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Antonio Montoro Bustos (Assoc)

Analytical Chemist

Dr. Antonio R. Montoro Bustos, an analytical chemist, received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and his international doctorate degree in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Oviedo, Spain. He is presently a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Montoro’s current research efforts are focused on the application of single particle ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry), for the characterization of nanomaterials at environmentally relevant concentrations, including the validation of the technique against HR-SEM, the evaluation of the role of different coatings on the stability of nanoparticles and the study of the matrix effects on the spICP-MS analytical performances. As an analytical chemist, Antonio has extensive experience in synthesis, solubilization and functionalization of different types of nanoparticles, development of immunoassays, organization of interlaboratory and multidisciplinary projects and in the coupling of different separation techniques such as SEC, AF4, LC to ICP-MS detection for the quantification of a wide range of biomolecules.

Professional Awards and Recognition

  • Guest Editor of a Research Topic on Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanoclusters in Frontiers in Chemistry, 2021.

  • MML Service in Professional Organizations Accolade, 2021.

  • MML Postdoctoral Fellow Accolade for outstanding achievement in the advancement of the multi-technique and multi-disciplinary characterization of engineered nanomaterials, 2018.

  • Co-organizer of the Measurements and Methods in Environmental Nanotechnology Symposium at the 254th ACS, 2017.

  • Guest Editor of a Topical Collection on spICP-MS Advances in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Journal, 2016.
  • Poster Award European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, 2015
  • Poster Award Spanish Analytical Chemical Society, 2007

Membership and Professional Activities

  • Member of ISO TC 229 International Standards for Nanotechnology WG 2

  • ASTM International Committee E56 on Nanotechnology

  • Spanish Analytical Chemical Society

  • Spanish Mass Spectrometry Society

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Latest Publications (NIST)

Other Publications

Selected Publications

Quantification of carbon nanotubes in environmental matrices: Current capabilities, case studies, and future improvements

Elijah J. Petersen, D. X. Flores-Cervantes, Thomas Bucheli, Lindsay C. Elliott, Jeffrey A. Fagan, Alexander Gogos, Shannon Hanna, Antonio R. Montoro Bustos, Desiree L. Plata, Vytautas Reipa, Paul Westerhoff, Michael R. Winchester, Elisabeth Mansfield
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have numerous exciting potential applications approaching commercialization. As such, quantitative measurements of CNTs in key


Created October 1, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022