Dr. Daniel Milligan presented work that moves the Voice200ultra towards a single-instrument environmental solution by using negative ions to detect ozone.


Daniel Milligan Syft Technologies Director - Engineering and Development

Dr. Daniel Milligan

BSc(Hons), PhD


Director - Engineering and Development

Daniel started his career as a kineticist; his PhD was studying ion-molecule chemistry and SIFT-MS with Professor McEwan, after which he did a post-doctoral fellowship at CalTech/NASA/JPL in Pasadena, California. He returned to SIFT-MS and Syft via a University of Canterbury postdoctoral fellowship in 2003.

Daniel’s interests have always centered around instrumentation and he now heads the Development and Engineering efforts of Syft. His path to this role has not always been direct however going by way of applications development, support, and a stint as VP Technology for Syft in Cleveland, Ohio.

Last week at Pittcon saw the debut technical presentations of applications that utilize the enhanced capabilities of negative ion SIFT-MS. These superior capabilities are provided by the revolutionary new Syft Dual-Polarity Ion Source. Adding negative ions to SIFT-MS not only extends the range of detectable compounds, but it further enhances the great selectivity of SIFT-MS for compounds already effectively detected at ultra-trace concentrations using positive ions.

Dr. Daniel Milligan presented work that moves the Voice200ultra towards a single-instrument environmental solution by using negative ions to detect ozone, SO2, SO3, and CO2. Single-instrument analytical solutions have significant advantages over multiple-technique approaches because the sampling of one analyzer can often affect that of another or may require significantly different conditions. Using one analyzer also simplifies calibration and all compounds are measured on the same timeline.

In total, Dr. Milligan presented two posters and gave two oral presentations:

  • SIFT-MS: A complete solution for analysis of ambient air {Poster}
  • SIFT-MS: A One-Stop analytical tool for detection of fumigation chemicals {Poster}
  • Enhanced real-time gas analysis with SIFT-MS using negative reagent ions {Oral}
  • Real-time, selective analysis of air and specialty gases: SIFT-MS {Oral}.

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