Special Issue "12th International Conference on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis”—IMA 2021"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Manassis Mitrakas
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Guest Editor
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: wastewater treatment; activated sludge processes; water quality and treatment; analytical chemistry; removal of toxic parameters from water; chemical engineering
Prof. Dr. Maria Ochsenkuhn-Petropoulou
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Guest Editor
School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University Athens, Department of Chemical Sciences,Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Iroon Polytechneiou 9, Zographou Campus, 15780 Athens, Greece
Interests: utilization of industrial by-products in laboratory and pilot plant scale; recovery of rare earth elements and in particular of scandium from bauxite residue; speciation of metals and metalloids; preparation and characterization of superconducting powders and coatings; aerosol research in atmosphere; aerosol emissions from car catalysts exhaust and from burning of biomass; quality control of surface water and groundwater using modern analytical techniques
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 12th International Conference on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” (www.ima2021.gr), organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and National Technical University of Athens, provides the opportunity for high-level analytical scientists from all around the world to promote their relevant research.

Following the conference, the journal Applied Sciences will organize a Special Issue, which will publish papers focusing on new concepts, instruments, methods, systems, and applications in the area of modern chemical analysis, and more specifically, in the topic specified below:

  • Spectrometric and electrometric analysis;
  • Chromatographic, mass spectrometric, microscopic and thermal analysis methods;
  • Proteomics, metabolomics, metallomics and elemental speciation analysis;
  • Chemical and biosensors;
  • Field analysis—mobile analytical instruments;
  • Miniaturized analytical systems (lab-on-a-chip), micro- and nanofluidics;
  • Immunoassays, electrophoretic separation techniques;
  • Sampling techniques and strategies;
  • Robotics and automation;
  • Quality control–quality assurance in analysis;
  • Metrology;
  • Data processing and chemometrics;
  • Environmental analysis;
  • Biomedical (ecotoxicological, clinical) and pharmaceutical analysis;
  • Food analysis;
  • Materials analysis (nanomaterials, smart/advanced materials, surface analysis);
  • Archaeometry.

Special sessions focused on aerosol metrology (supported by EU Project AEROMET II), advanced X-ray techniques (supported by the European X-ray Spectrometry Association) and virus spread analytics are organized within the frame of IMA-2021.

Prof. Dr. Manassis Mitrakas
Prof. Dr. Maria Ochsenkuhn-Petropoulou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • food analysis
  • environmental analysis
  • materials analysis
  • biomedical and pharmaceutical analysis
  • novel analytical methods
  • sampling techniques

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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