John Vickerman has been awarded the Médaille Pierre Chevenard by the Société Française de Métallurgie et de Matériaux (French Society for Metallurgy and Materials, SF2M). The award is made for his work in the development of Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and is the first time the medal has been awarded to someone outside France in over 40 years.
The Pierre Chevenard medal is awarded by SF2M, in principle every two years, to a French or foreign national who has made an outstanding contribution in the areas which distinguished Pierre Chevenard; scientific instrumentation and methods of characterizing materials.
Pierre Chevenard (1888-1960)
Member of the French Academy of Sciences and the founding father of the Precision Metallurgy
Chevenard held the Chair of Metallurgy at the Ecole Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne and was elected member of the Academy of Sciences, Section of Applied Sciences in 1946.
He was Commander of the Legion of Honor.
He began in Imphy Steelworks, and ended his career as Scientific Director of Commentry-Fourchambault-Decazeville.
His outstanding work earned him special awards including entering the Academy of Sciences, chairing the Society of Civil Engineers, and membership of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (1951), vice-president of the Scientific Council ONERA, vice-president of the Society of the Mineral Industry and President of the French Society of Physics.
The award ceremony will take place in Paris on 30 October, 2012.
Congratulations to Helen on gaining her PhD in Systems biology of chemotherapy in hypoxia environments!
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Alex gave an invited presentation at the Joint IAEA-SPIRIT-Japan Technical Meeting on Development and Utilization of MeV-SIMS held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 21-25 May 2012.
The meeting was to determine the scope and prospects for the emerging MeV-SIMS technique and the outcome was very positive.
The presentation covered factors that influence the form of a Static SIMS spectrum and various issues that may arise in its interpretation and can be found here.
We had 7 oral presentations at the SIMSXVIII conference in Riva del Garda, Italy. A very sucessful meeting.
Nick gave an invited presentation at the British Mass Spectrometry Society 2011 conference in Cardiff.
Nick gave a keynote presentation on “Developments in biological analysis and imaging using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry” at the Metabolomics 2011 conference, Cairns, Australia.
John Wiley and Sons have informed us that our paper A comparison of PCA and MAF for ToF-SIMS image interpretation by Alex, John (F) and John (V), is one of the most accessed articles of 2009 in the field of Analytical Chemistry. See here for the listing and here to download the paper (free).
Congratulations to Sadia on gaining her PhD in Advances in Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Single Cells on Sub-Cellular Scale!
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John Vickerman has been awarded the prestigous Theophilus Redwood Award 2009 by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
“Awarded for his outstanding contribution to the development and application of secondary ion mass spectrometry techniques for surface analysis and 3D chemical imaging of organic and biological systems.”
The Journal of Biophotonics list Classification of fixed urological cells using Raman tweezers on which Alex is a co-author, as one of their most accessed articles of 2009-10. See here for the listing and here to download the paper (free).
Following his award of the RSC Theophilus Redwood prize, John began his lecture tour with a presentation at the University of Warwick entitled,
“Is 2D and 3D mass spectral molecular imaging with sub-micron resolution a realistic prospect?”
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The Danish Society for Mass Spectrometry have invited John F to give a keynote talk at their forthcoming annual meeting. [More…]
The American Chemical Society have informed us that our paper on TOF-SIMS 3D Biomolecular Imaging of Xenopus laevis Oocytes Using Buckminsterfullerene (C60) Primary Ions by John (F), Nick, Raman and John (V), is one of the most cited articles published in their journal Analytical Chemistry in 2007. See here for the listing and here to download the paper.
Our recent article on Discrimination of Prostate Cancer Cells and Non-malignant Cells using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, published in The Analyst and presenting some work by Matt and Ehsan, has been selected for inclusion in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemical Biology Research Articles virtual journal. This virtual journal brings together all chemical biology literature from more than 15 RSC journals in order to raise its visibility and profile in the chemical biology community.
Enhancing new developments in ToF-SIMS through researcher exchanges
We have been successful in securing EPSRC funds to bring expert researchers to Manchester and to send some of our group to the USA and The Netherlands. Later this year we will be hosting Professor Stephen Reichenbach from Nebraska University for three months and we will also be welcoming back Professors Nick Winograd and Barbara Garrison from Penn State University. Alex will be travelling to Nebraska next year and John (F) will be exchanging with a colleague from Professor Ron Heeren‘s group in Amsterdam. There is also funding for Professor Roger Webb of Surrey University to visit Penn State. [EPSRC award: EP/F012985/1, more information …]