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Membership is extended to anyone, in particular to all scientists, engineers, management and sales personnel, and university students who are interested in the development and / or application of IMS as an analytical technique or are interested in ambient pressure gas phase ion-molecule chemistry. Membership in the Society is automatically granted to those attending the annual conference. Membership may also be purchased separately for those unable to attend the annual conference by sending an email to isims.society(at)


The policy-making body of the Society is the Board of Directors consisting of Officers and Members-at-large as voting members. The members of the board of directors are listed below.


Maggie Tam    

Canada Border Services Agency, Canada

President Elect    

Hartwig Schmidt  

Rapiscan Systems, USA

Past President  

Wolfgang Vautz  

Leibniz Institure for Analytital Sciences (ISAS) & ION-GAS GmbH, Germany


Brian Hauck

Membership officer

Hilary Bollan MBE    

United Kindom Ministry of Defence (Retired), UK


Tom Limero  

KBRwyle/NASA Johnson Space Center, USA


Brian Clowers    
Washington State University, USA


Osmo Anttalainen    

Olfactomics Oy, Finland

Sponsorship Liaison    

Herb Hill    

Washington State University (Emeritus), USA

Sponsorship Liaison    

Lourdes Arce  

University of Cordoba, Spain

Nomination Officer 

Andreas Walte  

Airsense Analytics GmbH, Germany

Technical program Officer    

Paul Rauch    

Chemiring Detection Systems, USA

Journal Editor     

Jorg Ingo Baumbach    

B&S Analytic, Germany

Member at large 1   

Ching Wu    

Excellims, USA

Member at large 2 

Alex Hill    

Defence Science & Technology Lab, Fort Halstad, UK


Member at large 3

Alexander Bohnhorst

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Member at large 4

Haiyang Li

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China

Ex officio members:

Steve Harden

U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center, USA


Gary Eiceman

New Mexico State University, USA

Paul Thomas

Loughborough University, UK


Dave Atkinson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA


Vince McHugh

U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center, USA


Pierre Pilon

Canada Boarder Services Agency (retired), Canada

Robert Ewing    

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

2019 Conference  Organizer

Stefan Zimmerman

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

If you would like more information on the Society and the annual conference please send an email to isims.society(at)

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