“Unfortunately, the PIMMS programme is soon coming to an end, with many ESRs leaving the network by the end of 2015, Chris reflects and continues: “Through the dedication of all involved in PIMMS, from the supervisors and ESRs through to project partners, the programme has resulted in a coherent, integrated network of analytical scientists developing and exploiting PTR-MS technology. This has resulted in PIMMS being highly recommended by the EU.”
Although PIMMS ends in 2015, we have been successful in obtaining further EU funding for a new ITN entitled “Ion-Molecule Processes for Analytical Chemistry Technologies” or simply IMPACT. Chris Mayhew is again the coordinator and his goal is to make it another success story: “The idea is to continue the legacy of PIMMS, with the aim to bring cohesion to the fragmented soft chemical ionisation mass spectrometry research and development activities within the EU. IMPACT will train 10 ESRs within an integrated partnership of commercial, governmental and academic organisations.”
We from IONICON will again be part of this training network and look forward to working with Chris, our partners and 10 talented ESRs to join us in our mission to provide ultra-sensitive solutions for real-time trace gas analysis.