Malvern Panalytical Scientific Award 2023

Our 2023 Scientific Award is now open – and there’s a €5,000 prize for the best entry.
Entries close August 31st – you’ve still got time!

Mining & Energy Instrument 2018 Program Winners

PAS is pleased to acknowledge this year’s winners of the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program, announced recently by Malvern Panalytical.

The Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program allows Masters and Ph.D. students from around the world involved in mining and energy disciplines to submit a research proposal involving spectral mineralogy. Winners receive the opportunity to borrow an ASD TerraSpec® spectrometer at no charge in order to pursue their research endeavours.

This year, we had a number of interesting geologic submissions to choose from. Here are the four selected global 2018 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program winners and their  innovative research topics.


TerraSpec® 4 Winners:

Camilo A. Uribe Mogollon
Earth and Environmental Science Program
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Mexico, US

Title: White mica geochemistry associated with phyllic alteration halos in porphyry systems: Insights from vectoring tool applied to exploration

Andrew Jacobus
Earth and Environmental Science Program
Binghamton University, York, US 
Title: NIR, pXRF, and XRD Spectroscopy of the Utica Shale in The Mohawk Valley of New York: Towards a Stoichiometric Model to Convert Elemental Abundances to Minerology


TerraSpec Halo Winners:

Taran Bradley
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Dakota, US
Title: Detecting the role of pressure and bulk composition on the Al-OH absorption band of white micas: A case study in the Tavşanlı Zone of Turkey

Michael Franke
Applied Geosciences
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Title: PANGAEA Project

We look forward to your results and greatly appreciate the contributions that you are making to spectral science in your geologic fields! Click here to learn more about the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Program.

PAS enthusiastically invites students in Australia and New Zealand to consider entering the 2019 competition, with submissions due in late 2018.  Talk to us about your ideas.

Important news for our ASD customers

ASD & Malvern Panalytical Merge

Customers familiar with ASD’s online resources, webinars and technical background will soon see a complete change as the company’s merge with Malvern Panalytical takes effect

The Malvern Panalytical website will be launching soon; you’ll be able to continue to access ASD products and information.

Bookmarked pages

In keeping with our commitment to valued customer service, your bookmarked pages on the website will map to the corresponding page on our new website.

Support portal

The files, manuals, and information currently found in the support portal of ASD will be located in the ‘Resource’ section of the new website.

New logo

ASD is now represented by the ‘Malvern Panalytical’ logo found below. “ASD” will still be used as a brand name.

ASD’s excellent range of field spectroradiometers won’t change.

PAS is honoured to represent ASD’s world-class field-portable UV/Vis/NIR/SWIR spectroradiometers in Australia/New Zealand, providing important data solutions in:

  • Atmospheric research
  • Forestry, ecology and plant physiology studies
  • Light energy measurements
  • Spectroradiometric calibrations
  • Ingredient testing for dietary supplements and natural products
  • Lipid, protein and fatty acid analysis of grains and food products
  • Analyzing mineral content in soils

PAS offers an extensive range of ASD instruments for remote sensing applications in the field with the FieldSpec® line; for geology, mining and mineral applications with the TerraSpec® line; for materials analysis (food and pharma) applications in the lab environment with the LabSpec® line; and, for quality control and continuous on-line measurement applications with the QualitySpec® line.

NEW: Microsoft® Windows 10 support for ASD software packages includes RS3 Spectral Acquisition (for remote sensing data acquisition and analysis) and IndicoTM Pro Spectral Acquisition (for data acquisition and chemometric analysis) softwares. Additionally, ASD will be shipping field and instrument controllers with Windows 10. Continued enhancements to core instrument spectrometers and other critical components have dramatically improved overall performance, signal, and integration speeds compared to earlier models.

Speak to PAS about its entire range of offerings for portable analysis solutions in your industry.