Roland W. Frei Award

The Roland W. Frei Award was founded in 2003.

The Roland Frei Award is given for the best poster at conferences (co)organized by the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (IAEAC). The judgment is made by an independent committee appointed by the organizers of the respective meeting and should, when possible, include a member of the Extended Executive Committee of IAEAC. The choice of the awardee, who is the author of the poster awarded, should be based on the scientific value of the work as well as on the quality of the presentation and preferably go to young scientists in research and academia.

Winners of the “Roland W. Frei” Poster Award

XII LASEAC - Latin American Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry - April 25-27, 2017, Manizalles, ColombiaJina Martínez Lara, Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia “Caracterización y evaluación de absorbentes de fibra de vidrio-poli(etileno-co-vinilacetato) para la determinación de plaguicidas en aguas superficiales”
9th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment

15th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides

October 4-7 2016 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Dr. Gerardo Alvarez
LIDSA,University of Santiago de Compostela,Spain
Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
«Engineering bacteriophage for the ultrasensitive detection of foodborne and animal pathogens»
ISEAC39 – International Conference on Environmental & Food Monitoring
July 19-22, 2016, Hamburg, Germany
Mr. Troy Hinkley
Nugen Research Group
Cornell University, USA
«Engineering bacteriophage for the ultrasensitive detection of foodborne and animal pathogens»
BBMEC – 11th Workshop on Biosensor & Bioanalytical Microtechniques in Environmental, Food & Chemical Analysis, 
September 26 – 30 2015, Regensburg, GermanyMrs Monika Dubiak-Szepietowska
Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany
«3D environment for live cell-based biosensor»

M.Sc Nahla AbdelShafi
BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung), Berlin, Germany
«Electrochemical Immunosensor for Drug Monitoring»
Institution Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador
« Detección de cadmio y plomo en leche de vaca comercializada en la Ciudad de Guayaquil, Ecuador»
8th European Conference in Pesticides and related organic micropollutants in the environment and
14th Symposium on Chemistry and fate of modern pesticides
September 18-21, 2014
Ioannina, Grèce
Mrs Céline Guillemain
IRSTEA- National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, Lyon-Villeurbanne, France
« Comparison of the performances of Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE) coupled to GC-MS-MS and UHPLC-MS-MS for the Analysis of Pesticides in Freshwater»
THE BNASS / TraceSpec Tandem Conference – TraceSpec 14
August 31 – September 4, 2014
Aberdeen, Scottland
Dr Anna Santoro
School of Chemistry, Bangor University
Bangor, LL57 2UW, United Kingdom
« XANES and EXAFS characterisation of coprecipitated
Mg, Al and As(V) layered double hydroxides (LDHs): Effect of pH and aging time »
38th International Symposium on
Environmental Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC-38)
June 17-20, 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Hana Docekalova
Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
« Prediction of bioavailability of metals to plants: Comparison between chemical extractions, diffusive gradient in thin films technique measurement and soil grown plants »
38th International Symposium on
Environmental Analytical Chemistry
(ISEAC-38), including a Conference in Food Safety
June 17-20, 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland
Mrs. Nadine Feichtmeier
University of Ulm, Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Ulm, Germany
« Application of solid sampling high-resulution-continuum source atomic absorption spectrometry for the detection of silver nanoparticles in food samples »
29th Montreux Symposium on LC/MS
November 7-9, 2012
Montreux, Switzerland
Mr. Robert-Jan Raterink
Leiden University, Netherlands Metabolomics Centre, Div. Analytical BioSciences, Leiden, The Netherlands
« 3-Phase Electroextraction : A Novel (online) Sample Preparation Method for Bioanalysis »
13th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides
October 7-10, 2012
Porto, Portugal
Takamitsu Otake
National Metrology Institute of Japan
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Tsukuba, Japan
« Development of Food Certified Reference Materials for Quantification of Pesticide Residues »
37th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC-37)
May 22-25, 2012
Antwerp, Belgium
Mrs. Michaela Gregusova
Institute of Analytical Chemistry AS CR
Brno, Czech Republic
«New modification of diffusive gradient in
thin film technique (DGT) for the determination of metals in sediments»

