2020 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry

The 2020 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry will be held in Tucson, Arizona, January 12-18, 2020.

2020 Heritage Lectures include:

Olivier F.X. Donard, IPREM
Gary M. Hieftje, Indiana University
Michael Ketterer, Northern Arizona University
Rob McCrindle, Tshwane University
Richard E. Russo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Scott D. Tanner, Canada

For more information, click here.

JAAS will be sponsoring poster prizes, and Executive Editor Jeanne Andres will be attending. Visit us at booth 47, we hope to see you there!

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JAAS Best Oral prize winners at the 15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry

The 15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry was held between 6-11 October, in Mendoza, Argentina

Our journal, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS) was happy to award four best oral awards at the symposium.

Here are some photographs of the winners, taken with Dr Patricia Smichowski, Dr Erico Flores and Dr Rodolfo Wuilloud.

 

Monday session:

Winner: Barbora Štádlerová

Institution: Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences / Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic

Abstract title: “Atomization of bismuthane and sensitive bismuth determination of atomic fluorescence spectrometry”

 

Tuesday session:

Winner: Mauricio Llaver

Institution: Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Research and Development (QUIANID), ICB-CONICET/UNCUYO, Mendoza, Argentina

Abstract title: “A highly efficient ionic liquid-assisted cloud point extraction technique for preconcentration and speciation analysis of tellurium in environmental samples using electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry”

 

Thursday session:

Winner: Gilberto S. Coelho Junior

Institution: Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

Abstract title: “Dielectric barrier discharge-assisted determination of methylmercury in atmospheric particulate matter by AAS”

 

Friday session:

Winner: Wiliam Boschetti

Institution: Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil

Abstract title: “Sulfur determination using the SiS molecule via HR-CS GF MAS and direct solid samples analysis: a reliable method for different matrices”

 

JAAS Deputy Editor Rebecca Brodie (pictured below) attended the symposium and gave a RSC presentation “How to publish with impact”. The presentation was well attended and we hope to be receiving some exciting articles in the future.

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Introducing our newest JAAS Advisory Board members

 

 

JAAS is delighted to announce the newest additions to our Advisory Board: Vincent Motto-Ros (Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France), Matthieu Baudelet (University of Central Florida, USA) and Marta Costas-Rodríguez (Ghent University, Belgium).

 

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.

Matthieu Baudelet graduated with a B.S in Physics from the University of Lille (France), in 2003. In 2005, he graduated with a M.S. in “Laser and Spectroscopy” in the University of Lyon (France) and continued to complete his Ph.D. in the ‘Laboratoire de Spectrométrie Ionique et Moléculaire’ (Lasim, Lyon) working on “Laser-induced plasma and spectroscopic analysis.” He continued his research on laser spectroscopy and sensing as a Senior Research Scientist for the Townes Laser Institute at the University of Central Florida. Now Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the National Center for Forensic Science, Dr. Baudelet’s research focuses on the application of laser-based spectroscopy for forensic analysis: atomic spectroscopy with laser ablation techniques (LIBS and LA-ICP-MS) as well as molecular with Raman spectroscopy. A large part of this research focuses also on the quantification of interferences in spectroscopic signals.

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. Additionally, she is the current JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship winner.

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, Matthieu and Marta will bring to the journal and we very much look forward to working with them. 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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