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PANalytical Boulder Announces Winners of 2014 Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program

Students conducting research projects in mining and energy to be awarded a rugged and portable TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer
    BOULDER, CO, March 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- PANalytical Boulder, formerly ASD Inc., developer of high-performance analytical instrumentation and materials analysis solutions, announced today the winners of the 2014 Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program.

Four Ph.D. candidates in relevant fields of study have been granted the temporary use of a TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer and The Spectral Geologist (TSG ) Pro mineral analysis software. Additionally, recipients are entitled to a single $500 travel stipend to attend a one-day feasibility and modeling training session at PANalytical Boulder's headquarters in Boulder, Colo. (USA).

The TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer uses flexible, near-infrared spectroscopy to measure a wide variety of samples, offering better visibility for students conducting mineral analysis as part of their mining, energy or geothermal research. The TSG software uses the high- quality spectral data captured using the TerraSpec 4 to easily sort and analyze mineral data.

Each student winner was selected based on the creative application of the TerraSpec 4's capabilities to their research projects. Recipients of the TerraSpec 4 and their research topics within mining and energy include:

Somayeh Hosseininejad, Ph.D. candidate
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Proposal title: 'Integrated mineralogy, geochemistry and sedimentation, second white speckled shale, western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan, Canada'

Jacob Longridge, Ph.D. candidate
Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London, UK
Proposal title: 'Investigations and clay mineral quantification in porphyry to epithermal transition'

Volker Möller, Ph.D. candidate
Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Proposal title: 'The nature and origin of the Nechalacho Rare Metal Deposit'

Darina Štyriaková, Ph.D. candidate
Institute of Geotechnics SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Proposal title: 'Rocks and minerals weathering by indigenous heterotrophic bacteria in nature'

"We are excited to award these four winners with our high-performance analytical instrumentation, which will help drive innovative student research in the mining community" said Chris Sherry, geologist and senior mining market manager at PANalytical Boulder. "We hope our program will continue to grow as students seek out our instrumentation to help facilitate advancements in the mining community."

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About PANalytical
PANalytical Boulder, formerly ASD Inc., is the global leader in high-performance analytical instrumentation solutions, solving some of the most challenging real-world materials measurement problems. PANalytical's ASD spectrometers -- unparalleled in providing laboratory-grade results in the field or on-site -- are the instruments of choice for remote sensing, environmental sciences, agricultural, mining, pharmaceutical and pulp and paper industry applications, where results drive paradigm-changing insights, efficiency and profit.

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PANalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology.

During the last decade PANalytical has added a variety of other analysis techniques to their product portfolio. Optical emission spectrometry (OBLF GmbH, Germany), pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (Sodern, France) and near-infrared (ASD Inc.) capabilities together with XRD and XRF can provide customers with tailor-made analytical solutions for the characterization of a wide range of products such as cement, metals, nanomaterials, polymers and many more.

PANalytical's headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, Brazil, and the Netherlands. PANalytical's research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes) and in Boulder, USA (development and production of near-infrared instruments). PANalytical is active in all but a few countries of the world. This worldwide sales and service network ensures unrivalled levels of customer support.
The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

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PANalytical is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.

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