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PANalytical Boulder Invites Remote Sensing Graduate Students to Apply to the 2015 'Goetz Instrument Support Program'

Students will be awarded advanced spectroradiometers to enhance novel and unconventional research projects.
    BOULDER, CO, April 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- PANalytical Boulder, the global leader in high-performance NIR analytical instrumentation and material analysis solutions, is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program.

"This year's Goetz supported research winners are currently pursuing technically innovative research projects for a range of applications," said Dr. Brian Curtiss, CTO of PANalytical Boulder. "Each year, the Goetz program receives worldwide submissions from student researchers eager to use NIR instrumentation to develop their unique projects. This year we expect to see topics that expand traditional applications within remote sensing."

Selected students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree with innovating research proposals will be awarded a FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer or a FieldSpec HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer for a specified period of time. Both instruments are known for outstanding performance and portability. The spectroradiometers can be used by the students for a wide range of field research applications such as image interpretation, ground truthing, materials classification and ecological impact analyses.

Applicants to the Goetz Instrument Program must be attending an accredited college or university in any country where Carnet documentation for shipments is accepted. Each recipient is eligible for up to $500 to cover the cost of publication fees (if the resulting paper is accepted for publication in a scientific journal) and/or travel assistance for the presentation of an accepted abstract at a relevant scientific conference. The program organizers also request the participants provide PANalytical Boulder with a short summary of their research and results, which will be shared to help promote the program.

Proposals for the 2015 program are due Oct. 15, 2014. Proposals do not need to be of immediate practical application or have a guarantee of success. Priority will be given to proposals that creatively bridge multiple disciplines. An interdisciplinary review committee will carefully assess each submission to make final selections. Accepted students will be announced in December 2014.

Additional information about the Goetz Instrument Support Program and proposal guidelines are available on the Goetz Instrument Program page at http://www.asdi.com.

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.

Visit http://www.asdi.com for more information about PANalytical Boulder.

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.

Visit http://www.panalytical.com for more information about our activities.

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

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