is Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Ghent University, Belgium.  He leads the 'Atomic & Mass Spectrometry A&MS' research group that studies fundamentally-oriented aspects of ICP-MS and develops methods for solving challenging problems in an interdisciplinary context. Specific topics are the direct analysis of solid materials by means of LA-ICP-MS, HPLC-ICP-MS speciation strategies for pharmaceutical applications and isotopic analysis using MC-ICP-MS. Frank is (co-)author of ~300 journal papers. In 2011 he received a "European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry".