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prof. Javier Laserna

Prof. Javier Laserna graduated in chemistry at the University of Granada (Spain), and received a PhD in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Malaga (Spain). He then joined the faculty at the University of Malaga as an assistant professor and became a professor in 1999.

He is a co-inventor of 6 patents held by the University of Malaga and has published over 300 papers plus 5 books and book chapters. Under his direction, 33 students received doctorates and many others received master degrees.

Professor Laserna’s current research interests include the investigation of novel measurement principles based on the atomic emission, absorption and molecular scattering and mass spectrometry and the understanding of the fundamental phenomena governing the analytical measurements. He is also interested in the development of analytical instrumentation for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, time-of-flight mass spectrometry, laser remote chemical analysis and on-line and fieldable analytical measurements. Application areas comprise analysis of energetic materials, development of sensors for CBNRE threats, lasers for cultural heritage, and LIBS and Raman spectroscopy for space exploration.