18/11/2019 08:30 AM


19/11/2019 03:30 PM


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung Branch Adlershof, Building 8.05, Room 201
Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11
12489 Berlin

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Applied Spectra Inc., in cooperation with the German Working Group for Analytical Spectroscopy (DAAS)

Branch Adlershof

Branch Adlershof

Source: BAM

LIBS and LA-ICP-MS are well established techniques for surface analysis. Although these techniques have lasers in common, they evolved separately. The recent merge of both analytical techniques by tandem instruments combined by chemometrics opens new horizons on the analysis of materials.

Together with the German Working Group for Analytical Spectroscopy (DAAS) and Applied Spectra Inc., BAM organizes a first workshop on tandem LIBS/LA-ICP-MS in Europe to bring experts of both techniques (optical and mass spectrometry) into dialogue and to share their experiences and common issues for an effcient tandem analysis. Lectures on fundamentals and applications of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS combined with group demonstrations of instruments and software.


  • plasma fundamentals
  • instrumentation and tandem concept
  • applications on the analysis of polymers, construction materials, and geological and biological samples

Target groups

This workshop aims at scientists and users of all levels of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS instruments with interest in advanced tandem instrumentations.

Workshop speakers

Dr. Jhanis Gonzalez, Technical Director, Product R&D and Management at Applied Spectra Inc., has researched on chemical analysis of solid samples with laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and fundamental ablation mechanisms for close to 20 years. He was a Visiting Scientist, Chemist Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Project Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

Jhanis’ research, focused on understanding the mechanisms of laser-material interaction through the use of both LIBS and LA-ICP-MS, has helped Applied Spectra remain on the cutting edge of laser chemical analysis. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Area-Physics Chemistry from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas.

Invited speakers

Johanna Irrgeher – University of Leoben, Austria
Andreas Limbeck - TU Vienna, Austria
Daniel Frick – GFZ, Potsdam
Susanne Schröder – DLR, Berlin
Heike Traub - BAM
Igor Gornushkin - BAM
Gerd Wilsch - BAM


Monday, November 18 th

08:00 Uhr Registration
09:00 Uhr Welcome
09:15 Uhr Lectures
10:45 Uhr Coffee Break
11:15 Uhr Lectures
12:45 Uhr Lunch
14:00 Uhr Lab demos
15:30 Uhr Coffee Break
16:00 Uhr Panel discussion
17:00 Uhr Get together

Tuesday, November 19 th

09:00 Uhr Lectures
10:30 Uhr Coffee break
11:00 Uhr Lectures
12:30 Uhr Lunch
14:00 Uhr Lab demos
15:30 Uhr End of workshop


Participation is free of charge and includes coffee, breaks, lunches and a “Get together” on Monday.

Please register here.

Registration deadline is October 15th 2019. The number of participants is limited to 30 persons and early registration is recommended (first come, first serve).