Arsenic award

Jörg Feldmann of the University of Aberdeen, who heads the University's Trace Element Speciation Laboratory (TESLA) , is this year's recipient of the 2015 European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry given for continued important contributions in the field. Feldmann's work focuses on developing analytical methods to help ensure that arsenic contamination of rice and rice-based products is kept below the safety threshold. The approach developed by Feldmann and TESLA is set to be incorporated into European food safety law.