Call for Papers Extended Deadline

The deadline for ICALEO's abstract submission has been extended! We are now accepting abstracts through April 16, 2021. If you are considering participating in this year's event, now is the time! If you have already started your submission process but have not yet finished, you now have until the end of the month to do so.

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San Diego for ICALEO 2021

We are excited to announce that we are currently planning to be back in San Diego for this upcoming ICALEO! We have partnered with the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina to bring you everything you have come to expect from an in-person ICALEO. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will be providing updates as to how this year's ICALEO conference might be affected, but as of right now, we look forward to seeing each and every one of you in beautiful California!

Dr. Nina Lanza

Dr. Nina Lanza is the Team Lead for Space and Planetary Exploration in Space and Remote Sensing (ISR- 2) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is on the science teams for the ChemCam instrument onboard the NASA Curiosity rover and the SuperCam instrument onboard the Perseverance rover. Her current research focuses on understanding the origin and nature of manganese minerals on Mars and how they may serve as potential biosignatures. In addition to her research on Mars, Dr.

Dr. Jyoti Mazumder

Jyoti Mazumder is Robert H. Lurie Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Director of Center for Laser Aided Intelligent Manufacturing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is an elected member of National Academy of Engineering. He has published more than 400 papers, co-authored books on Laser Chemical Vapor Deposition and Laser Materials Processing, edited/co-edited 10 books on topics related to laser materials processing and Mechanical Engineering, holds 24 U.S patents and has 8 patents pending. Dr.

Prof. Kenichi L. Ishikawa

Prof. Kenichi L. Ishikawa received the B.Eng. and M.Eng degrees in nuclear engineering from The University of Tokyo (Japan) in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in physics from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) in 1998. He is currently a Professor at Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, Graduate School of Engineering, as well as Research Institute for Photon Science and Laser Technology, The University of Tokyo. He is concurrently Guest Professor at Osaka University since 2019.

Dr. Abdalla R Nassar

Dr. Abdalla R. Nassar is an Associate Research Professor and a department head within the Materials Science Division of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State. Dr. Nassar also has Graduate Faculty appointments with the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, the Additive Manufacturing & Design Graduate Program, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. He has worked in the field laser processing of metals for over a decade and specifically focused on laser-based AM of metals over the past eight years.

Dr. Ty Olmstead

Dr. Ty Olmstead has been the Director of Technology at Ocean Insight (formerly Ocean Optics Inc.) since 2016 bringing with him over 20 years as a technology leader developing optic and photonic systems and integrating them into architectures for custom applications. As a senior member of the leadership team at Ocean Insight, Dr. Olmstead drives R&D, product development, and custom solutions using by balancing the fine edge of innovation and structured engineering and quality principles.

Using laser-based analysis techniques on Mars with the ChemCam and SuperCam instruments

Submitted by soleson on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 13:47

The NASA Curiosity rover has been exploring the surface of Mars for the past eight years, carrying with it the ChemCam instrument as part of its scientific payload. ChemCam is a suite of instruments that includes a laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument, which provides chemistry information about geologic materials at standoff distances of up to 7 m from the rover. The ChemCam LIBS instrument has produced over 800,000 individual spectra, an unprecedented number of observations from a single instrument on Mars.