SIMS23 Rowland Hill Awards

The 23rd secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS 23) conference was held in Minneapolis, MN, from 18 – 23 September 2022.

The biennial event is a forum for colleagues from academic, industrial, and national laboratories worldwide to exchange results and new ideas on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and related techniques.

The banquet dinner was held on Wednesday of the conference week and was an opportunity for the attendees to relax, network, and catch up with old friends.

The dinner also hosted the Rowland Hill Awards. Rowland Hill was a founder and former managing director of Ionoptika, who sadly passed away in 2015. Ionoptika established the Rowland Hill Awards in his honour to recognise excellence in SIMS research and to promote young and early career researchers.

The winners of this year’s awards were Karolin Bomhardt and Svenja-Katharina Otto, both of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Alfred Fransson of the University of Gothenburg, and Matija Lagator, of the University of Manchester.

Many congratulations to all the winners!

Winners of the Rowland Hill Awards 2022, from left to right: Alfred Fransson, Karolin Bomhardt, Matija Lagator, and Svenja-Katharina Otto. Also pictured are Greg Fisher (Physical Electronics) and Anna Belu (Medtronic). Images are courtesy of Heather Korff/AVS.

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