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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship awardees

We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. Launched to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the journal, the lectureship will be awarded annually from 2015 to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

With so many exceptional and highly deserving nominations, it was decided to award the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship to two winners this year.

Congralutaions to Gerardo Gamez (Texas Tech University) and Lara Lobo Revilla (University of Oviedo)!

Introducing Lara Lobo Revilla:

Lara Lobo Revilla

Lara Lobo Revilla

Lara Lobo Revilla is a “Marie Curie Clarin-Cofund” postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oviedo since October 2014. She studied Chemistry at the University of Oviedo, where she also started her PhD in 2006 working on a European project aimed at the instrumental development and analytical applications of a prototype based on Glow Discharge-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry. Under the supervision of Prof. Rosario Pereiro and Dr. Nerea Bordel, she obtained her PhD degree in 2011 and was given the Extraordinary Doctorate Award (Physical and Analytical Chemistry). After she finished her PhD she got an IEF Marie-Curie Fellowship and joined the A&MS group of Prof. Frank Vanhaecke in the Analytical Chemistry Department at Ghent University (Belgium). Her research for about 3 years at UGent has mainly dealt with isotopic analysis for provenancing ancient glass. Currently, she is involved in the development of analytical methods to obtain elemental, molecular and isotopic information based on the use of different analytical mass spectrometry techniques.

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Introducing Gerardo Gamez:

Gerardo Gamez

Gerardo Gamez obtained his B.Sc., summa cum laude, and M.S. in Chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso where he performed research with Prof. Gardea-Torresdey in environmental chemistry. He obtained his PhD in Analytical Chemistry at Indiana University-Bloomington with Prof. Hieftje where he performed research in plasma-based analytical spectrochemistry. During this time he obtained fellowships from the ACS-DAC and MERC, as well as the first Richard Payling Award. His postdoctoral work at ETH Zurich with Prof. Zenobi was in the area of ambient molecular MS. He then worked as a Scientist at EMPA Thun in the field of materials characterization by atomic spectroscopy. In the fall of 2013 he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University. His research group focuses on instrumentation and method development of high-throughput chemical imaging techniques via GDOES elemental mapping, ambient desorption/ionization MS sources, as well as performing fundamental studies to better understand laboratory plasmas. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 24), and given more than 30 oral presentations (including 15 invited lectures). He has also served as president of the Indiana Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, coordinator of an EC Marie Curie Research Training Network (GLADNET, 16 partners, 11 countries), co-organizer of the 1st International Symposium on Glow Discharge Spectroscopy, and chair of the Atomic Spectroscopy section of the SCIX conference.

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship winners announced

JAAS, 2014, Issue 1We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. Launched to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the journal, the lectureship will be awarded annually from 2015 to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

With so many exceptional and highly deserving nominations, it was decided to award the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship to two winners this year.

Congralutaions to Gerardo Gamez (Texas Tech University) and Lara Lobo Revilla (University of Oviedo)!

Lectureship award details

As a winner of the lectureship, both Gerardo and Lara will be able to present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £1000 each to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and invited to contribute a paper to JAAS.

You can read more about eligibility and the selection process in the call for nominations post.

We will be posting more information about our winners soon!

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Anakon 2015 and Awards to JAAS Board Members

The ANAKON, a joint conference of German-speaking analytical chemists, organized by the German Chemical Society (GDCh) took place in Graz, Austria, from March 23 to March 26, 2015.

JAAS Editorial Board Member and Online Community Editor Professor Martín Resano (University of Zaragoza), was awarded the prestigious Bunsen-Kirchhoff Preiss for Analytical Spectroscopy for his work on the development of atomic spectrometric techniques.

In addition, during the opening session, JAAS Advisory Board member Professor Detlef Günther (ETH Zürich) was awarded with the Emich Badge (Emich-Plakette) of the ASAC, for merits in micro-and analytical chemistry and his research on LA-ICP-MS.

Well done Martín and Detlef, congratulations on your awards!

An image showing Professor Martín Resano being awarded the Bunsen-Kirchhoff Preiss

Professor Detlef Günther being awarded with the Emich Badge

Professor Martín Resano being awarded the Bunsen-Kirchhoff Preiss Professor Detlef Günther being awarded with the Emich Badge

You can read some of the award winner’s papers below, which are free to access for the next few weeks.

