Applied Spectra, Inc. Welcomes Alan Koenig as Director of Global Application Support and Application Lab Management

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Mr. Alan Koenig with 17 years of LA-ICP-MS facility management at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) joins the company to provide technical leadership in customer application development and support.

Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading supplier of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation (LA) instruments welcomes Mr. Alan Koenig as Director of Global Application Support and Application Lab Management. Alan will oversee the operation of the new state-of-the-art application laboratory at Applied Spectra’s West Sacramento headquarters. Alan also will provide technical leadership to Applied Spectra in developing analytical methods and accelerating adoption of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS in key target industries.

Prior to Applied Spectra, Alan worked at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for 17 years where he managed the LA-ICP-MS Facility. In this capacity, he developed numerous methods for LA-ICP-MS analysis. He also is experienced with a wide range of analytical techniques including LIBS, micro-XRF, SEM, and EPMA .

“The entire team at Applied Spectra is excited to have Alan join our organization”, said Dr. Jong H. Yoo, CEO & President of Applied Spectra. “To build further on the growth that Applied Spectra has achieved to date, Alan supports our customer application centric approach to provide end to end instrument solutions for our customers. Alan understands the strength of our analytical technologies and products, and the applications for our LIBS, LA-ICP-MS and Tandem LA – LIBS technologies. I look forward to working with him.”

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to join the Applied Spectra team. I look forward to leveraging my experience obtained at the USGS and other works to enhance customer application support, to contribute to product testing and development, and to explore new applications for LA, LIBS, and Tandem LA – LIBS products”, said Mr. Alan Koenig. “With the recent acquisition of excimer gas LA products from Australia Scientific Instruments, Applied Spectra now has a full suite of solid state and excimer gas laser products utilizing both nanosecond and femtosecond laser pulse technology. I look forward to collaborating with the team in enabling analytical applications that are critical to our customers and contributing to the growth of the business based on the exciting product portfolio available at Applied Spectra.”

About Applied Spectra, Inc.
Applied Spectra, Inc. is the global leader in development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative laser ablation based analytical instruments. The company’s suite of LIBS and LA instruments replace complicated and toxic sample preparation procedures involving acid digestion for chemical analysis. Applied Spectra’s instruments provide commercial industries and R&D communities with innovative cost-effective technologies to measure elemental and isotopic information for QC, material development and discovery, and process control applications. Please visit for the latest news and information about Applied Spectra and its products.

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