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Principal Scientist

 at Scientific Solutions

Robert Thomas is the principal scientist of Scientific Solutions, an educational consultancy that serves the needs of the trace metal user community. He has worked in the field of atomic spectroscopy (AS) for more than 50 years. He is the Atomic Perspectives (AP) column editor for Spectroscopy magazine, as well as serving on the editorial advisory board of Technology Networks. Rob has written over one hundred journal publications in addition to authoring 6 textbooks on the fundamental principles and applications of ICP mass spectrometry. His most recent book is Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other AS Techniques. Rob has an advanced degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Wales, UK, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Chartered Chemist (CChem).

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Advances in Food and Beverage Testing 2024
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Advances in Food and Beverage Testing 2024

Explore the latest knowledge on the safety, authenticity and quality of food and beverages, as well as the technology that supports the critical work done to ensure the integrity of the food supply chain.
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Fourth Edition of Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques: A Tutorial for Beginners

Rob Thomas shares some insights about what we can expect from the fourth edition of his book, "Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other AS Techniques: A Tutorial for Beginners".
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Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry: What Factors Are Driving Its Application Landscape?

Download this listicle to learn more about ICP-MS principles of operation, the components of an ICP mass spectrometer and the applications of ICP-MS.

Regulating Heavy Metals in Baby Food: The Challenges of the FDA and Food Manufacturers Being on the Same Page

Speaking in July 2021 at the online symposium, Advances in Food & Beverage Analysis, Rob Thomas, Principal of Scientific Solutions presented his talk on heavy metals in baby food.
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ICP-OES: Almost Fifty Years Young and Still Making a Significant Contribution to Trace Element Analysis

Download this listicle to explore the fundamental principles of ICP-OES, learn how it compares to other major atomic spectroscopy techniques and discover various applications.

Workshop on Heavy Metals in Cannabis by ICP-MS Now Available To View

Twelve months ago, in conjunction with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), I put together a workshop on measuring heavy metal contaminants in cannabis by ICP-MS in Columbia, MD. Read about some of the highlights in this article.