Dr. Dmitry Kirsanov
Chemistry Department
St. Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, Russia
« Potentiometric thin-film sensor array for analysis of heavy metals in waste water »
10th Workshop on Biosensor and Bioanalytical Microtechniques in Environmental and Clinical analysis (bbmec 2011)
June 19-22, 2011
Weimar, Germany
Mrs. Makiko Maruyama
Walter Schottky Institute, E24
Technische Universität München
Garching, Gemany
« Label-free detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the p53 gene with an electrically switchable PNA bio-interface »
13th Workshop on Progress in Analytical Methodologies in Trace Metal Speciation (TraceSpec 2011)
May 16-18, 2011
Pau, France
Mrs. Raquel Larios
Unidad de Espectroscopia,
Div. de Quimica, Depto de Tecnologia
Madrid, Spain
« Arsenic contamination and speciation in stream waters from three abandoned cinnabar mines »
9th Latin American Symposium on Environmental and Sanitary Analytical Chemistry (RACAL)
April 17-20, 2011
Salvador, Brazil
Mrs. Carolina Lourencetti
Mestrado em Recursos Hídricos - UFMT, Cuiabá, Brasil
"Distribuição de pesticidas em água de chuva em dois pólos agrícolas de Mato Grosso, Brasil"
27th LC/MS Montreux Symposium
November 10–13, 2010
Montreux, Switzerland
Nathanaël Delmotte
ETH Zürich, Institute of Microbiology
Zürich, Switzerland
"Metabolome Analysis Using Nano-Scale Ion-Pair Reversed-Phase HPLC and High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry"
36th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC 36)
October 5-9, 2010
Rome, Italy
Mrs. Jana Aufartovà
Dept. of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Hradec Králové (Czech Republic)
"Comparison of different capillary comlumns in the optimization of in-tube SPME extraction of endocrine disruptors in environmental liquid samples"
12th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides
September 8-10, 2010
Matera, Italy
Eleftherios Touloupakis
CNR, Institute of Crystallography, Dept. of Agrofood & Molecular Design
Rome, Italy
"New Plateform of Biosensors for Pesticide Prescreening"
4th International Symposium on Recent
Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA)
November 4–6, 2009
Prague, Czech Republic
Mrs. Judith Kouassi-Nzoughet
Queen's University of Belfast, School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Agri Food and Land Use, Belfast, UK
“Proteomic Identifi-cation of Azaspiracid Toxin Biomarkers in blue mussels Mytilus edulis”
12th Workshop on Progress in Analytical Methodologies for Trace Metal Speciation (TRACESPEC)
September 15–18, 2009
Mainz, Germany
Mrs. Elzbieta Lipiec
Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique Bio-
Inorganique et
Environnement, CNRS Pau, France
"Analytical Approaches to Selenium Speciation in Eggs"
9th Workshop on Biosensors and Bioanalytical µ–Techniques in Environmental and Clinical Analysis
June 14–17, 2009
Montreal, Canada
Mr. John Connelly
Cornell University, USA
“Investigation of Electrochemical Micro-fluidic Biosensors for ultrasensitive detection”
Mr. David Troïani
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
“Ultrasound Contrast Agents based on Moleculary Imprinted Hydrogel Sensors“
8th Latinamerican Congress on Environmental Analytical and Sanitary Chemistry
February 16–20, 2009
San José City, Costa Rica
Mr. Fernando Gonzales Illan
University of Puerto Rico, Dept. of Chemistry, San José, Puerto Rico
“A novel methodology to determine the presence of ß-N-methylamino-L alanine neurotoxin in natural waters”
25th LC/MS Montreux Symposium (Silver edition)
November 10–14, 2008
Montreux, Switzerland
Mrs. Magdalena Biesaga
University of Warsaw, Dept of Chemistry, Warsaw, Poland
“Historical and Archaeological Textiles: An Insight on Degradation Products of Woolen Yarns”
11th Symposium on Chemistry Fate of Modern Pesticides
October 22–25, 2008
Marseille, France
Mrs. María José Gómez Ramos
Pesticide Residues Research Group,
University of Almería, Spain
“A new gas chromato-graphy/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for the analysis of target and non- target contaminants in waters”
35th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry (ISEAC 35)
June 22-26, 2008
Gdańsk, Poland
Mrs. Agnieszka Krata
Micro and Trace Analysis Centre,
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Belgium
“Monitoring of Inorganic Gaseous Pollutants in the Region of the Black Triangle”
3rd International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA)
November 6-9, 2007
Prague, Czech Republic
Mr. Niki Maragou
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, University of Athens, Greece
“Direct determination of estrogenic compounds in beer by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry”
4th Asian-Pacific International Conference on Pollutants’ Analysis & Control (APICPAC 4)
Bejing, P.R. China
October 10–14, 2007
Mr. Yan Li
College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, P.R.China
“Responses of Gluthatione and Associated Antioxidative Enzymes to Mercury Stress in Scenedesmus quadri-cauda”
