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Jan 13, 2020 - Jan 16, 2020
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Winter Plasma Conference

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ICP-Optical Emission or Mass Spectrometry: All the Capability, None of the Limits

Tuesday, January 14 at 12 p.m.
Coronado I Room
Daniel Kutscher and Simon Nelms, Thermo Fisher Scientific

There is no single technique to allow the analysis of trace elements in any kind of sample. Depending on sample nature and composition, the choice of the right technique may depend on many factors, such as required detection limits or desired throughput. This presentation will show how modern instruments (both ICP-OES and ICP-MS) will help you analyze any sample type, regardless of salt load, concentration range, and potential interferences.

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Type Title Day Code
Oral Empowering Trace Elemental Analysis with a High Resolution Detector Monday, 11:20 a.m. M01
Oral Accelerating Productivity, Simplicity, Robustness and Speed in Trace Elemental Analysis Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. WS103
Oral Pushing the Limits in ICP-MS: Effective Resolving of Highly Intense Signals in ICP-MS Tuesday, 3:40 p.m. WS104
Poster Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for the Structural Analysis of Biological Systems Tuesday TP03
Poster Analysis of Whole Blood using ICP-MS: Effective, Productive and Accurate High Throughput Analysis Tuesday TP04
Poster A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Powerful Software for Routine Trace Elemental Analyses Wednesday WP03
Poster Calibration Factors for Fast Flow Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (FF-GD-MS) In Pulsed Mode Wednesday WP07
Poster A New Jet Interface Kit Improving Sensitivity of Sector Field ICP-MS Wednesday WP08
Poster Comparing Ion Chromatography and High Performance Liquid Chromatography for Speciation Analysis – A Case Study Wednesday WP10
Poster Ain´t no Sample Dirty Enough: Analysis of Brackish Waters and Flowback Solutions using ICP-OES Thursday THP16

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Winter Conference Awards in Plasma Spectrochemistry, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Scott Tanner

Scott Tanner is the winner of the 2020 Winter Conference Lifetime Achievement Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. During his long career, Scott has made many important contributions to the ICP-MS community, mainly focusing on the following aspects:

  • Study of the fundamentals of ICP ion generation, dynamics and transport, including prognostications on space charge and its implications for analyses
  • Development of the dynamic reaction cell for removing polyatomic ion interferences
  • Development of ICP time-of-flight instrumentation for single-cell cytometry and subcellular imaging

Many analyses are done every day using the instrumentation and methodology developed by Dr. Tanner. As just one example, many new biomedical applications have been made possible by the CyTOF instrumentation from Dr. Tanner’s group.

Scott Tanner obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from York University in Toronto Ontario. He worked at Sciex, University of Toronto, and DVS Sciences (now part of Fluidigm).

Dr. Tanner will receive his award and present a lecture (PL01) on Monday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m. Please plan on attending to help honor his achievements


Scott Tanner

Gerardo Gamez is the winner of the 2020 Winter Conference Young Investigator Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Texas El Paso, and Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington with Professor Gary Hieftje. His graduate work was in fundamental studies of changes to the ICP due to the presence of the metal sampling interface for mass spectrometry, and other topics in plasma spectrochemistry.

Dr. Gamez did postdoctoral studies at ETH Zurich and subsequently also worked at EMPA in Switzerland. Presently, he is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Texas Tech University. His current research interests are in glow discharge spectroscopy, compressed sensing multidimensional imaging techniques, ambient ionization mass spectrometry, and fundamental plasma studies.

Dr. Gamez will receive his award and present a lecture (IL15) on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:20 a.m. Please plan on attending to recognize this honor.

ICP-Optical Emission or Mass Spectrometry: All the Capability, None of the Limits

Tuesday, January 14 at 12 p.m.
Coronado I Room
Daniel Kutscher and Simon Nelms, Thermo Fisher Scientific

There is no single technique to allow the analysis of trace elements in any kind of sample. Depending on sample nature and composition, the choice of the right technique may depend on many factors, such as required detection limits or desired throughput. This presentation will show how modern instruments (both ICP-OES and ICP-MS) will help you analyze any sample type, regardless of salt load, concentration range, and potential interferences.

Add to calendar

Type Title Day Code
Oral Empowering Trace Elemental Analysis with a High Resolution Detector Monday, 11:20 a.m. M01
Oral Accelerating Productivity, Simplicity, Robustness and Speed in Trace Elemental Analysis Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. WS103
Oral Pushing the Limits in ICP-MS: Effective Resolving of Highly Intense Signals in ICP-MS Tuesday, 3:40 p.m. WS104
Poster Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for the Structural Analysis of Biological Systems Tuesday TP03
Poster Analysis of Whole Blood using ICP-MS: Effective, Productive and Accurate High Throughput Analysis Tuesday TP04
Poster A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Powerful Software for Routine Trace Elemental Analyses Wednesday WP03
Poster Calibration Factors for Fast Flow Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (FF-GD-MS) In Pulsed Mode Wednesday WP07
Poster A New Jet Interface Kit Improving Sensitivity of Sector Field ICP-MS Wednesday WP08
Poster Comparing Ion Chromatography and High Performance Liquid Chromatography for Speciation Analysis – A Case Study Wednesday WP10
Poster Ain´t no Sample Dirty Enough: Analysis of Brackish Waters and Flowback Solutions using ICP-OES Thursday THP16

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Winter Conference Awards in Plasma Spectrochemistry, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Scott Tanner

Scott Tanner is the winner of the 2020 Winter Conference Lifetime Achievement Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. During his long career, Scott has made many important contributions to the ICP-MS community, mainly focusing on the following aspects:

  • Study of the fundamentals of ICP ion generation, dynamics and transport, including prognostications on space charge and its implications for analyses
  • Development of the dynamic reaction cell for removing polyatomic ion interferences
  • Development of ICP time-of-flight instrumentation for single-cell cytometry and subcellular imaging

Many analyses are done every day using the instrumentation and methodology developed by Dr. Tanner. As just one example, many new biomedical applications have been made possible by the CyTOF instrumentation from Dr. Tanner’s group.

Scott Tanner obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from York University in Toronto Ontario. He worked at Sciex, University of Toronto, and DVS Sciences (now part of Fluidigm).

Dr. Tanner will receive his award and present a lecture (PL01) on Monday, January 13 at 8:00 a.m. Please plan on attending to help honor his achievements


Scott Tanner

Gerardo Gamez is the winner of the 2020 Winter Conference Young Investigator Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Texas El Paso, and Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington with Professor Gary Hieftje. His graduate work was in fundamental studies of changes to the ICP due to the presence of the metal sampling interface for mass spectrometry, and other topics in plasma spectrochemistry.

Dr. Gamez did postdoctoral studies at ETH Zurich and subsequently also worked at EMPA in Switzerland. Presently, he is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Texas Tech University. His current research interests are in glow discharge spectroscopy, compressed sensing multidimensional imaging techniques, ambient ionization mass spectrometry, and fundamental plasma studies.

Dr. Gamez will receive his award and present a lecture (IL15) on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:20 a.m. Please plan on attending to recognize this honor.