Direct analysis of dried blood spots by femtosecond-laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Feasibility of split-flow laser ablation for simultaneous trace element and isotopic analysis
M. Aramendía, L. Rello, S. Bérail, A. Donnard, C. Pécheyran and M. Resano
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 296-309

Variable aperture extraction lens for ion beam investigation in inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry
Niko Kivel, Heiko-Dirk Potthast, Ines Günther-Leopold, Frank Vanhaecke and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, Advance Article

High-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry for direct analysis of solid samples and complex materials: a tutorial review
Martín Resano, Maite Aramendía and Miguel A. Belarra
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 2229-2250

An internal standardisation strategy for quantitative immunoassay tissue imaging using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Daniel A. Frick, Charlotte Giesen, Teresa Hemmerle, Bernd Bodenmiller and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 254-259

Simultaneous determination of Co, Fe, Ni and Pb in carbon nanotubes by means of solid sampling high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
Martín Resano, Eduardo Bolea-Fernández, Engracia Mozas, María R. Flórez, Patricia Grinberg and Ralph E. Sturgeon
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 657-665

Comparison of 795 nm and 265 nm femtosecond and 193 nm nanosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the quantitative multi-element analysis of glass materials
Masaki Ohata, Daniel Tabersky, Reto Glaus, Joachim Koch, Bodo Hattendorf and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 1345-1353

Direct determination of Cu isotope ratios in dried urine spots by means of fs-LA-MC-ICPMS. Potential to diagnose Wilson’s disease
Martín Resano, Maite Aramendía, Luis Rello, Mª Luisa Calvo, Sylvain Bérail and Christophe Pécheyran
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 98-106

Development and characterization of custom-engineered and compacted nanoparticles as calibration materials for quantification using LA-ICP-MS
Daniel Tabersky, Norman A. Luechinger, Michael Rossier, Eric Reusser, Kathrin Hametner, Beat Aeschlimann, Daniel A. Frick, Samuel C. Halim, Jay Thompson, Leonid Danyushevsky and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 955-962

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2015 European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry – Poster Prize Winners

Graphical Abstract


Poster Prize Winners

1. Monika Winkler, TU Graz, Münzgrabenstraße, Graz, 8010, Austria
“Listen to your RF generator – On the seeming carbon-induced enhancement of elements like arsenic and selenium in inductively coupled plasmas”


2. Andreas Zitek,
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU Vienna, Department of Chemistry, Division of Analytical Chemistry, VIRIS Lab, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, Vienna, 3430, Austria
“Improving the spatial analysis and interpretation of LA-ICP-MS data by the application of GIS methods – considerations on achievable spatial resolution, uncertainties and multilayer interpretation”


3. Karen Murphy,
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Chemical Sciences Division, Material Measurement Laboratory, 100 Bureau Drive Stop 8391, Gaithersburg, 20899, United States
“Validation of Single Particle (sp)ICP-MS for Measurements of Nanoparticle Size and Evaluation of its Potential to Assess the Influence of the Coating on the Stability of Gold Nanoparticles in Suspension”


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European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2015 Plasma Award

JAAS Advisory Board member Jörg Feldmann, from the University of Aberdeen, received last week in Münster the 2015 European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry. The laureate presented his excellent work on identification and quantification of organoarsenic species. Congratulations, Jörg!

Prof. Feldmann in Münster after his Award presentation

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Nominations are open for the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship

We are delighted to announce we are welcoming nominations for the inaugural JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. Launching to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the journal, the lectureship will be awarded annually from 2015 to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

Lectureship details

The recipient of the lectureship will present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £2000 to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and asked to contribute a Perspective or research article to JAAS.

Eligibility

The lectureship is open worldwide to researchers working in atomic spectrometry within scope of JAAS who are at an early stage of their independent career. Typically this will be within 10 years of completing their PhD, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.

Nominations

Nominations must be received by the Editorial Office by March 1st 2015; researchers cannot nominate themselves and members of the Editorial Board judging panel are not eligible to receive the lectureship.

Nominations must include:

A letter of recommendation, including achievements and evidence of research independence of the nominee

A brief biography of the nominee, including a summary of education and career

A list of relevant publications, highlighting those of particular significance as judged by the nominator

Selection

The lectureship winner will be selected by the JAAS Editorial Board based on the originality, quality, impact and significance of the candidate’s research, as highlighted in their nomination. The winner will be selected at the spring Editorial Board meeting and the recipient announced shortly afterwards.

Submit a nomination

To make a nomination please send the Editorial Office a letter of recommendation, nominee biography and publication list no later than March 1st 2015.

JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship Nomination

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2015 Bunsen-Kirchoff Award for Analytical Spectroscopy

2015 Bunsen-Kirchoff Award for Analytical Spectroscopy


The DAAS – German Working group for Analytical Spectroscopy – regularly awards the “Bunsen-Kirchhoff-Preis für analytische Spektroskopie” to honour preferably the work of young scientists from universities, research institutes or industry who made excellent contributions to analytical spectroscopy. Especially preferred is an oeuvre in new areas like spectroscopy in nano compartments, spectroscopy of biomolecules a.s.o. The Award consists of an award-document and an amount of € 2.500,00 sponsored by Perkin Elmer and the DAAS seeks nominations for the 2015 Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award for Analytical Spectroscopy. The Award will be presented at the ANAKON in March 2015 in Graz (Austria).

A nomination (in electronic form) should include:
1. letter with the candidate´s accomplishments
2. list of publications or recent work,
3. scientific curriculum vitae stating the age of the candidate; the candidate´s
address, phone fax and e-mail.

