Jerome Workman Jr.

Jerome Workman Jr. serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Spectroscopy and is currently with Unity Scientific LLC. He is also an adjunct professor at Liberty University and U.S. National University. He can be reached at


A Survey of Basic Instrument Components Used in Spectroscopy, Part 4: Instrument Services and Testing

December 01, 2022

To conclude this four-part series of spectroscopic instrumentation and components, we examine spectroscopy electronics, including printed circuit board (PCB) design and manufacturing, spectroscopy instrument design services, instrument testing services, and the firmware and software aspects of instrumentation.

Gaining an Understanding of Nanoparticles in the Environment Using Atomic Spectroscopy: Denise M. Mitrano, the 2022 winner of the Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award

January 06, 2022

Denise M. Mitrano is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry of Anthropogenic Materials at ETH Zurich in the Department of Environmental Systems Science. Her research is directed to understanding the impact and interaction of nanoparticles in the environment using atomic spectroscopy techniques, such as inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and single-particle ICP-MS (sp-ICP-MS). She is the winner of the 2022 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award. Chosen by an independent committee, the Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young atomic spectroscopist who has made strides early in his or her career toward the advancement of atomic spectroscopy techniques and applications. We recently interviewed Mitrano about her work.

The 2022 Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award

January 01, 2022

Denise M. Mitrano of ETH Zurich, the 2022 winner of the Emerging Leader in Atomic Spectroscopy Award, is applying ICP-MS and single-particle ICP-MS to elucidate the transport and impact of nanomaterials and nano- and microplastics.

Investigating Forensics Applications of Raman Spectroscopy, ATR FT-IR, and Chemometrics

December 10, 2021

As forensic analysis continues to advance, such as in the understanding of source identification and analysis of trace quantities of bodily fluids, spectroscopic techniques and machine learning are playing a significant role. Igor K. Lednev, a chemistry professor at the University at Albany, SUNY, in Albany, New York, has been working in this field with his team. The analytical methods currently under investigation include Raman spectroscopy, attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR FT-IR) spectroscopy, and advanced chemometric classification and analysis methods. We recently interviewed him about his work.