Winter conference award in plasma spectrochemistry announced

December 2, 2011

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-12-02-2011, Volume 0, Issue 0

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the winner of the 2012 Winter Conference Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry; Dr J. Sabine Becker, head of Trace and UltraTrace Analysis, Central Division of Analytical Chemistry at the Research Centre Juelich, Germany.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced the winner of the 2012 Winter Conference Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry; Dr J. Sabine Becker, head of Trace and UltraTrace Analysis, Central Division of Analytical Chemistry at the Research Centre Juelich, Germany.

The award honours scientists who have made important contributions to the field of plasma spectrochemistry, whether over time or through a single significant breakthrough. Dr Becker’s career has focused on long-lived radionuclides, ultratrace and high-purity materials analysis, isotope ratio measurements and micro and nanolocal elemental and trace analyses. She has recently established BrainMet, an Analytical Centre of Excellence at the Research Centre Juelich for brain research imaging. Brainmet is based on laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) and has introduced novel imaging techniques for metals, metalloids and non-metals in biological tissues.

Lothar Rottmann, global support manager, inorganic mass spectrometry at Thermo Fisher, said, “As the leader in plasma spectrochemistry instrumentation, Thermo Fisher is pleased to sponsor an industry award that brings together the major figures in this field. The Winter Conference award complements our objectives for advancement and innovation, and we look forward to honouring Dr Becker for her remarkable achievements in this field.”

The award and prize money of $5000 will be presented by Thermo Fisher during the 2012 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, which will be held in Tucson, Arizona, from 9–14 January 2012.

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