Confirmed Invited Speakers

So far, the list of confirmed invited speakers in each symposium is as follow

Agricultural and food safety

* Barbara Cade-Menun, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: “Phosphorus biogeochemistry in Canadian agricultural systems”

* George Donati, Wake Forest University, U.S.A.: “New calibration methods in atomic spectrometry”

* Iris Koch, Royal Military College of Canada

* Eve Kroukamp, PerkinElmer, Canada

* Bob Lockerman, CEM Corporation, U.S.A.: “Microwave digestion and analysis of 10 different food samples prepared in a single batch”

* Thomas Walczyk, National University of Singapore, Singapore: “Exploration of brain iron uptake and turnover in rodents using stable isotope techniques”

Environmental analysis

* Patricia Forbes, University of Pretoria, South Africa: “Environmental screening analyses using fluorescence sensors”

* Jürgen Gailer, University of Calgary, Canada

* Chris Le, University of Alberta, Canada: “Arsenic speciation in the environment”

Forensic analysis

* Jose Almirall, Florida International University, U.S.A.: “The Use of LA-ICP-MS databases to Calculate Likelihood Ratios in the Forensic Evaluation of Glass Evidence”

* Sanela Martic, Trent University, Canada: “Design and development of chemical sensors and biosensors for forensic applications”

* Theresa Stotesbury, Ontario Tech University, Canada : “Expanding the utility of bloodstained evidence found at crime scenes”

Industrial applications

* Ela Bakowska, Corning Inc., U.S.A.: “Analytical chemists saving unique 19th century glass artifacts”

Electrochemical and surface analysis

* Dominik Barz, Queen's University, Canada: “Printing of graphene-based electrochemical sensors for the detection of chromium (VI)”

* Carlos Escobedo, Queen's University, Canada: “Analysis of hybrid nanoplasmonic structures in flow-through operation”

* Gregory Jerkiewicz, Queen's University, Canada

* Kagan Kerman, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada: "Nanocomposite-modified surfaces for biomolecular detection"

* Bernie Kraatz, University of Toronto, Canada: "Electrochemical Studies of Nucleic Acid Films: Identification of Mismatches and Metal Coordination"

* Sanela Martic, Trent University, Canada

* Bruno Pollet, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

* Brant Peppley, Queen's University, Canada: “Impedance Spectroscopy Analysis of Polymer Electrolyte Electrolyser Anode Performance”

* Zhe She, Queen's University, Canada

Nanomaterials and their analysis

* Petra Krystek, Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands

* Ed Lai, Carleton University, Canada: “Separation of TiO2 Nanoparticles from Water through Encapsulation with Lecithin Liposomes and Adsorption onto Poly(L-lysine) Coated Glass Filters: Residual Detection by Aptamer Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence (ACE-LIF)”

* David Patch, Royal Military College, Canada: “Release of copper nanomaterials and microplastics from commercial textiles”


* Rod Wasylishen, University of Alberta, Canada

* Zhehong Gan, Florida State University, USA

* Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, University of Michigan, USA

* Fred Perrea, Ames Lab/Iowa State University, USA

* David Bryce, University of Ottawa, Canada

* Yining Huang, Western University, Canada

* Vlad Michaelis, University of Alberta, Canada

* Gillian Goward, McMaster University, Canada

* Vlad Ladizhansky, Guelph University, Canada

* Chris Klug, Naval Research Lab

* Savash Vahidi, Guelph University, Canada

* Steve Smith, Queen's University, Canada

Sample introduction systems for the inductively coupled plasma

* Daniel Borges, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil: “New findings on the application of photochemical vapor generation to elemental analysis using atomic and mass spectrometry”

* Xiandeng Hou, Sichuan University, China

* Bin Hu, Wuhan University, China: “Single Cells Analysis by ICP-MS”

* Akitoshi Okino, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan: “Infrared Droplet Desolvation System for High Throughput Single Cell Analysis” and “Mass spectrometry of adhesive compounds on heat-sensitive surface using temperature-controllable plasma jet”

* Zhenli Zhu, China University of Geosciences, China: “Novel vapor generation technique”

Separations/Mass spectrometry

*Maxim Berezovski, University of Ottawa, Canada

* Christina Bottaro, Memorial University, Canada

* Alan Doucette, Dalhousie University, Canada

* Carlos Escobedo, Queen’s University, Canada

* Daniel Figeys, University of Ottawa, Canada

* Golfam Ghafourifar, University of the Fraser Valley , Canada

* Tao Huan, University of British Columbia, Canada

* Oleg Krokhin, University of Manitoba, Canada

* Sergey Krylov, York University, Canada

* Svetlana Krylova, York University, Canada

* Jianjun Li, NRC Institute of Biosciences, Canada

* Chris Le, University of Alberta, Canada

* Charles Lucy, University of Alberta, Canada

* Philip B-McKibbin, McMaster University, Canada

* Richard Oleschuk, Queen’s University, Canada

* Dave Schriemer, University of Calgary, Canada

* Lekha Sleno, Université de Québec à Montréal, Canada

* Dajana Vuckovic, Concordia University, Canada

* Karen Waldron, Université de Montréal, Canada

* Hongquan Zhang, University of Alberta, Canada

Speciation Analysis

* Iris Koch, Royal Military College of Canada

* Eve Kroukamp, PerkinElmer, Canada

* Louise Meunier, Queen's University, Canada: “Characterization of degradation products from a hydrolytically degradable cationic flocculant”

Spectroscopy of Emerging Photonic Materials

* Juan (Tito) Scaiano, University of Ottawa, Canada