Senior Research Associate
Graduated BS in Chemistry (Minor: Chemical Engineer) from Central University of Venezuela in 2003. I have worked as an Assistant Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California since February 2004, under the supervision of:
- Dr. Frank Asaro (performing sample preparation of Archeological samples: i.e. Pottery, for posterior analysis with Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) and X-ray Diffraction.
- Dr. Vincent Battaglia, performing characterization of materials used to fabricate rechargeable lithium batteries by Brunauer, Emmet and Teller (BET), and Particle Size Analysis (PSA), and
- Dr. Richard E. Russo, the duties I have been performing during my time in Dr. Russo's lab involved the use of laser ablation as a sample introduction technology for chemical analysis using an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS).
Elemental Analysis of Asphaltenes Using Simultaneous Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)–Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (LA-ICP-OES)
Analysis of Plant Leaves Using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry: Use of Carbon to Compensate for Matrix Effects
Determination of Vanadium/Nickel Proportionality in the Asphaltene Fraction of Crude Oil Using Thin-Layer Chromatography with Femtosecond Laser Ablation–Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry
Rapid bulk analysis using femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Assessment of the precision and accuracy of thorium (232Th) and uranium (238U) measured by quadrupole based-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: comparison of liquid nebulization, nanosecond and femtosecond laser ablation