About SEADM S.L.
Sociedad Europea de Análisis Diferencial de Movilidad SL (SEADM) is a Spanish SME founded in February 2005 with the aim of developing a new generation of analytical instruments able to detect trace elements at the subfemtogram level, both in the atmosphere or within the body fluids, based on the know-how of its technical consultant and co-founder Juan Fernandez de la Mora, Yale University professor.
SEADM technology is based on the integration of commercial mass spectroscopy and two areas of proprietary know-how:
- Differential Mobility Analysis (DMA). Seadm develops Differential Mobility Analyzer (DMA) tailored to replacement of LC equipments, showing excellent characteristics of MS integration, speed, sensitivity and resolution.
- An ion source for ionisation of vapors, based on the Electrospray ionization (ESI). The ion source, or electrospray ionizer, readily interfaces with the Differential Mobility Analyzer (DMA), and allows on-line analysis of vapours, for DMA-MS applications.
The company holds 11 patents in the area, and has the exclusive world-wide licence for 2 patents on mobility analysis property of Yale University (USA), and sublicensed by the US company NanoEngineering.
About ETH Zürich
ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.
Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has more than 18,500 students from over 110 countries, including 4,000 doctoral students. To researchers, it offers an inspiring working environment, to students, a comprehensive education.
Twenty-one Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the university.
About Key Personnel
Pablo Martinez-Lozano Sinues
Dr. Pablo Martinez-Lozano Sinues is the coordinator of this project and scientific person in charge at the ETH. Dr. Sinues graduated in Chemistry at the University of Murcia and earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University Carlos III of Madrid.
He has been postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and the Italian National Research Council. In 2011 he was appointed senior scientist/lecturer at ETH Zurich. His research interests include the mass spectrometric analysis of trace gases for various interdisciplinary applications.
CBC studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Valladolid (Spain). Since 2011, he has worked at SEADM S.L. on the development of a novel concept of ion mobility spectrometry, with emphasis on the understanding of the ion optics within the device. CBC is currently preparing his PhD dissertation at the University of Valladolid.
Throughout this collaborative project between SEADM and ETH Zürich, he joined the group of Dr. Pablo M-L Sinues at the Zenobi Laboratory ETH-Zürich in 2014. His main goal is the in-depth numerical modeling and development of new instrumentation for the analysis of vapor species.
Dr. GVM is an aeronautical engineer (Polytechnic University of Madrid). He worked in EADS as an aerodynamicist and in Indra Systems on the optimization of Electronic Warfare Systems. He joined the group of Prof. Fernandez de la Mora (Mechanical Engineering, Yale University) for one year (2008) and has led the R&D team at SEADM S.L. since 2009.
Throughout this collaborative project between SEADM and ETH Zürich, he joined the group of Dr. Pablo M-L Sinues at the Zenobi Laboratory ETH-Zürich in 2014. His main goal is the optimization of a new concept of a low flow electrospray-based ionizer that he patented as R&D leader at SEADM.
Ross David McCulloch
Dr. Ross David McCulloch is a Canadian researcher specializing in the development and characterization of new ionization technologies. He received both his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo before completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 2013.
His research interests focus on the advancement of atmospheric pressure photoionization (APPI) instrumentation and methods for mass spectrometric applications. As a recipient of the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnership and Pathways (IAPP) fellowship, he has joined SEADM in January 2014.