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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2020 Recipient

We are delighted to announce George L. Donati as the recipient of the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2020. This Lectureship aims to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

 

Introducing George L. Donati, Wake Forest University, USA:

George L. Donati obtained his M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar, Brazil, 2004), and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University (WFU, USA, 2010), where he received The American Institute of Chemists’ Outstanding Graduate Student Award. During his postdoctoral fellowship at UFSCar, George contributed to the development of the interference standard method (IFS). He is currently an Associate Research Professor at the Department of Chemistry of Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, NC, where he developed the methods of multi-energy calibration (MEC), multi-isotope calibration (MICal), multispecies calibration (MSC) and multi-flow calibration (MFC), and contributed to developing the standard dilution analysis method (SDA). George has supervised three Ph.D. students and several undergraduate students at WFU. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Microchemical Journal, has published more than 80 peer-review papers and 3 book chapters, and has given more than 10 talks in international conferences. His research at WFU focus on the development of portable instrumentation and novel calibration methods for spectrochemical analysis, as well as the use of atomic spectrometry and advanced statistical tools to diagnose and understand diseases.

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Outstanding Reviewers for JAAS in 2019

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for JAAS in 2019, 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, University of Málaga, ORCID: 0000-0001-7793-7000

Dr Renata Amais, Federal University of São Carlos

Professor Manuel Garcia-Leon, University of Seville, ORCID: 0000-0002-8792-6791

Professor Zofia Kowalewska, Warsaw University of Technology, ORCID: 0000-0003-2093-4161

Dr Chaofeng Li, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID: 0000-0001-8017-5721

Dr Violeta Milenkova Stefanova, University of Plovdiv, ORCID: 0000-0001-7920-2980

Professor Diogo Moraes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, ORCID: 0000-0003-0182-8515

Dr Christian Parigger, University of Tennessee Space Institute, ORCID: 0000-0003-1286-7405

Dr Jiyu  Peng, Zhejiang University, ORCID: 0000-0002-2842-170X

Dr Andrey Popov, Moscow State University, ORCID: 0000-0003-3881-7369

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

Dr Jun Wang, National Institute of Metrology

We would also like to thank the JAAS board and the analytical 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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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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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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Call for papers: Themed issue on SIMS for Biological Applications

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 April 1st 2019.

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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European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry

Dear Plasma Spectrochemists!

The registration deadline for abstracts for the oncoming European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry held in Sankt Anton Austria (19 – 24 February 2017) is approaching!

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS FOR THE EWCPS2017
until September 30 2016!

(NOTE: It is also about time to book your accommodation in advance since the venue is very popular – and absolutely worth coming!!! A (rapidly decreasing!) contingent of hotel rooms is still blocked exclusively for conference attendees. Please see more important details on the booking.)

We are also happy to announce that we have awarded 10 YOUNG SCIENTISTS GRANTS – for PhD students to support their participation in the EWCPS2017. The Scientific Committee of EWCPS2017 was in charge of the selection of the grant winners. The ten awardees are already informed about their successful applications and details about the awardees will be available online, soon.

Please note that the nomination deadlines for the PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY awards are approaching, as well:

EUROPEAN AWARD FOR PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY – The “European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry” is sponsored by Agilent and promotes analytical plasma spectro-chemical developments and applications in Europe. The prize is awarded for a single outstanding piece of work or for continued important contributions in the field.
Application deadline: August 31 2016. More details and application conditions here.

EUROPEAN RISING STAR AWARD FOR PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY –The new “European Rising Star Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry” sponsored by Agilent should honor and promote outstanding contributions of upcoming younger scientists at the beginning of their career within the field of plasma spectrochemistry. Application deadline: August 31 2016. More details and application conditions here.

Looking forward to receiving your abstracts for the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2017 in Sankt Anton!

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Open Access articles in JAAS

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in JAAS that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Stijn J. M. Van Malderen, Amy J. Managh, Barry L. Sharp and Frank Vanhaecke
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, 31, 423-439
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00430F, Critical Review

Alexandra Sixto, Marta Fiedoruk-Pogrebniak, María Rosende, David Cocovi-Solberg, Moisés Knochen and Manuel Miró
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, 31, 473-481
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00387C, Paper

Alexander Nyrow, Christian Sternemann, John S. Tse, Christopher Weis, Christoph J. Sahle, Kolja Mende, D. C. Florian Wieland, Valerio Cerantola, Robert A. Gordon, Georg Spiekermann, Tom Regier, Max Wilke and Metin Tolan
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, 31, 815-820
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00261C, Technical Note
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Getting closer to secrets on the seabed

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Researchers from Spain have engineered a laser spectrometer to analyse solids underwater that they hope to eventually develop for deep sea research.1

Stand-off laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (ST-LIBS) is a technique to identify the elemental composition of solids at a distance, enabling safe analysis of explosive, radioactive or toxic compounds.2 While this technique is well-developed and widely used in air – Javier Laserna and coworkers at the University of Malaga built a ST-LIBS system able to differentiate between common explosives and contaminants such as hand cream or motor oil3 – there is no current technology to apply it underwater.

Read the full article over at Chemistry World >>


A study of underwater stand-off laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for chemical analysis of objects in the deep ocean
F. J. Fortes, S. Guirado, A. Metzinger and J. J. Laserna
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 1050-1056
DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00489B, Paper

Do you fancy submitting an article to JAAS? Why not submit to us here today or alternatively email us with your suggestions!

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European Workshop on Laser Ablation 2016

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European Workshop on Laser Ablation 2016
12 – 15 July 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia


Registration will open in early 2016!
Early registration deadline (discounted rate) – 20th May 2016

The Registration Fee for participants and students includes:

Entrance to the scientific session
Certificate of attendance
Congress folders, badge, Final Programme and Book of Abstracts
Coffee breaks
Lunches on Wednesday, July 13, Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15
Icebreaker Reception on Tuesday, July 12
Afternoon Social Programme on Wednesday, July 13
Gala Dinner on Thursday, July 14

For more information about the conference, please see the webiste

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2015 European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry – Poster Prize Winners

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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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