Joint LA-ICP-MS and LIBS Workshop from Applied Spectra and Analytik Jena

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Subject: LA-ICP-MS and LIBS Fundamentals, Instrumentation, and Applications
Date: Monday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 25
Location: Applied Spectra HQ, Fremont, CA

Applied Spectra, Inc. is pleased to announce a two-day LA-ICP-MS workshop with Analytik Jena at Applied Spectra’s Fremont headquarters, located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. The workshop will be held on April 24th and 25th.

Experts from Applied Spectra and Analytik Jena will present information about how laser ablation works with ICP-MS instruments, simplifies or replaces complex sample preparation, and the unique benefits of LA-ICP-MS to your analytical chemistry research and applications.

Participants may bring 1-2 samples for the demonstrations. Analysis will be subject to time constraints.

Space is limited!

Overnight lodging at nearby hotels;  Marriot Courtyard, La Quinta, Good Nite Inn.


Monday, April 24

9:00 AM Intro to ASI
9:30 AM Intro to AJ
10:00 AM LA-ICP-MS History, Fundamentals, Applications
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM LA-ICP-MS History, Fundamentals, Applications Continued…
2:00 PM Instrument Demo
4:00-5:00 PM AJ ICP-MS

Tuesday, April 25

9:00 AM ASI Software Demo
10:00 AM AJ Software Demo
11:00 AM LIBS
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00-5:00 PM Customer Sample Demos

Plasma Quant MS Elite

Presenter – C. Derrick Quarles Jr.

C. Derrick Quarles Jr. is currently the Director of Business Development at Applied Spectra, Inc. in Fremont, California. He received his Bachelors of Science degree at Augusta State University and completed his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry under Dr. Ken Marcus at Clemson University in 2011.

After time as a guest researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he was a fellow at the Center for Disease Control in the Inorganic and Radiation Analytical Toxicology branch. Derrick spent 2 years as an application scientist at Applied Spectra, Inc. before becoming involved with business development. Derrick was selected for the 2014 Young Analytical Scientist (YAS) in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS).

C. Derrick Quarles Jr., Ph.D

Presenter – Martin Bennett

North American Project Manager – ICPMS at Analytik Jena

  • M.S. Chemistry Analytical/Physical from Central Michigan University
  • B.S. major/minor-Chemistry/Mathematics from Central Michigan University
Martin Bennett

Job History

  • Field Application Specialist/Chemist July 2006-Present
  • Coordinated with R&D during the development of “Opal” ICPMS instrumentation, including building four engineering prototypes.
  • Project coordinator during development of M90 Elite ICP-MS.
  • Performed repairs and application support for ICPMS at the global level.
  • Performed duties as global ICPMS tech support specialist.
  • Liaised with sales team during product demonstrations to prospective customers.
  • Co-wrote and published application notes, operation, installation and service manuals for both Aurora and Opal ICP-MS instrumentation.
  • Performed training for customers, service engineers and factory personnel.

Presenter – Sean Mummey

Field Service Engineer – ICP-MS at Analytik Jena

Sean has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Eastern Washington University. Quickly after school Sean found himself in an analytical laboratory chemist position in North Idaho where he expanded his knowledge of analytical laboratory instrumentation and techniques. Sean then found Analytik Jena, as well as Analytik Jena found Sean. Ever since it has been a great match. Sean loves providing service and support to every customer as he strives to create a great relationship with each one of them.

Sean Mummey

Who is Analytik Jena?

Analytik Jena, pronounced “Yae-nah”, is a provider of instruments and products in the areas of analytical measuring technology and life science. Its portfolio includes the most modern analytical technology and complete systems for bioanalytical applications in the life science area.

One of the most important business acquisitions in the history of Analytik Jena AG was closed in 2014. With this acquisition, the Company entered the rapidly growing global ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) market. Analytik Jena thereby further broadened its atomic spectroscopy portfolio, and is among the few suppliers that offer all three core technologies for elemental trace analysis (AAS, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS).

Only half a year after the acquisition of the ICP-MS business of the Bruker Corporation Analytik Jena introduces two new ICP-MS products (inductively coupled plasma for use in mass spectronomy) PlasmaQuant® MS and PlasmaQuant® MS Elite.