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Young Analytical Scientists 2021 – themed collection now published

The new Young Analytical Scientists themed collection for JAAS is now published.

This collection highlights the work of outstanding young scientists in atomic spectrometry and related areas. Authors are either outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers in their first industrial appointment or young analytical faculty. Each author was nominated by worldwide experts in the field including members of the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of JAAS.

Guest Edited by Björn Meermann. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

These papers will be free to read* until 30th September 2021.

We hope you enjoy the collection!

Why not submit your high impact research to JAAS today.

*Access is free through an RSC account (free to register)

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Young Analytical Scientists – Ying Gao

Young Analytical Scientists

JAAS is excited to introduce Ying Gao as one of our Young Analytical Scientists.

Ying Gao is a professor of analytical chemistry at Chengdu University of Technology (China). She received her Ph. D. degree from Sichuan University (China) in 2011. After graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in National Research Council Canada in 2014-2015. She joined the faculty of College of Earth Sciences in Chengdu University of Technology in 2011. Her current research interests are elements analysis and its application in geochemistry research.

Read Dr Gao’s paper Integration of cobalt ion assisted Fenton digestion and photochemical vapor generation: a green method for rapid determination of trace cadmium in rice.

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2021,36, 1422-1430, DOI: 10.1039/D1JA00037C

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Young Analytical Scientists – Fanny Thibon

Young Analytical Scientists

JAAS is excited to introduce Fanny Thibon as one of our Young Analytical Scientists.

Fanny Thibon is a researcher in isotope geochemistry. She defended her Ph.D. on the Paleoproterozoic Ocean using iron and copper stable isotopes in marine sediments. Then, she studied marine ecotoxicology using lithium isotope during a postdoc funded by the ANR ISO2MET project. Her main research interests relate to the use of stable isotope proxies relevant for the study of (i) the biogeochemical evolution of Earth’s surface through time, (ii) the reconstruction of paleoenvironments, (iii) the isotopic fingerprints of marine ecotoxicology, and (iv) the isotopic physiopathology of mammal diseases.

After obtaining a BSc in Geology, Fanny Thibon completed her teaching MSc in Biology and Geology, and her research MSc in Geology at the ENS de Lyon / Université Claude Bernard – Lyon 1 (France). After completing research projects and exchange semesters in various research institutes (ISTerre (France), University of Iceland (Iceland), ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and A&MS unit, Ghent University (Belgium)) she defended her PhD thesis in 2019. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) and works on the ANR ISO2MET project.

Read Dr Thibon’s paper Lithium isotopic composition of reference materials of biological origin TORT-2, DORM-2, TORT-3, DORM-4, SRM-1400 and ERM-CE278k.

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2021,36, 1381-1388, DOI: 10.1039/D1JA00045D

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ABS Trust: Gordon F. Kirkbright and Edward Steers Bursary Awards, 2022

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 able to award an annual 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 2022 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary and the 2022 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 via:

http://www.abstrust.org/kirkbright-and-steers-bursary-awards

or for further information visit:

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

The closing date for entries is 30 November 2021.

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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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