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Dr. Jhanis GonzalezTechnical 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.

Mr. Charles Sisson, Applications Scientist, has been working with Applied Spectra Inc. for over 8 years in applications and research and development with respect to using LIBS and LA ICP MS as quantitative and qualitative tools.

Mr. Sisson has background in the study of physical and fluorescence properties in conjugated polymer nanoparticles (CP dots) at Clemson University. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga where he studied small molecule synthesis and characterization.

Dr. Adam Goldsmith is our Product Specialist supporting the Alphachron, RESOlution, and RESOchron instrument. Adam is a technical expert in low-temperature (U-Th)/He thermochronology and obtained his PhD in Geological Sciences from the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin.  After his PhD work, he helped to set up and operate the helium thermochronology lab at the University of Connecticut as Laboratory Manager. His PhD research focused on understanding the complex effects of self-irradiation damage on the crystal lattice of U- and Th-bearing minerals, the effects of this damage on He diffusion kinetics, and influence of such changes on measured dates and retrieval of thermal histories.

Ms. Yulia Hong is our Product Specialist/ Application Scientist at Applied Spectra Korea, supporting Asia customers with analytical method development and product training. Prior to Applied Spectra, she was a Scientific Officer at Laverty Pathology and research assistant at Macquarie University in Australia.  She has an extensive experience with atomic spectroscopy and mass spectrometry instrumentation such as ICP-OES/MS, LCMS, FT-IR and TGA/DSC.

She obtained her B.S. and M.S in Chemical Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, and M.S degree in Forensic Science from University of Canberra, Australia.

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