JASMS Special Issue on Complex Mixtures in Energy and the Environment

All are invited to submit a manuscript by May 30 via JASMS at ACS Publications. Go Here for Details and Submission Instructions

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


  • Brice Bouyssiere (University of Pau): An Unlikely Couple: Applications of Inorganic Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) in the Molecular Characterization of Complex Organic Mixtures
  • 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

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

  •  Heather Leclerc (Worcester Polytechnic Institute): Uncovering the Complex Reaction Mechanisms of Hydrothermal Liquefaction Using Complementary Mass Spectrometry Methods
  • Robert Young (New Mexico State University): The Impact of Protein Removal on Biocrude Oil Quality from 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 
  • Janne Jänis (University of Eastern Finland): Wood Combustion Aerosol Analysis with DIP-APCI FT-ICR MS

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

  • Sarah Dowd (Waters Corporation): Utilizing Ion Mobility to Enhance Targeted and Non-Targeted Analysis of PFAS from a Landfill Leachate Sample
  • Joseph Frye-Jones (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory): Dissolved Organic Material (DOM) characterization with LC – 21 T FT-ICR MS
  • Two-Minute Flash Talks

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

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

7:30 - 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

  • Lydia Babcock-Adams (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory): Revealing The Organic Copper Speciation in Coastal Estuarine and Marine Environments by 21 TFT-ICR Mass Spectrometry
  • Brett Poulin (UC Davis): 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, provided by ASMS 

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

  • Yuri Corilo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory): Deciphering Complexity : Perspectives and Challenges in Algorithmic Data Processing for Mass Spectrometry of Complex Mixtures
  • 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 and Novel Applications of MS in Geochemical Systems

  • Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin (Helmholtz Zentrum München): Life in a Nutshell: Profiling the Chemistry of Organic Matter in Biomes and Abiomes
  • Boniek Gontijo Vaz (Federal University of Goiás – UFG): Comprehensive Geochemical Evaluation of Crude Oil Origin, Thermal Maturity, and Biodegradation by Petroleomic  and Machine Learning Tools

3:10 - 7:00 pm, Free Time

7:00 - 8:00 pm, Submitted Talks II

  • William Kew (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory): Online Liquid Chromatography coupled to 21 Tesla FTICR Mass Spectrometry for Natural Organic Matter Characterization
  • Esther Mbuna (Ohio University): Investigating Dissociation Mechanisms of Naphthenic Acid Isomers using Collision-Induced Dissociation coupled with Computational Chemistry
  • Two-Minute Flash Talks

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

7:30 - 8:30 am, Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:10 am, Future Directions and Challenges in Emerging Contaminants

  • 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): From Septics to Landfills: Tracer Development and Source Tracking of Environmental Contaminants
  • Pierre Giusti (TotalEnergies): Molecular Characterization of Electrodes Passivation Layers in Lithium-Ion Batteries

10:10 - 10:25 am, Coffee Break

10:25 - 11:15 am, Keynote Lecture: Susan Richardson (University of South Carolina): Analysis of Emerging Environmental Contaminants Using Mass Spectrometry:  State of the Art

11:15 - 11:30 am, Closing Remarks, Janne Jänis & Amy McKenna