Introducing our newest JAAS Advisory Board member

 

 

JAAS is delighted to announce the newest addition to our Advisory Board is Vincent Motto-Ros (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France)

 

Vincent Motto-Ros graduated with a Physics degree in December 2005 from the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (Lyon, France). After two postdoctoral positions at the Canadian Space Agency (Montréal, Quebec) and in the Liphy Laboratory (Grenoble, France), he obtained an Associate Professor position at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 2008. He has since worked on the development of the LIBS technique in the Light and Matter Institute (ILM). He has excellent international visibility for his expertise in LIBS instrumental development, quantification, experimental training, and elemental imaging of biological tissues. He is the author of more than 60 papers in reviewed journals, 2 patents, about 50 presentations at national and international conferences, and 15 invited talks/lectures at international conferences.

JAAS is guided by an international Editorial Board and Advisory Board – more information on our board members can be found on our website. We welcome the knowledge and expertise Vincent will bring to the journal and we very much look forward to working with him. Welcome to the JAAS team!

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Will you be at the 15th Rio Symposium in Mendoza?

Will you be at the 15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry, 6-11 October, Mendoza, Argentina?

The aim of the 15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry is to bring together experts from universities, academia, official centers, laboratories and industry, to summarize the current progress in different areas of atomic spectrometry and the trends in the applications such as chemical, environmental, geological, biological, food, pharmaceutical and industrial materials and to stimulate contacts and mutual exchange of experiences and ideas.

During the week Rebecca Brodie, JAAS Deputy Editor, will be giving a presentation on ‘How to publish with impact’ on Thursday – 17:00.

JAAS will be also sponsoring four oral prizes, so best of luck!​

 

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS, will be attending.

Please feel free to get in touch with me to arrange a meeting:

jaas-rsc@rsc.org

I look forward to meeting you in Mendoza!

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship open for nominations

We are delighted to announce we are welcoming nominations for the next JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. The lectureship is awarded to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career. You can read about the previous winner here.

Lectureship details

The recipient of the lectureship will present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting (to be agreed with the Editorial Office) and receive a contribution of £2000 to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and asked to contribute a Primary Research or Review Article to JAAS.

Eligibility

The lectureship is open worldwide to researchers working in atomic spectrometry within the scope of JAAS who are at an early stage of their independent career. The nominee has to be under ten years* from gaining their PhD and those who hold a senior permanent position are not eligible for the award. (*Appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed a different study path.) The nominee should also have a level of engagement with the journal JAAS and be a published author in it.

Nominations

Nominations must be received by the Editorial Office by January 31st 2020; 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 (maximum of 2 pages), including achievements and evidence of research independence of the nominee. Please indicate if the nomination is for a series of contributions to the field or a single key piece of high impact work
  • A completed JAAS Emerging Investigator nomination form (please request a form from the office).

Selection

The Editorial Office will screen each nomination for eligibility and draw up a shortlist of candidates based on the nomination documents provided. 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.

Submit a nomination

To make a nomination please send the Editorial Office a letter of recommendation and a completed nomination form no later than January 31st 2020.

For any queries, please contact the Editorial Office at jaas-rsc@rsc.org.

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JAAS prize winners at T-XRF-2019 conference

The 18th International Conference on Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Analysis and Related Methods (TXRF-2019) was held in Girona, Spain on the 25th-28th June 2019.

Our journal, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS) was happy to award the oral and poster awards at the conference, with prizes including a £100 RSC book voucher, and a year’s e-subscription to JAAS.

Congratulations to the winners!

Oral award: Gabriella Mankovskii

Contribution: “Applications of TXRF in quantifying AuNPs uptake in cancer cells and tissues: Comparisons with ICP”.

Poster award: Laura Borgese

Contribution: “Assessment of a calibration method for quantitative analysis of Pb in air particulate matter”.

 

 

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15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry

AIMS AND SCOPE

The aim of the 15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry is to bring together experts from universities, academia, official centers, laboratories and industry, to summarize the current progress in different areas of atomic spectrometry and the trends in the applications such as chemical, environmental, geological, biological, food, pharmaceutical and industrial materials and to stimulate contacts and mutual exchange of experiences and ideas.

The 15th RS is held every 2 years and is usually attended by more than 300 participants from 20 countries. It is developed in five days that include the following activities: opening ceremony and conference, invited plenary lectures given by researchers of international prestige, exhibition of novel works under the modality of oral presentations and posters as well as technical seminars of different laboratory suppliers. All submitted works are evaluated and only those of the highest scientific quality are awarded by important publishers (e.g. Elsevier, The Royal Society of Chemistry and Springer). In addition, the works presented at the 15th RS will be included in a book of abstracts and could be published in special issues of international journals after an evaluation performed by recognized external reviewers.

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

  • Electrothermal Atomization

  • Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry

  • Chemical Vapor Generation

  • Sample Preparation

  • Plasma-based Techniques

  • X-Ray Spectrometry

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry

  • Speciation Analysis

  • Hyphenated Techniques

  • Metallomics

  • Computational Spectroscopy and Imaging Techniques

  • Chemometrics in Spectrometry

HISTORY

Since 1988, the Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (RS), named like this after the first meeting in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) organized by Dr. Bernhard Welz and Dr. Adilson Curtius, has been held in several countries of South America.

