Anna Gubal

Junior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chem.)

Mail address: 198504, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Peterhof, Universitetsky pr, 26, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry
Laboratory №:
 3095, 3096
Phone: +79523646518
ResearcherID H-2877-2013
AuthorID 54891976300
SPIN 79273379,
ORCID 0000-0003-3790-7311

Scientific-and-educational group:
methods of mass-spectral analysis

Area of research:
mass spectrometry, chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, atomic spectrometry, “e-nose”, multisensor systems, metallomics and metabolomics

Scientific achievements:
Development of the pulsed glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometry with combined hollow cathode ion source.
Methodological work in direct elemental and isotopic analysis of solid dielectric materials with pulsed glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
Participant of «Analytical Glow Discharge Network» (Marie Curie Actions, European Union), 2007-2011.

Main results of applied work:
Participation in the development of the Lumas-30 glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometer

Educational job:

  • Teaching courses:
    “Chemistry” (bachelor’s program “Geology”, 1 year)
    “Analytical chemistry” (bachelor’s program “Soil sciences”, 1 year)
  • Scientific supervision and co-supervision of 1 bachelor


  1. Ganeev A., Gubal A., Korotetski B., Bogdanova O., Burakov B., Titova A., Solovyev N., Ivanenko N., Drobyshev E., Iakovleva E., Sillanpää M. 2017. Direct isotope analysis of Chernobyl microparticles using time-of-flight mass spectrometry with pulsed glow discharge. Microchemical Journal 132:286-292. DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2017.02.015.
  2. Combined hollow cathode vs. Grimm cell: semiconductive and nonconductive samples / A. Gubal, A. Ganeev, V. Hoffmann, M. Voronov, V. Brackmann and S. Oswald // J. Anal. At. Spectrom. – 2017. – DOI: 10.1039/C6JA00324A.
  3. Modified and unmodified low-cost iron-coating solid wastes as adsorbents for efficient removal of As(III) and As(V) from mine water / E. Iakovleva, P. Maydannik, T.V. Ivanova, M. Sillanpää, W.Z. Tang, E. Mäkilä, J. Salonen, A. Gubal, A.A. Ganeev, K. Kamwilaisak, S. Wan // Journal of Cleaner Production. – 2016.- V.133. – 1095-1104.
  4. Direct determination of Uranium and Thorium in minerals by time-of-flight mass spectrometry with pulsed glow discharge / A. Ganeev, O. Bogdanova, I. Ivanov, B. Burakov, N. Agafonova, B. Korotetski, A. Gubal, N. Solovyev, E. Iakovleva and M. Sillanpaa // RSC Advances. – 2015. – V. 5. – pp. 80901-80910.
  5. Mass spectrometric methods for direct elemental and isotopic analysis of solid materials / A.A. Ganeev, A.R. Gubal, S.V. Potapov, N.N. Agafonova, V.M. Nemets // Russ Chem Rev. – 2016. – V. 85, №4. – pp. 427–444.
  6. Elimination of water interference in pulsed glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometry / A. A. Ganeev, A. R. Gubal, S. V. Potapov, S. E. Pogarev, S. E. Sholupov, K. N. Uskov, and I. S. Ivanov // Journal of Analytical Chemistry. – 2013. – V. 68, №14. – pp.1205-1211.
  7. Analytical glow discharge mass spectrometry / A. A. Ganeev, A. R. Gubal, K. N. Uskov, and S. V. Potapov // Russian Chemical Bulletin. International Edition. – 2012. – V. 61, №4. – pp. 752-767.
  8. Lumas-30 time-of-flight mass spectrometer with pulsed glow discharge for direct determination of nitrogen in steel / A. Ganeev, A. Gubal, V. Mosichev, N. Pershin, S. Petrov, S. Potapov and K. Uskov. // Journal of Analytical Chemistry. – 2011. – V. 66, №14. – pp.1411-1416.
  9. Time-of-flight mass spectrometry with pulsed gas-discharge ionization: Study of relative sensitivities of components / A. A. Ganeev, A. R. Gubal, S. V. Potapov, and R. V. Tyukal’tsev // Journal of Analytical Chemistry. – 2009. – V. 64, №7. – 696-704.

Scholarships and grants:
1) 2017-2020, The project of the Russian Science Foundation No. 17-73-20089 (primary investigator), “Novel approaches for the analysis of stoichiometry, defect searching and determination of alloying additives in the non-linear crystals, based on the direct mass spectrometric analysis”
2) 2017, “Dmitrij Mendeleev” joint programme SPbSU – DAAD (primary investigator), “Elemental imaging of biological tissues by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry”

Public and organizing activity:
member of Russian Society for Mass Spectrometry
International Natural Sciences Tournament, extramural round expert