Joanna Szpunar graduated from the Technical University of Warsaw (Poland), received her PhD and DSc (habilitation) from the University of Warsaw (Poland) and was nominated a professor in 2007. Since 1997 she has been working at the Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physico-Chemistry for Environment and Materials (IPREM) (formerly the Laboratory of Bioinorganic Analytical and Environmental Chemistry) of the French National Scientific Council (CNRS) laboratory in Pau, France. Her research interests concern bioinorganic speciation analysis and mass spectrometry based hyphenated techniques for metallomics. She is an author or co-author of a book and more than 150 articles in international journals (H-factor 60) and more than 40 plenary and invited lectures at international meetings. Joanna Szpunar is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a member of the Advisory Boards of Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Metallomics and Separations and serves as a reviewer for many international analytical chemistry journals. She is a laureate of the 2017 European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry.