Jong Yoo, Ph.D is the President and CEO of Applied Spectra, Inc.  Dr. Yoo is in charge of commercializing developed laser ablation-based analytical technologies for various industries. Some of the industries targeted include: geochemistry, semiconductor equipment, medical, storage and nanotechnology.

Dr. Yoo worked as a Senior Process Engineer for Applied Materials in Santa Clara, CA and also served as a Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has over 35 technical publications in journals including the Journal of Applied Physics , Applied Physics Letters, and Analytical Chemistry. He also currently holds four patents. Dr. Yoo received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.S. from Stanford University, all in Mechanical Engineering.

Jong Yoo, Ph.D

Richard E. Russo, Ph.D – Executive Chairman at Applied Spectra. Dr. Russo has studied laser ablation, LIBS and general atomic and molecular spectroscopy for over 30 years. He was a head scientist and department head at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and been published more than 175 times in a variety of places including the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Applied Physics Letters, and Talanta. He also has a number of patents, book chapters, and presentations to his name, and was given an R&D 100 Award in 2006. His technical and scientific expertise is a driving factor in Applied Spectra’s emerging role in the LIBS and LA-ICP-MS industry. Dr. Russo received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Indiana in 1981.

Dr. Rick Russo

Chunyi Liu, Ph.D is VP of Product Engineering at Applied Spectra and leads the company’s product development and manufacturing efforts. He has managed projects for making prototype sensors in different form factors, as well as identification algorithm development and other research projects. Dr. Liu was an R&D Engineer for Advanced Thermal Technology and served as a Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has over 10 publications in journals including Analytical Chemistry and the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. Dr. Liu received his B.S. and M.S. from National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, all in Mechanical Engineering.

Chunyi Liu, Ph.D