20 March 2018

Maggie Loubser

Maggi Loubser

GeoMag GeoChem, South Africa

Over a career spanning almost thirty years Loubser presented numerous papers at international conferences and national symposia, served on the executive of the South African Spectroscopic Society, been a speaker at many international XRF and representative sampling short courses, as well as been on the organizing committee for CSIXXXIII and Geoanalysis 2009.

In April 2016 GeoMag GeoChem was created to provide her with the opportunity to do what she likes best, teaching, technical support in various industries and undertaking projects that can make the world a better place, without being limited by corporate structures.

She supports the mining and manufacturing industry in the training of chemists and calibration of WD and EDXRF spectrometers, assists in method development, do gap identification audits and walks the journey with a laboratory to address those.  She does a lot of work on handheld spectrometers, setting up custom calibrations for clients in mining and manufacturing, acting as occasional crash test dummy for the software developers and together with Yale and the Getty Conservation institute, try to introduce portable XRF as benchmark technique for art and conservation in Africa.  This gives her the opportunity to play with anything from shipwreck treasures to paintings from the old masters and heritage sculptures.

The title of Loubser's seminar is: "PORTABLE XRF – THE SILVER BULLET OR FOOLS GOLD?"