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JAAS poster prize winners at Tsukuba seminar

The 2015 Tsukuba Seminar organized by the Discussion Group for Plasma Spectrochemistry was held in Tsukuba, Japan on the 9th & 10th July 2015.

The theme of the 2015 Tsukuba Seminar was on the “Current and Future Contributions of Plasma Spectroscopy onto Chemical Exploitation of Natural Resources”.

Our journal Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS) awarded two poster prizes at the Tsukuba Seminar 2015, which included a certificate and a fantastic £100 RSC Book Voucher each.

We are very pleased to announce the winners-

Ken Kakegawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Title of the poster: Gas-cylinder-free mass spectrometry of surface adhesion samples using touchable plasma

Rina Matsushita (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences)

Title of the poster: Development of dual-channel type concentric grid nebulizer for plasma spectrometry

From the left, Ken Kakegawa, Professor Takafumi Hirata, Rina Matsushita

Professor Takafumi Hirata (Kyoto University, President of the Discussion Group for Plasma Spectrochemistry) awarded the prizes to the winners.

Congratulations to Ken and Rina!

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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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JAAS Poster Prize: Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the JAAS Poster Prize from the recent BNASS meeting on Clinical, Environmental and Nutritional Investigations of Trace Elements and Human Health has been awarded to Gillian Lord from the University of Surrey. This was a joint meeting from the RSC Atomic Spectroscopy Group and the Southern Region of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and was held at the University of Surrey on July 4th, 2012.

JAAS Poster Prize Winner: Gillian Lord

Gillian is currently studying towards a PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Surrey, UK, with the principal aim of looking at water quality in relation to human health. Her research began in New Zealand through a collaborative project with Waikato Regional Council in Hamilton, to evaluate the levels of arsenic and other trace elements in geothermal waters of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Particularly, the levels of arsenic species through the application of a novel field based technology, developed at the University Surrey, to separate the four predominant arsenic species in water at sample collection. This research highlighted a potential risk of arsenic exposure through bathing in geothermal pools containing high levels of arsenic in the form of the more toxic inorganic arsenic species. Since then her research has expanded to Argentina, working closely with two towns in the province of Santa Fe, to evaluate water quality, namely the levels of arsenic, selenium and other trace elements, in relation to local health problems, including diabetes, obesity, cancers and behavioural difficulties.

Congratulations to Gillian for her winning poster!

You may like to take a look at recently published papers in JAAS on similar topics, including the latest Atomic Spectrometry Update. These papers will be free to read for 2 weeks.

Atomic spectrometry update. Clinical and biological materials, foods and beverages
Andrew Taylor, Martin P. Day, John Marshall, Marina Patriarca and Mark White
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 537-576
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA90005J

Advantages and limitations of a desolvation system coupled online to HPLC-ICPqMS/ES-MS for the quantitative determination of sulfur and arsenic in arseno-peptide complexes
Katharina Bluemlein, Eva M. Krupp and Jörg Feldmann
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24, 108-113
DOI: 10.1039/B811600H

Liquid-phase microextraction as an attractive tool for multielement trace analysis in combination with X-ray fluorescence spectrometry: an example of simultaneous determination of Fe, Co, Zn, Ga, Se and Pb in water samples
Rafal Sitko, Karina Kocot, Beata Zawisza, Barbara Feist and Katarzyna Pytlakowska
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1979-1985
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10143A

Trace elements in human follicular fluid: development of a sensitive multielement ICP-MS method for use in biomonitoring studies
Pamela C. Kruger, Michael S. Bloom, John G. Arnason, Christopher D. Palmer, Victor Y. Fujimoto and Patrick J. Parsons
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 1245-1253
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA30053B

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CSI 2011 – Brazil

Niamh O'Connor and Board members Gary Hieftje, Martín Resano, Joanna Szpunar and Frank Vanhaecke join the organisers of CSI 2011 for lunch

JAAS Publisher, Dr Niamh O’Connor, and a number of our Board members attended the recent Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XXXVII, which took place from 28 August to 2 September in Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  You can see them enjoying lunch with the conference organisers in the picture to the left!

Congratulations to our prize winner Nicholas Darangwa of Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa, who was awarded for his poster “Making ETAAS determination less dependent on the vaporization kinetics of the analytes”.  Take a look at Nicholas’ paper (in two parts), published in JAAS from last year:

Application of Langmuir theory of evaporation to the simulation of sample vapor composition and release rate in graphite tube atomizers. Part 1. The model and calculation algorithm
Dmitri A. Katskov and Nicholas Darangwa
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25, 1079-1090
DOI: 10.1039/C002017F

Application of Langmuir theory of evaporation to the simulation of sample vapor composition and release rate in graphite tube atomizers. Part 2. Verification of the methodology and investigation of atomization of Ag and Cu
Dmitri Katskov, Nicholas Darangwa and Uwe Heitmann
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25, 1091-1101
DOI: 10.1039/C002024A

If you were at the conference and would like to share your experiences, please leave your comments below.

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JAAS Presentation Prize at Laser Ablation Workshop

Congratulations to Christoph Kurta from Karl-Franzens University, Graz, Austria, who was awarded the JAAS Presentation Prize at the recent 2010 European Workshop on Laser Ablation held at in Kiel, Germany from 29 June – 1 July, 2010. Well done Christoph!

Keep up to date with the latest research on laser ablation published in JAAS, www.rsc.org/jaas

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JAAS celebrates 25th anniversary at BNASS!

BNASS 2010 was held as a one-day meeting this year on the 7th July in Cambridge. The meeting was attended by JAAS Deputy Editor Vibhuti Patel, and was a combination of Manufacturere User Group Meetings from ThermoFisher Scientific and Agilent Technologies, four keynote speakers and an interactive poster session and mixer.

The speakers were:

Clive Thompson, ALcontrol Laboratories, Yorkshire, UK
Katrin Loeschner, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark
Jackie Morton, Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton, UK
Barry Sharp, Loughborough University, UK

Continuing the celebrations of 25 years of publication, there was a JAAS sponsored lunch for delegates, followed by birthday cake! Happily, our 25th anniversary co-incided with 30 years of BNASS, so there was even more reason to celebrate.

A JAAS poster prize was also presented to the best poster, and this was awarded to Liz Leese from HSL (Health and Safety Laboratory), UK. Well done!

JAAS Deputy Editor Vibhuti Patel

May Copsey, Editor of JAAS and Professor Barry Sharp, JAAS Editorial Board member and keynote speaker

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