About ISIMS Society

The International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry is a non profit organization with the following purposes:

  1. Promote the use of ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) and ambient pressure gas phase ion-molecule chemistry as an analytical technique.
  2. Promote education on IMS theory and practice.
  3. Provide opportunity for the free exchange of ideas and information on IMS through yearly conferences, poster sessions, vendor exhibits, and publications.
  4. Encourage the spirit of unity and cooperation among Society members to advance the Society's objectives.

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)gmail.com


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.

President Wolfgang Vautz Leibniz Institure for Analytital Sciences (ISAS) & ION-GAS GmbH, Germany
President Elect Maggie Tam Canada Border Services Agency, Canada
Past President Robert Ewing Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Secretary Hilary Bollan MBE United Kindom Ministry of Defence (Retired), UK
Treasurer Tom Limero KBRwyle/NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
Treasurer Brian Clowers

Washington State University, USA

Webmaster Osmo Anttalainen Environics Oy, Finland
Sponsorship Coordinator Herb Hill Washington State University (Emeritus), USA
Sponsorship Coordinator Lourdes Arce University of Cordoba, Spain
Nomination Officer Hartwig Schmidt Rapiscan Systems, USA
Technical program Officer Paul Rauch Chemiring Detection Systems, USA
Journal Editor  Jorg Ingo Baumbach Reutlingen University, Germany
Member at large 1 Brian Hauck Science & Technology Corp., US Army Edgewood Chem Bio Center, USA
Member at large 2 Andreas Walte Airsense Analytics, Germany


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