Maryam Aghaei

Post-doc Fellow FWO

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About Maryam Aghaei

FWO research project (2):

Modelling and experimental validation of a flowing atmospheric pressure afterglow source used for ambient ionization mass spectrometry

FWO research project (1):  

Sample introduction in inductively coupled plasmas: A better insight through computer modeling

PhD Thesis:  

Computational study of an Inductively Coupled Plasma at atmospheric pressure  
with the presence of a Mass Spectrometer interface (ICPMS)

Research stays:  

- Prof Kay Niemax's group, ISAS, Dortmund, Germany, June 2011

- Prof Gary Hieftje's group, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, January 2012

- Prof Detlef Günther's group, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2013

- Prof Detlef Günther's group, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, Fabruary 2017

Invited talks and interviews

  • “ICPMS: optimization through computations”, Symposium of the Atomic Spectroscopy working group of the section Analytical Chemistry, Dutch Royal Society of Chemistry, May 30, 2013, Deventer, The Netherlands.
  • “Gas flow dynamics in ICPMS: Description, explanation and optimization”, SCIX 2013, September-October, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
  • “Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of ICP-OES and ICP-MS”, a web seminar hosted by “SPECTROSCOPY”, January 29, 2014, U.S.A.
  •  “Modeling of an ICP connected to a mass spectrometer, from the underlying mechanisms to analytical optimization”, keynote lecture, 6th Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Chemistry, May 19-22, 2015, Xiamen, China.
  • “Particle transport in the ICP torch: a closer look through computations”, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry", January 11-16, 2016, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • “What modeling reveals about the properties of an inductively coupled plasma”, an invited interview in SPECTROSCOPY 31 (1), 52-59, January 2016, U.S.A.
  • “Computational study of analyte transport trough an ICP torch”, 10th International Conference on Plasma Assisted Technologies, March 7-10, 2016, Cancun, Mexico.
  • “Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry:  what can we learn from modeling?”, High Tech Plasma Processing conference, July 3-7, 2016, Munich, Germany.
  • “Particle transport through an ICP torch: what can we learn from modeling?”, Keynote lecture, Beijing conference and exhibition on instrumental analysis, October 9-12, 2017, Beijing, China.

Statute & functions

Bijzonder academisch personeel
  • post-doc navorser FWO 1 hern.


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