For all ICP-MS and ICP-OES users 
September 21-25, 2020


Our Speakers


Sample Preparation Building Blocks — Parts 1 & 2

Paul Gaines, Ph.D. / Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dr. Paul R. Gaines has four decades of spectroscopic experience. After earning his Ph.D. in chemistry at Iowa State University, Dr. Gaines worked in the laboratories of Exxon Research and Engineering and Union Carbide. Dr. Gaines is also an accomplished web author of many popular guides and papers for fellow spectroscopists.

ICP-MS: Limits and Reliable Measurements
ICP-MS: Planning for Tough Samples and Problem Elements

Brian Alexander, Ph.D. / Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Brian Alexander is an earth scientist specializing in geochemistry. His research has focused on radiogenic isotope and rare earth element studies of natural waters and chemical sediments, as well as trace metal analyses using ICP techniques. A native of southwest Virginia, Brian received his B.Sc. in geology from Virginia Tech, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in geochemistry from Penn State and Jacobs University Bremen, respectively.

Application of Basic Statistics in Measurement Uncertainty
Fundamentals of Method Validation

Lesley Owens, Ph.D. / Technical Support Manager

Dr. Lesley Owens is an analytical chemist with research specialties including chromium speciation, environmental sample design, elemental spectroscopy, and metal contamination in food products. Dr. Owens graduated from Emory & Henry with a B.S. in Chemistry, and a minor in Mathematics. Owens, a Cunningham Fellow, received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Virginia Tech.

ICP Calibration Standards: Design, Handling and Troubleshooting

James King, M.Sc. / Director, Production

James King is an inorganic chemist with experience in synthesis and purification. His research has focused on the synthesis and characterization of organometallic compounds to be used as molecular magnets. A native of Hampton, Virginia, James received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Carolina A&T State University and Virginia Tech, respectively.

Basic Needs and Considerations for a Trace Analysis by ICP
Analysis of Multi-Element Standards by ICP-OES

Thomas Kozikowski / Chemist, R&D

Thomas Kozikowski is a chemist with expertise in the manufacturing, quality control, technical support, stability, and homogeneity of inorganic metals standards. His experience covers many areas including reagent synthesis and purification, trace metals analysis using ICP techniques, transpiration studies, and container cleanliness. Thomas has a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Forensic Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.

ICP Instrument Maintenance and Tuning

Michael Booth / Director, Quality Control

Michael Booth is a chemist with expertise in quality control and instrumentation. His experience covers areas including ICP-OES, ICP-MS, Ion Chromatography and various titration techniques. Today Mr. Booth is the Quality Control Director at Inorganic Ventures. Mike has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from West Virginia University Institute of Technology.