Lora Brehm Joins Spectroscopy’s Editorial Advisory Board

January 28, 2016

Spectroscopy magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Lora Brehm to its Editorial Advisory Board.

Spectroscopy magazine is pleased to announce the addition of Lora Brehm to its Editorial Advisory Board.

Brehm is a research scientist at Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan, specializing in X-ray fluorescence in the core analytical sciences department inorganic group. She received her B.S. and Masters degrees in chemistry from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Brehm’s work focuses on using X-ray fluorescence and other inorganic analysis techniques, including inductively coupled plasma techniques, neutron activation analysis, atomic absorption, and combustion elemental analysis to solve manufacturing and research and development problems for Dow. Her work has included the development of analytical methods for analysis of a variety of materials from analysis of unknowns, particle analysis, fire retardants, catalysts, polymers, additives, environmental samples, and thin layer analysis.

Brehm’s key projects have included the development of an X-ray fluorescence work flow to support high throughput catalyst research; the development of methodologies for analysis of solar cells; and the development and implementation of XRF methods and instrumentation in manufacturing quality control and research and development laboratories globally. She is the author of 155 internal Dow Research reports.