I have a strong interest, natural ability and resources to develop new technologies in the field of analytical chemistry. These provide researchers in other fields new opportunities for cutting edge research in cell biology, human nutrition, and environmental sciences.
My research focuses on improving analytical methods in atomic spectroscopy for measuring the concentration of minerals in biological materials. I focus on developing new technologies, two of which were patented. The first technology reduced the matrix interferences in an axially viewed plasma. The other technology improved the detection limits in an ICP-AES by three fold by increasing the efficiency of the sample introduction system. These and other technologies I have developed provide researchers in many fields new opportunities to cary out cutting edge research in cell biology human nutrition, and environmental sciences.
In 2007, and 2008, I traveled in an outreach capacity to CORPOCIA in the Country of Columbia. I was asked to train researchers there on the use of chemical analysis instrumentation (ICP-AES) they have on hand, but had never used. I assisted in setting up the equipment and trained the technicians there on how to use it. The people at CORPOICA are interested in finding ways to support traditional agriculture by adopting new technologies.