas is an NPP fellow at JPL. Before he was awarded his current fellowship he worked as a senior research scientist at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) and performed his postdoctoral research. During his PhD studies, Dr. Tomas Drevinskas designed miniaturized, single-chip contactless conductivity detectors for capillary electrophoresis. Dr. Tomas Drevinskas has got 2 master’s degrees (one in applied informatics and another in pharmacy). He always had a keen interest in miniaturized chemical analysis instruments and cosmos, including astrobiology. He is also interested in electronics, new technologies, various music genres and sports.

  • 2016 – 2018 Msc – Applied Informatics
  • 2005 – 2010 Msc – Pharmacy

Research Interests: 

Capillary electrophoresis, Contactless conductivity detection, Miniaturization, Automatization, Integration, Astrobiology, Machine learning, Sample preparation, Detection methods, Mass spectrometry, High performance liquid chromatography, Data analysis

Professional Experience: 
  • 11/2017 – 09/2019 senior research scientist at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) (Participated in 5 scientific projects: in 3 principal investigator and in 2 project leader)
  • 09/2015 – 10/2017 research scientist and lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) (Participated in 2 projects as 2 principal investigator)
  • 09/2011 – 08/2015 researcher at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) (Participated in 3 projects: in 1 non-principal investigator and in 2 principal investigator)
  • 03/2011 - 09/2011 quality assurance specialist at JSC Acorus Calamus
  • 07/2007 - 12/2009 quality control specialist at JSC Aconitum 

Selected Awards: 
  • Postdoctoral project: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-02-0202. Design, Development and Applications of Miniaturized Bioreactors in Autonomous Instrumentation (BIONOMOUS)
  • Project leader in a project: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-03-0130 Integration of Complex Analysis Separation System into a Drone (DRONOMOUS)
  • Project leader in a project: 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-10-0223 The Investigation of Characteristics of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degrading Enzymes Using Capillary Electrophoresis

Selected Publications: 
  1. Tomas Drevinskas, Audrius Maruška, Laimutis Telksnys, Stellan Hjerten, Mantas Stankevičius, Raimundas Lelešius, Ru̅ta Mickienė, Agneta Karpovaitė, Algirdas Šalomskas, Nicola Tiso, Ona Ragažinskienė. Chromatographic Data Segmentation Method: a Hybrid Analytical Approach for Investigation of Antiviral Substances in Medicinal Plant Extracts. Analytical Chemistry 91(1) DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b04595
  2. Tomas Drevinskas, Laimutis Telksnys, Audrius Maruška, Jelena Gorbatsova, Mihkel Kaljurand. Compensation of the baseline temperature fluctuations for autonomous CE–C4D instrument working in harsh environments. Electrophoresis 39(22) DOI: 10.1002/elps.201800132
  3. Tomas Drevinskas, Laimutis Telksnys, Audrius Maruška, Audrius Maruška, Jelena Gorbatsova, Mihkel Kaljurand. Capillary Electrophoresis Sensitivity Enhancement Based on Adaptive Moving Average Method. Analytical Chemistry 90(11) DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00664
  4. Tomas Drevinskas, Rūta Mickienė, Audrius Maruška, Mantas Stankevičius, Nicola Tiso, Algirdas Šalomskas, Raimundas Lelešius, Agneta Karpovaitė Ona Ragažinskienė. Confirmation of the antiviral properties of medicinal plants via chemical analysis, machine learning methods and antiviral tests: A methodological approach. Analytical methods 10(16) DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00318A
  5. Tomas Drevinskas, Rūta Mickienė, Audrius Maruška , Mantas Stankevičius, Nicola Tiso, Jurgita Mikašauskaitė, Ona Ragažinskienė, Donatas Levišauskas, Violeta Bartkuvienė, Vilija Snieškienė, Antanina Stankevičienė, Chiara Polcaro, Emanuela Galli, Enrica Donati, Tomas Tekorius, Olga Kornyšova, Vilma Kaškonienė. Downscaling the in vitro test of fungal bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: Methodological approach. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 408(4) DOI: 10.1007/s00216-015-9191-3
  6. Tomas Drevinskas, Audrius Maruska, Vitalis Briedis. Capacitance-to-Digital: The upgrades of single chip detector. Electrophoresis 36(2) DOI: 10.1002/elps.201400320
  7. Tomas Drevinskas, Mihkel Kaljurand, Audrius Maruska. Capacitance-to-Digital: A Single Chip Detector for Capillary Electrophoresis. Electrophoresis 35(16) DOI: 10.1002/elps.201300468
Tomas Drevinskas
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 626.628.4479