Jhanis Gonzalez, Ph.D, Technical Director, Product R&D and Management at Applied Spectra Inc., has researched the chemical analysis of solid samples with laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and fundamental ablation mechanisms for close to 20 years. He was a Visiting Scientist, Chemist Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Project Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories and has been published in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry.
Jhanis’ research, focused on understanding the mechanisms of laser-material interaction through the use of both LIBS and LA-ICP-MS, has helped Applied Spectra remain on the cutting edge of laser chemical analysis. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Area-Physics Chemistry from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas.
Alexander Bolshakov, Ph.D has 25 years of experience in the fields of laser spectroscopy and plasma physics. He was a Senior Research Associate at the NASA Ames Research Center and is now a Senior Scientist at Applied Spectra. He has been published in a variety of journals, including The Russian Chemical Review, Technical Physics, and The Journal of Applied Physics.
Alex contributions have helped Applied Spectra create a transportable advanced stand-off LIBS spectrometer. His work helps Applied Spectra maintain and advance its standing in the LIBS and LA-ICP-MS industries. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University in Plasma Physics and Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectrometry, respectively.