Applied Spectra Strengthens its Scientific Team with Addition of Dr. Jhanis Gonzalez

FREMONT, Calif. (May 1, 2009) — Applied Spectra, Inc is pleased to announce that Dr. Jhanis Gonzalez, Ph.D has joined its scientific team as Director of Analytical Application Development. Prior to his arrival at Applied Spectra, Dr. Gonzalez served as a research/project scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he performed fundamental research on analytical technologies based on laser ablation. His analytical research work resulted in several highly recognized publications in well-respected academic journals such as the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS).

“I’m very pleased to have Jhanis as one of our key scientific staff members. He is an internationally recognized analytical scientist in the field of LA-ICP-MS. With his experience in both LIBS and LA-ICP-MS, Applied Spectra can now accelerate many of the commercial applications that we are currently targeting. We are privileged to have him on board,” said Dr. Rick Russo, Ph.D, CEO and President of Applied Spectra.

About Applied Spectra

Applied Spectra is a leading supplier of laser-based analytical instruments. Our unique, highly automated products harness the latest in laser ablation analysis techniques. We simplify the process of elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results that are environmentally friendly. Founded in 2004, we have a manufacturing, research and development facility in Fremont, CA, USA.

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