X61 - Standards and Reference Materials for Microanalysis

Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
(Separate registration required.)
Included in Registration Fee: Breakfast, AM Break, Lunch, PM Break

Organized by the Focused Interest Group on MicroAnalytical Standards (FIGMAS):

Julien M. Allaz, University of Colorado
Anette von der Handt, University of Minnesota
Owen K. Neill, University of Michigan

The Congress will consist of three main topics, each with a set of invited speakers from academic and federal institutions as well as industry (title of each talk to be announced later):

  1. Standard-based and Standard-less Best Practices
    • Nicholas Ritchie, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • Philippe Pinard, Oxford Instruments
    • Steve Seddio, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  2. Standard Maintenance and Availability
    • Cathy Johnson, Mager Scientific
    • Tim Rose, Smithsonian Institution - National Museum for Natural History
    • Gene Rodek, SPI
  3. Sourcing and Creating Future Standard Materials
    • Steve Wilson. U.S. Geological Survey
    • William Nachlas, Syracuse University

The congress will consist of talks, posters and round-table discussions. Each session will consist of 2-3 papers and abundant time for open discussion. At the end of the congress, posters will be set up for informal interaction with the authors and participants.


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