IPMI Sampling & Analytical

Summer Seminar 2021

June 8th, 2021 - Orlando, Florida

Come join us in sunny Florida for a day filled with informative presentations, lively discussion and great networking!

Hotel Details

The Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort

One Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, Florida



Speaker Agenda and Timeline


8:00 am ​Continental Breakfast

​Session A: SAC Updates

8:30 – 9:15 am

Sampling & Analytical Committee Updates and Future Plans

Algis Naujokas, Committee Chair


​“IPMI SAC Round Robin Exercise #16: Interlaboratory Comparisons of Palladium and Platinum Spent Catalyst”

Algis Naujokas, Committee Chair


Session B: Innovations and Optimization

9:30 - 11:00 am

“Geoforensic Passport – a Scientific Tool to Confirm the Origin of Doré”

Dr Jonathan Jodry, Head of Laboratories & New Business Development, Metalor Technologies SA


“ISO TC 174 – ISO Standards for the Precious Metals Industry”

Dr Jonathan Jodry, Head of Laboratories & New Business Development, Metalor Technologies SA

“Optimization of Standardless XRF Analyses of Precious Metals using Empirical Data”

Tim Zembryski, Chemist, Sabin Metal Corp



Session C: Instruments and Analysis: Advances in Methods and Instrumentation

11:15 – 1:45 pm


“Precious Group Metals Analysis using a Newly Designed Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy System Resulting in Improved Accuracy and Precision.”

Paul Krampitz, Applications Scientist – Agilent


12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH

​​​“PhotonAssay for rapid, non-destructive analysis of gold and silver”

Dr James Tickner, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Chrysos Corporation and the inventor of PhotonAssay

​​ Session D: Auto Catalyst Overview: Sampling and analysis

2:00 – 3:30 pm

“Sodium peroxide fusions: applications for sample preparation with a focus on catalysts and the rarer platinum metals”

Lou Britton, Chemist, Auris Noble LLC


“Presentation of Data from a Cordierite Autocatalyst Proficiency Testing Exercise”

Presenter TBD, Bureau Veritas


“Ask the Experts: Autocatalyst Sampling and Analysis Panel Discussion.”

Content experts from Ledoux and Co., Umicore, PGM of Texas and more to be announced.


Tuesday, June 8th

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Stick around Wednesday and Thursday for more interesting and engaging IPMI seminars!

Wednesday - Autocatalyst Seminar hosted by the IPMI Platinum Group Metal Refiner Committee (PGMRC)


Thursday - IPMI Security and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar hosted by the IPMI SECAM group


Wednesday and Thursday