Preliminary Program


Sunday, January 21, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm, Registration

7:00 - 7:10 pm, Opening Remarks, Janne Jänis & Amy McKenna

7:10 - 8:00 pm, Keynote Lecture: Ryan Rodgers (NHMFL/FSU): Complex Mixture Analysis by Ultra-high Resolution FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry 

8:00 - 10:00 pm, Reception

Monday, January 22, 2024

7:30- 8:30 am, Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:20 am, Fossil Fuels I: Challenges & Advances that Enable Heavy Oil Characterization
  • Martha Chacon-Patino (NHMFL/FSU): Lessons Learned from a Decade-Long Assessment of Asphaltenes by Ultrahigh-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Implications for Complex Mixture Analysis
  • Brice Bouyssiere (University of Pau): An Unlikely Couple: Applications of Inorganic Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in the Molecular Characterization of Complex Organic Mixtures

9:20- 9:40 am, Coffee Break

9:40 – 10:30 am, Fossil Fuels II: Petroleum Biomarkers

  • Jagos Radovic (University of Houston): Comprehensive Analytical Approaches for Biomarker Assessments: From Source Organics to Oil Spills
  • Cliff Walters (ExxonMobil): The Impact of Mass Spectrometry to Organic Geochemistry over the Last 60 Years

10:30 – 11:20 am, Biofuels and Renewable Fuels

  •  Michael Timko (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
  • Robert Young (New Mexico State University): The Impact of Protein Removal on Biocrude Oil Quality rrom Algal Hydrothermal Liquefaction

11:20 - 12:30 pm, Group Photo & Lunch, provided by ASMS 

12:30 - 1:20 pm, Aerosol & Atmospheric Chemistry

  • Maxime Bridoux (CEA, France): Molecular Characteristics, Sources and Transformation of Atmospheric Dissolved Organic Matter Revealed by FT-MS Analysis 
  • TBD

1:20 - 2:10 pm, Soil Organic Matter – Terrestrial Inputs to Global Organic Carbon Cycling

  • Andrew Wozniak (University of Delaware): Salt Marsh Soil Organic Matter Composition: Implications for Carbon Storage and Cycling
  • Rene Boiteau (University of Minnesota): A Molecular Window into Organic-Metal and Organic-Mineral Interactions

2:10- 7:00 pm, Free Time

7:00 - 8:00 pm, Submitted Talks I 

8:00 - 10:00 pm, Poster Session I

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

7:00 - 8:30 am, Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am, Discussion Panel: How to Make the FTMS Data More Accessible for Scientists Worldwide, Amy M. McKenna, Optional

9:00 - 9:50 am, Soil Organic Matter – Terrestrial Inputs to Global Organic Carbon Cycling

  • Christine Foreman (Montana State University)
  • Brett Poulin (US Geological Survey): New Insights on Organic Sulfur Chemistry by Complementary Atomic-Level and Molecular-Level Approaches

9:50 - 10:05 am, Coffee Break

10:05 - 11:20 am, Applications of MS for Insight into Extreme Environments

  • Robert Spencer (Florida State University): FT-ICR MS Insights into the Changing Cryosphere
  • Thomas Borch (Colorado State University): Impact of Wildfires on Water and Soil Organic Matter Chemistry
  • Aron Stubbins (Northeastern University): Molecular Properties of the Organics Released as Plastics Photochemically Dissolve in Sunlit Waters

11:20 – 12:50 pm, Lunch, on your own

12:50 – 2:05 pm, Instrumentation and Data Analysis

  • Yuri Corilo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  • Christopher Rüger (University of Rostock): Advances in Photoionization High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Data Processing: Unveiling Complex Mixtures in Energy Transition Research
  • Chad Weisbrod (NHMFL/FSU): Mass Selective Depletion of Chemical Noise for Improved Ultrahigh Resolution Analysis of Complex Mixtures

2:05 – 2:20 pm, Coffee Break

2:20 – 3:10 pm, Direct Sampling or Imaging in Geochemical Systems

  • Lars Wormer (MARUM): Molecular Signatures at the Micrometer Scale: Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Modern and Fossil Biomarkers in Geological Samples
  • TBD

3:10 - 7:00 pm, Free Time

7:00 - 8:00 pm, Submitted Talks II 

8:00 - 10:00 pm, Poster Session II

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

7:00 - 8:30 am, Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:50 am, Future Directions and Challenges in Emerging Contaminants, 20 minutes each

  • Erin Baker (University of North Carolina): From Pesticides to PFAS: Utilizing Ion Mobility Spectrometry in Non-Targeted Analyses
  • Collin Ward (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute): Probing Alterations to the Physical and Chemical Properties of Oil Spilled at Sea: Implications for Fate Models and Response Operations
  • Michael Gonsior (University of Maryland)
  • Pierre Giusti (TotalEnergies): Molecular Characterization of Electrodes Passivation Layers in Lithium-Ion Batteries

9:50 - 10:05 am, Coffee Break

10:05 - 10:55 am, Keynote Lecture: Susan Richardson (University of South Carolina): Analysis of Emerging Environmental Contaminants Using Mass Spectrometry:  State of the Art

10:55 - 11:10 am, Closing Remarks, Janne Jänis & Amy McKenna