Congratulations to Mary J. Thomas, who is a MAS CDT student, for winning the Barber Prize for best student talk at the 39th annual meeting of the British Mass Spectrometry Society in Cambridge. Based upon collaborative research with the British Geological Survey, Mary presented her talk entitled “Petroleomic Depth Profiling of Contaminated Staten Island Soil by GC and FT-ICR MS.” Using Rock-Eval 6 data and ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry, complex compositional depth profiles were developed for environmental monitoring and to provide insight into the site’s history of contamination.
MAS CDT Student Emily Holt has won a prestigious prize at the 50th annual conference of the Australian Society for Cosmetic Chemists in Canberra. Emily who is only in the first year of her PhD in Analytical Science is studying "Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy for Suncare Applications". Emily presented a 30 minute talk on her paper and was pleasantly surprised to later find she had won the Lester Conrad Award for best paper presented at the conference.
The MAS CDT 2nd year Presentation prizes were awarded at the Annual COnference to:L
2nd Place - Matt Turner
1st Place - James Edmondson