The University has presented a new mass spectrometer which incorporates the Service of Elemental Analysis, Chromatography and Mass, located in the I+D+i.

The University of Salamanca expects a new mass spectrometer which will allow to broaden the range of tools on offer, not only for our researchers but also for companies that will be interested in its use. The possibilities offered by this new tool, co-financed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), involve the detection of environmental contaminates and pesticide residues in waters and consumer products, it is also used in the field of medicine.

This tool is a result of the technological advances that have occurred in the last years, allowing us to design equipment with such features.  The Waters TQS-Micro mass spectrometer is a high performance tool with increased sensitivity and the ability to detect compound amounts which are less than a picogram (a picogram is a billionth of a gram)

At the presentation of the spectrometer I was accompanied by Narciso Martín Garrido, professor of Organic Chemistry and person in charge of the Área de Técnica Industrial (Area of Industrial Engineering); Julia Almeida, director of the Servicio Nucleus and César Rapso, person in charge of the Mass Services in the University of Salamanca.


More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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