On behalf of the Local Committee, we would like to invite you to attend SIMS Europe 2018, which takes place in Münster from September 16 to 18, 2018. Again, the conference will offer the well-established combination of cutting edge plenary and parallel oral sessions as well as poster presentations on current developments and short courses covering basics and special aspects of SIMS.


The last two years have been very sad years for the SIMS community with the deaths of the SIMS pioneers Alfred Benninghoven, David Briggs, Drew Evans and Klaus Wittmaack. We therefore particularly encourage contributions discussing future aspects of SIMS based on the longstanding history of the technique. Further, this year’s conference will focus on ultra-high resolution imaging, both elemental and organic, MS/MS applications, display technologies and electro-mobility. As before, the conference will also be a very suited environment for the presentation and discussion of any other topic.


If there is interest in the community, we will organize a special session on metrology and standardisation giving also the opportunity for project dissemination.


We look forward to an exciting SIMS Europe 2018 conference and to seeing you in Münster!



Uwe Karst

Chair of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

University of Münster


Birgit Hagenhoff

Tascon GmbH, Director