Nominations can be made by members of DAAS but eligibility is open for any scientist meeting the requirements. Self-nomination is excluded. The decision as to whom the prize is to be awarded shall be made by a jury consisting of the current members of the board of DAAS.
Further information is available at:
https://www.gdch.de/netzwerk-strukturen/fachstrukturen/analytische-chemie/arbeitskreise/ak-dasp.html

All documents should be sent not later than 20 December 2014 to: Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther, President of the Jury for the Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award 2015, ETH Zürich, Laboratorium für Anorganische Chemie, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1, HCI G113, CH-8093 Zürich (Schweiz)
E-Mail: Secretary, Ms Nicole Bachmann (nbachmann@inorg.chem.ethz.ch)

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European Workshop on Laser Ablation – Oral Prize Winner!

JAAS Oral Prize winner presentation

Frank Vanhaecke presents Amy Managh with the JAAS Best Oral Prize at EWLA 2014.

The 12th European Workshop on Laser Ablation was recently held at the Royal Holloway University of London, 8-11 July. The wide range of applications and fundamental developments presented at the meeting was impressive, as were the large number of posters and oral presentations.

Frank Vanhaecke, Chair of the Editorial Board for JAAS, was on hand to award the JAAS sponsored Best Oral Prize to Amy Managh, Loughborough Univeristy, for her talk titled ‘Single Cell Analysis Using a Fast-Washout LA-ICP-MS Interface’.

She was presented with a certificate and iPod nano. Congratulations Amy!

Thank you also to RHUL for being such wonderful hosts. We look forward to the 13th EWLA in 2016.

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2nd International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium (IGDSS)

The 2nd international GD symposium was held recently at the Czech Technical University in Prague from 7-9 April.  The Organizing Committee (lead by Chairman Peter Robinson) did an excellent job of putting together a program examining various aspects of all glow discharge spectroscopies across a wide range of applications.  Highlights included the use of GDs for exotic bulk materials analysis, in thin film depth profiling, their use in ultra-high resolution electron spectroscopies, for the direct analysis of liquids, as a competitive technique to Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, and even used in electron-beam welding applications. Approximately 100 attended the conference from 20 different countries, leading to a lively and vibrant discussion.

The IGDSS host the Payling Prize in Glow Discharge Spectroscopy. This prestigious prize is awarded to the young scientist who gives the best presentation during a meeting of the European Working Group for Glow Discharge. On this occasion, the Awardee was Dr. Sohail Mushtaq, a postdoctoral research fellow at LondonMet, for his work “Effect of small quantities of oxygen in a Neon GD”.

Congratulations, Sohail!

You can submit to the upcoming themed issue following this conference and dedicated to Glow Discharge Spectroscopy by contacting us.

Reception during IGDSS in Prague

Dr. Sohail Mushtaq receives his Award from Dr Volker Hoffmann

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Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2014 and Plasma Award

As you already know if you are following us on twitter, the 2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry was held on January  6 – 11 in Amelia Island, Florida, USA. The conference, chaired by JAAS Advisory Board member Ramon Barnes, was very successful, as approximately 500 participants presented 5 Plenary lectures, 37 invited lectures, 75 oral contributions and 180 posters, while more than 25 companies participated in the exhibition. 6 Heritages lectures were also imparted by Barry L. Sharp, Nicoló Omenetto, Les Ebdon, Michael J. Collins, Andrew T. Zander and Freddy Adams. In addition, more than 80 short courses were organized.

Among the highlights of the conference, the Plasma Spectroscopy Symposium, in which JAAS Editorial Board member Gary Hieftje received the Winter Conference Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry, has to be featured. The laureate discussed on Advances in instrumentation and methods for plasma spectrochemistryCongratulations, Gary!

JAAS sponsored a poster Award consisting in one personal electronic subscription to JAAS, an iPod Nano and a certificate, and the winner was Allen White, from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, for his work on an Application of a High-Frequency Spark Discharge as an Ion Source for Ambient Mass Spectrometry, coauthored by Steve Ray, Kevin Pfeuffer and Gary Hieftje. Congratulations!

We would like to remind you that there is a JAAS Themed Issue devoted to this conference. If you want to submit a work that was presented in Amelia Island, please remember that the deadline for submission is 17th February 2014.

Finally, the next European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry will be hosted in Munster, Germany, chaired by Uwe Karst and Michael Sperling.

Prof. Dr. Gary Hieftje, Plasma Award laureate (picture obtained from http://www.indiana.edu/~gmhlab)

JAAS Chair Frank Vanhaecke, during his presentation in Amelia Island

Sunset in Amelia Island

Have a look at the latest articles published by Gary Hieftje in JAAS

Kevin P. Pfeuffer, Jacob T. Shelley, Steven J. Ray and Gary M. Hieftje
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 379-387, DOI: 10.1039/C3JA30353E, Paper

First inductively coupled plasma-distance-of-flight mass spectrometer: instrument performance with a microchannel plate/phosphor imaging detector

Alexander Gundlach-Graham, Elise A. Dennis, Steven J. Ray, Christie G. Enke, Charles J. Barinaga, David W. Koppenaal and Gary M. Hieftje

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 1385-1395, DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50122A, Paper

 

 

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