March 2012 Meeting Announcement, Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group
PLEASE NOTE: We will meet in Mendel 154.
- Topic: "The Other 96%: Advances and New Applications using ICP-MS"
- Speaker:Craig Westphal, DuPont
- Date: Monday, March 12, 2012. 6:30 PM
- Time: Social Hour: 6:30 PM.
Talk: 7:30 PM.
Please RSVP to Eric Manning email@example.com by Thursday March 8th.
- Place: Department of Chemistry, Villanova University (Room 154, Mendel Hall)
If you say "mass spectrometry" to most scientists, the first thought to come to mind probably relates to organic MS in some form or another. This talk, however, will focus on the other 96% (of the periodic table, that is) - in particular, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and its role in the analysis of everything but C, N, O, and H. As a technique, ICP-MS has become more commonplace in labs as it has evolved into a robust instrument for routine trace and ultratrace metals analysis. This sort of "black box" operation has been enabled through advances in instrumentation design and software. However, many groups, including ours, are involved in pushing the boundaries and expanding ICP-MS beyond its current scope. This talk will focus on these areas, including: single nanoparticle detection, biomonitoring, metallomics, and others. Additionally, examples will be given with how ICP-MS complements traditional electrospray and MALDI MS, particularly for absolute protein quantification.
Craig Westphal is currently a Research Associate in the Corporate Center for Analytical Sciences group at DuPont, where has worked at for the last 7 years. Prior to that, he was a visiting scientist in the Materials Science division at the Naval Research Laboratory. Craig received his B.A. degree in Chemistry from Wittenberg University, and a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the George Washington University under the supervision of Akbar Montaser. Most of his work now is focused on trace metals analysis using ICP-MS with a wide variety of sample introduction systems in support of numerous R&D programs. Craig lives in Landenberg, PA with his wife, Jenny, and 3 children. He can be found most fall Saturday mornings proudly flying an Ohio State flag in front of his house, to the contempt of his neighbors.
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