Missed our April Workshop? We’re having another in July!

Workshop on Laser Ablation ICP-MS (LA-ICP-MS) and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Date: Wednesday, July 12 – Thursday, July 13
Location: Analytik Jena Facility, Beverly, MA

If you missed our April workshop, Analytik Jena and Applied Spectra, Inc. are pleased to announce a two-day workshop on Laser Ablation (LA-ICP-MS and LIBS) for Geochemistry, Forensic Science, Life Science and other applications.  Topics will include fundamentals of Laser Ablation ICP-MS, product overviews, applications for laser ablation, and hands on demonstration of the J200 Tandem LA-LIBS interfaced to the Analytik Jena PlasmaQuant Elite at the Analytik Jena facility in Beverly, MA.

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.

There is no charge for this workshop; however space is limited!


Day one will include presentations by Applied Spectra and Analytik Jena personnel and invited speakers on the fundamentals of laser ablation, product and company overviews, applications for the chemical analysis of solid samples with laser ablation, and a hands-on demonstration of the LA-ICP-MS instrumentation.

Day two is optional and will be dedicated to participants that wish to run their own samples on the LA-ICP-MS system installed at Analytik Jena for more in depth laser ablation experiments.

Presenter – Mike Colucci

Sales at Applied Spectra

Mike brings an impressive 20 years of sales experience in the analytical instrumentation industry. He received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in the Geological Sciences from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and a Ph.D in the same field from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He has published in several scientific journals including the Journal of Petrology and Geology.

Dr Mike Colucci

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.

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.