What does TESLA do?

Check out: Agilent Case Study: University of Aberdeen


Date for your calendar

                           2. - 6. December 2019 TESLA Seminar Mar Lodge


September 2019


Angstone and Daniel passed their PhD-VIVAs (September). Congratulations






Mobilisation of arsenic, selenium and uranium from Carboniferous black shales in west Ireland

Joseph G.T. Armstrong, John Parnell, Liam A.Bullock, Adrian J.Boyce, Magali Perez, Jörg Feldmann

Published in Applied Geochemistry

(The paper highlights the potential mobilisation of toxic elements during fracking…)


Why is NanoSIMS elemental imaging of arsenic in seaweed (Laminaria digitata) important for understanding of arsenic biochemistry in addition of speciation information?

Eleanor Ender, Maria Angels Subirana, A Raab, Eva Krupp, Dirk Schaumlöffel, Jorg Feldmann

Published in JAAS

(MChem project of Eleonor Enders, who finished her MChem-degree in June, Congratulations to her)


August 2019


Matrix-dependent size modifications of iron oxide nanoparticles (Ferumoxytol) spiked into rat blood cells and plasma: Characterisation with TEM, AF4-UV-MALS-ICP-MS/MS and spICP-MS

Kenneth C. Nwokoa, Andrea Raab, Lesley Cheyne, Dana Dawson, Eva Krupp, Jörg Feldmann

Published in Journal of Chromatography B

July 2019


Arsenolipids are not uniformly distributed within two brown macroalgal species Saccharina latissima and Alaria esculenta

Ásta H. Pétursdóttir, Jonathan Blagden, Karl Gunnarsson, Andrea Raab, Dagmar B. Stengel, Jörg Feldmann, Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir

Published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Tracing the natural and anthropogenic influence on the trace elemental chemistry of estuarine macroalgae

Emma Ownsworth, David Selby, Christopher J. Ottley, Emily Unsworth, Andrea Raab, Joerg Feldmann, Adam D.Sproson, Junichiro Kuroda, Camilla Faidutti, Patrick Bücker

Published in Science of The Total Environment

(Camilla worked as a summer student at TESLA and Patrick was here as a Erasmus student)

June 2019


Laili, Zeni Rahmawati from Catalysis and Photocatalysis, Ken and Toon took part in the summer 2019 Graduation ceremony










RC-CNRC has created a new certified reference material for arsenic in baby rice (BARI-1), TESLA was among other participants involved in the certification. Beside total arsenic and arsenic species mercury, cadmium and lead are certified.


Check out the university webpage where Angstone is featured




Cu@Au self-assembled nanoparticles as SERS-active substrates for (bio)molecular sensing

Gema Cabello, Kenneth C. Nwoko, Jose F. Marco, María Sanchez-Arenillas, Ana María Mendez-Torres, Jorg Feldmann, Claudia Yanez, Tim A.D. Smith

Published in Journal of Alloys and Compounds



Determination of methylmercury using liquid chromatography – photochemical vapour generation – atomic fluorescence spectroscopy (LC-PVG-AFS): a simple, green analytical method

Shaun T. Lancaster, Christoph-Cornelius Brombach, Warren T. Corns, Jörg Feldmann and Eva M. Krupp

Published in JAAS


May 2019


Congratulations to Laura for passing here VIVA. “Our Lara has now graduated with a PhD from Stockholm University 17 May 2019. Lara worked on mass balance approaches for organofluorines and especially PFAS (PI Jon Benskin) and was co-supervised by TESLA. Congratulations Lara!”








High-precision isotopic analysis sheds new light on mercury metabolism in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas)

Eduardo Bolea-Fernandez, Ana Rua-Ibarz, Eva M. Krupp, Jörg Feldmann & Frank Vanhaecke

Published in Scientific Reports


Conferences to come:

6th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health (27-30 October 2019) Xi’An, China

International TESLA Seminar, (Mainz - Aberdeen) Mar Lodge , December 2 - 6, 2019

2020 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 12 - 18, 2020, Tucson, Arizona

BNASS 2020, 29th June to 1st July, Manchester UK


Recent publication


Biological sulphur-containing compounds – analytical challenges

Andrea Raab, Joerg Feldmann

Published in Analytica Chimica Acta



Determination of Se and Te in coal at ultra-trace levels by ICP-MS after microwave-induced combustion

Filipe S. Rondan,  Alessandra S. Henn,  Paola A. Mello,  Magali Perez,  Liam A. Bullock,John Parnell,  Joerg Feldmann,  Erico M. M. Flores  and  Marcia F. Mesko

Published in JAAS


Arsenic and cadmium contents in Brazilian rice from different origins can vary more than two orders of magnitude

Lilian Seiko Kato, Elisabete A. de Nadai Fernandes, Andrea Raab, Marcio Arruda Bacchi, Joerg Feldmann

Published in Food Chemistry


Seaweed fertilisation impacts the chemical and isotopic composition of barley: Implications for analyses of archaeological skeletal remains

Magdalena Blanz, Philippa Ascough, Ingrid Mainland, Peter Martin, Mark A. Taggart, Burkart Dieterich, John Wishart, Kerry L. Sayle, Andrea Raab, Jörg Feldmann

Published in Journal of Archaeological Science


A combined chemical imaging approach using (MC) LA-ICP-MS and NIR-HSI to evaluate the diagenetic status of bone material for Sr isotope analysis

Anika Retzmann, Magdalena Blanz, Andreas Zitek, Johanna Irrgeher, Joerg Feldmann, Nicola M. Teschler, Thomas Prohaska

Published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry


Reactive gaseous mercury is generated from chloralkali factories resulting in extreme concentrations of mercury in hair of workers

Abdelkarem A. S. Elgazali, Zuzana Gajdosechova, Zaigham Abbas, Enzo Lombi, Kirk G. Scheckel, Erica Donner, Heidelore Fiedler, Jorg Feldmann, Eva M. Krupp

Published in Scientific Reports