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2014 Mass Spectrometry Workshop

June 17-18, 2014
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Blvd.
Richland, WA. 99352

  • David, Asner, PNNL
  • Vikas Bansal, PNNL
  • Matthew Barrett, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Jake Bennett, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Thomas E Browder, University of Hawaii
  • David Cinabro, Wayne State University
  • Dave Cowley, PNNL
  • James Czebotar, PNNL
  • Istvan Danko, University of Pittsburgh
  • Shawn Dubey, University of Hawaii at Mānoa
  • Jim Fast, PNNL
  • Kevin Fox, PNNL
  • Bryan Fulsom, PNNL
  • Romulus Godang, University of South Alabama
  • Jeter Hall, PNNL
  • Igal Jaegle, University of Hawaii
  • Christopher Ketter, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Kay Kinoshita, University of Cincinnati
  • Dmitri Kotchetkov, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Robert Kroeger, University of Mississippi
  • R. Luminda Kulasiri, Kennesaw State
  • Peter Lewis, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Yao Li, Virginia Tech
  • Alyssa Loos, University of South Carolina
  • Hideki Miyake, KEK/IPNS
  • Isar Mostafanezhad, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Mikihiko Nakao, KEK
  • Minakshi Nayak, Wayne State University
  • Leo Piilonen, Virginia Tech
  • Milind Purohit, University of South Carolina
  • Himansu Sahoo, University of Mississippi
  • Malachi Schram, PNNL
  • Alan Schwartz, University of Cincinnati
  • Martin Sevior, University of Melbourne
  • Jan Strube, PNNL
  • Sven Vahsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Gary Varner, University of Hawaii
  • Boqun Wang, University of Cincinnati
  • Xiaolong Wang, Virginia Tech
  • Kimberly Williams, Virginia Tech
  • Lynn Wood, PNNL
  • Jared Yamaoka, PNNL
  • John Yelton, University of Florida
Sponsored by DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (NA-22) Office of Proliferation Detection, this year's course will focus on Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) was featured at the 2013 workshop hosted by Idaho National Laboratory; Secondary Ionization Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) is planned for the 2015 workshop hosted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The goal of the MS Short Course is to offer training in advanced instrumentation and methods for the characterization of materials of importance. This venue will

  • address the adaptation and operation of instruments that define the state of the art in isotope ratio measurements
  • foster communication and collaboration between laboratories and universities
  • build interest and guide/mentor future generations.

Confirmed Speakers:

Pat Hoffman - DOE
Dan Addison - Liox Power Inc.
Michael Aziz - Harvard University
Mali Balasubramanian - Argonne National Laboratory
Yi Cui - Stanford University
Frank Delnick - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Keeyoung Jung - Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST)
Curt Kirkeby - Avista Utilities
Jitendra Kumar - University of Dayton Research Institute
Sujeet Kumar - Envia Systems
John Lemmon - National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy
Hong Li - Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Deyang Qu - University of Milwaukee
Joaquin Rodriquez-Lopez - University of Illinois
Jeff Sakamoto - University of Michigan
Bob Savinell - Case Western Reserve University
Yuyan Shao - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dan Steingart - Princeton University
Ramanathan Thillaiyan - EaglePicher Technologies, LL
Wei Wang - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jay Whitacre - Carnegie Mellon University
Gary Yang - UniEnergy Technologies
Jim Zheng - Florida State University
Marca Doeff - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Summer Ferrerira - Sandia National Laboratories
Dee Strand - Wildcate Discovery Technologies
Brittany Westlake - The Electric Power Research Institute
Attendance: Participation in the course is for all university students and subject matter experts who would like to improve their knowledge in ICP-MS technology. Non-U.S. citizens may attend the lecture aspect of the course. A limited number of travel grants are available for university students upon request and qualification. Please respond as soon as possible for full consideration.
Cost: There is no charge for attending the course.
We look forward to your participation! More information will be coming soon, including the website with schedule and additional registration details. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

MS Workshop Agenda

Day One, Tuesday

7:45 a.m.Morning Hospitality 
8:00 a.m.Welcome to PNNLRandy Hansen
8:10 a.m.Introduction and Overview of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometric TechniquesGreg Eiden
8:30 a.m.Plasma and Ion Sampling Fundamentals in ICP-MSMartin Liezers
9:30 a.m.Break 
10:00 a.m.Mass Separation Greg Eiden
10:45 a.m.Sample Introduction TechniquesCharles Barinaga
11:30 a.m.Overview of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Elemental AnalysisChris Sorensen
12:15 p.m.Lunch 
12:55 p.m.Move to CSF/BSF Lobby 
1:10 p.m.Poster Session 
2:00 p.m.Move to EMSL 
2:15 p.m.Sample Preparation and ProtocolsKellen Springer
3:00 p.m.Break 
3:15 p.m.Sample Preparation and Protocols (cont’d)Kellen Springer
4:00 p.m.Multi-collector Methods and ExamplesGarret Hart
4:45 p.m.Adjourn 
6:30 p.m.No Host Dinner at Bookwalter Winery, Richland 

Day 2, Wednesday

7:45 a.m.Morning Hospitality 
8:00 a.m.Welcome to Day TwoGreg Eiden
8:15 a.m.Mass Spectrometry in the DOE ComplexErick Ramon
9:00 a.m.LA-ICPMS Topics
-Laser Ablation – Chemical AnalysisRick Russo
-Laser Ablation-Multi-Collector ICPMSAndrew Duffin
10:00 a.m.Break 
10:30 a.m.ICP-MS Instrument SpecializationsCharles Barinaga
11:30 am.Lunch 
11:45 a.m.Student Opportunities at PNNLMarisela Linares-Mendoza
12:30 p.m.Ion Optics ModelingChris Zarzana, Idaho National Laboratory
1:15 p.m.Advanced Detector TechnologyBonner Denton, University of Arizona
2:00 p.m.Break 
2:30 p.m.Alternative Plasma Sources for Trace Inorganic MassDoug Duckworth
3:30 p.m.Wrap Up 
4:00 p.m.Adjourn 

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