8th Workshop on Biosensors and Bioanalytical μ-Techniques in Environmental and Clinical Analysis
October 3–6, 2007
Goa, India
Ayesha Chaudary
School of Biosciences and Bioengineering
IIT Bombay; Powai, India
"Glucose monitoring with nanoengineered fluorescent biosensors. Using glucose binding sensing elements"
11th Workshop on Progress in Analytical Methodologies for Trace Metal Spéciation (CHEMSPEC)
September 4-7, 2007
Münster, Germany
Mrs. Yvonne Scheller
Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Institute of Applied Structure & Microana-lysis, Mainz, Germany
“Detection of Ni–Species and Co–Species in single living plant cells with high lateral resolution”
10th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides
November 26–29, 2006
Almeria, Spain
Mrs. María Fernández Alvarez
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Photochemical studies of Pyrethroid Insecticides based on photo-SPME”
23rd LC-MS Montreux Symposium
November 8-10, 2006
Montreux, Switzerland
Mr. Gerardo R. Marchesini
RIKILT, Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen, Netherlands
“Coupling biosensor screening with nanl LC ToF MS”
12th Symposium on Sample Handling for Environmental and Biological Analysis
October 18–20, 2006
Zaragoza, Spain
L. Vidal, E. Psillakis,
C. Domini, N.Grane, F.Marken, A.Canalis
“Multivariate optimization of headspace ionic liquid single drop microextraction of chlorobenzens form water samples”
VII Symposium of Environmental and Sanitary Analytical Chemistry
III Workshop in Environmental
October 2–7 2006
Medellin, Colombia
Mr. Manuel Alejandro Méndez Agudelo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
Authors :
Manuel A. Méndez, Maria T. Cortés, Giovanni A. Juzga, Marco F. Suárez
"Estudio del proceso de oxidación de Bisfenol A en presencia de metanol sobre el electrodo policristalino de platino"
7th Workshop on Biosensors and Bioanalytical Micro-techniques in Environmental and Clinical Chemistry
September 10-14, 2006 Kusadasi, Turkey
Mr. Onur Dumanli, Ondokuz University, Samsum, Turkey
“Activation of glassy Carbon Eletrodes by Photocatalytic degradation”
34th International Symposium on
Environmental Analytical
Chemistry (ISEAC34)
June 4–8, 2006
Hamburg, Germany
Ursula E.A. Fittschen, José A.C. Broekaert, Gerald Falkenberg, Stephan Förster, Stephan Hauschild, Gerhard Lammel, Florian Meirer, Giancarlo Pepponi, Christina Streli,
Peter Wobrauschek
Institute for Inorganic and Applied Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
„Elemental analysis of aerosols with SR-TXRF: direct calibration with pico-droplets generated by ink-jet printers“
2nd International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
November 2–4
Prague, Czech Republic
Mrs. Zdenka Brenn–Struckhofova
University of Vienna, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry, Vienna, Austria
“Determination of Bisphenol A in Wine Samples by Sol–Gel Immunoaffinity Chromatography, HPLC and Fluorescence Detection”
10th Workshop on Progress in Analytical Methodologies in Trace Metal Speciation
April 6-9, 2005
Mrs. Jacynthe Dessureault-Rompré
Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, ETHZ, Zürich, Switzerland
“Influence of root organic exudates on metal species in soil solution”
21st LC/MS Montreux Symposium
November 10-12, 2004
Montreux, Switzerland
Mrs. Bettina Seiwert
University of Twente Enschede, Netherland
“LC/EC/MS Analysis of Isocyanates Ferrocenoyl Pizerazide Derivatives”
6th Workshop on Biosensors and BioAnalytical µ-Techniques in Environmental and Clinical Analysis
October 8-12, 2004
Rome, Italy
Mr. Claudio Guidotti
University of Florence, Italy
“Characerization of thethered Bilayers on Gold Electrodes as models of biomimetic Membranes”
9th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides
August 16–19, 2004
Vail/CO, USA
No award has been given
Enviroanalysis 2004/ ISEAC 33
May 17-21, 2004
Toronto, Canada
Mrs. Ivelisse Torres
University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
“Methodology for the Analysis of EDCs in Seawater Samples using SPME and GC-MS"
11th Symposium on Sample Handling for Einvironmental and Biological Analysis
April 18-21, 2004
Baiona, Spain
Mr. Jacobo Iglesias
University of Santiago de Compostela,
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Evaluation of two Derivatization Approaches for Gas Chromatographic Mass Spectrometry Determi-nation of Brominated Phenols and Bisphenolic Compounds in Water Samples”
2nd Asian Pacific Intern. Conference on Pollutants Analysis and Control
December 1-3, 2003
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Mr. In Monirith
Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan
“Contamination by Organochlorine Compounds in Fishes and Green Mussels from Cambodia”
First International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis
November 5-7, 2003
Prague, Czech Republic
Mrs. Michele Del Carlo
University of Teramo
Dept. of Food Sciences Teramo, Italy
"Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors Detection in Food-Chemically modified electrode (CME) VS Biosensor Performance"