1/95 - Present - Senior Research Specialist / Lab Manager for the Ruiz Research Group in the Geosciences Department at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona.
B.S. Chemistry, Arizona State University, 12/86, summa
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Arizona, 5/14/94.
Doctoral Dissertation Title:
Spatial and Spectroscopic Imaging for Chemical Analysis Utilizing Scientifically Operated Charge Transfer Device Array Detectors.
Doctoral Research Director: Dr. M. Bonner Denton
Current responsibilities include;
general laboratory and group research support,
maintenance and repair of analytical instrumentation and associated equipment,
development of chemical analysis techniques, and
Laser Sampling for Analysis by ICP-MS. This hole was made in oxygen free Cu with 200 pulses from a 20Hz 266nm Nd:YAG (9.09J lamp energy) Big Sky laser system.
Mosaic of Solid State CCD Imaging Detectors. Photo courtesy of Photometrics Ltd., Tucson, AZ.
Ablation Hole. 30 shots from a 266nm 20Hz Nd:YAG Big Sky laser system (9.09J lamp energy), into O2 free Cu vacuum gasket.
Laser Sampling with the Big Sky laser system.
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