The RS was presented as a unique opportunity for students and researchers from South America to establish contact with the greatest specialists in atomic spectrometry of the United States, Canada and Europe. Thanks to this interaction, cooperation agreements, publications, exchange of students and researchers, etc. have emerged, which allowed South America researchers to get recognition in the whole international scientific community.

Such is the success of the RS, that in these 30 years the attendance of students and researchers from South America, Europe, the United States, Canada, etc., has grown with each meeting (more than 350 participants) and the Scientific Committee involves highly prestigious researchers from all over the world.

 

Click here to register!

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Gordon F. Kirkbright and Edward Steers Bursary Awards, 2020

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that assists a promising early career scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general.

Owing to the generosity of one of our former trustees, an eminent atomic spectroscopist, Professor Edward B.M. Steers, we are now, from 2020, in the position of being able to award an Edward Steers bursary, in addition to the long standing Gordon Kirkbright bursary, to similarly assist a promising early scientist engaged in or utilising analytical spectroscopic techniques.

The ABS Trust defines early career as being either a student, or an employee in a non-tenured academic post or in industry, within 7 years of award of PhD excluding career breaks. The same conditions apply to each bursary.

Applications are invited for both the 2020 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary and the 2020 Edward Steers Bursary.  Although both funds are administered by the ABS Trust, the Kirkbright award is not restricted to spectroscopists, but is open to all involved with or utilising analytical science-based techniques.

Application Forms can be downloaded from:

http://www.abstrust.org/kirkbright-bursary-award-application-form

and:

http://www.abstrust.org/steers-bursary-award-application-form

or for further information visit:

http://www.abstrust.org/, or contact abstrustuk@gmail.com

The closing date for entries is 30 November 2019.

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2019 Recipient

We are delighted to announce Marta Costas Rodríguez as the recipient of the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2019. This Lectureship aims to recognise and support an emerging

Marta Costas Rodríguez

scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

Introducing Marta Costas Rodríguez, Ghent University, Belgium:

Marta Costas Rodríguez obtained her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Vigo (Spain) in 2011, where she was awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award (Sciences scope). Her work focused on the development of analytical methods for elemental analysis by spectrometric techniques. Since 2012, she is a postdoctoral researcher (currently with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Flemish Research Foundation FWO – Flanders) in the ‘Atomic & Mass Spectrometry – A&MS’ research group of Prof. Frank Vanhaecke at Ghent University (Belgium). Her research at UGent is mainly dealing with high-precision isotopic analysis in biomedicine. She has supervised 3 Master and 2 PhD students and is currently guiding another 2 PhD students in this field. She is (co)author of 50 peer-reviewed international papers and 4 book chapters and has given some 50 presentations on conferences. Her current research interests are elemental and isotopic analysis by single- and multi-collector ICP-MS and bioimaging with LA-ICP-MS.

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2019 Winner announced

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. This Lectureship was launched to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career and we received many exceptional and highly deserving nominations this time around.

Congratulations to Marta Costas-Rodriguez, University of Ghent, Belgium!

Lectureship award details

As a winner of the lectureship, Marta will be able to present her research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of £2000 to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. She will be awarded a certificate and invited to contribute a paper to JAAS.

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

We will be posting more information about our winner soon!

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Deadline extended to May 15th for SIMS for Biological Applications

The submission deadline for the JAAS themed issue on SIMS for Biological Applications has been extended to May 15th, 2019. Get your submissions in now!

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming JAAS themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in SIMS for Biological Applications.

Guest Edited by Professor Dirk Schaumloffel (Universite de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour) this upcoming themed issue will highlight the most outstanding work in the area of SIMS, and also to provide some insight into the newly emerging work in this exciting area of research.

For your article to be considered for the SIMS for Biological Applications themed issue we must receive your manuscript by May 15th 2019 (UPDATED).

Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

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Outstanding Reviewers for JAAS in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for JAAS in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Cesar Alvarez-Llamas, ICB Laboratory ORCiD: 0000-0001-7793-7000

Dr Antonio Canals, Alicante University ORCiD: 0000-0001-7420-3976

Dr Gregory Eiden, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ORCiD: 0000-0001-8182-7357

Professor Hisash Hayashi, Japan Women’s University ORCiD: 0000-0002-8504-4066

Professor Chris Jeynes, University of Surrey ORCiD: 0000-0002-6404-8957

Dr Jun-Ichi Kimura, JAMSTEC ORCiD: 0000-0002-2677-515X

Dr Joaquim Nobrega, Sao Carlos Federal University ORCiD: 0000-0001-9134-9547

Dr Dirce Pozebon, Rio Grande do Sul Federal university ORCiD: 0000-0003-0143-1753

Dr Jose-Luis Todoli Torro, Alicante University ORCiD: 0000-0002-9151-7050

Dr Alex Ulianov, University of Lausanne ORCiD: 0000-0001-7047-6862

We would also like to thank the JAAS board and the analytical chemistry community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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