Antonios Tasoglou, Ph.D. Joins RJ Lee Group as PTR-MS Specialist


antonios-tasoglou-for-webRJ Lee Group has announced that Antonios Tasoglou, Ph.D. has joined the company as Senior Scientist and PTR-MS Specialist (proton transfer reaction. Dr. Tasoglou has worked with several organizations to conduct research for atmospheric pollution in the gas and particles phases. His work also includes extensive air quality measurements for the European Research Council ATMOPACS project in Patras, Greece, which led to the identification of the city’s main sources of air pollution. During his doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon University, he contributed to several US Environmental Protection Agency projects.

Dr. Tasoglou joined RJ Lee Group, in part, due to its work with the EPA. “After the completion of my doctoral studies, which involved working on environmental research projects, I was offered a position in RJ Lee Group. I am very enthusiastic to work for a company that has been involved in many environmental projects and has been awarded by the US EPA for its substantial contributions. Being a part of the company, I will be able to apply my knowledge in solving many environmental problems,” he said in an interview.

His initial work at RJ Lee Group will center around the Proton Transfer Reactor Mass Spectrometer, or PTR-MS, manufactured by Ionicon GmBH. This unit is a portable sampler that monitors indoor or outdoor air quality down to the parts-per-trillion (ppt) range. In addition to working with the technology to expand and explore its capabilities, he will be introducing it to new industries that have need of its advanced capabilities.

“The PTR-MS can be applied in many areas, including environmental science, food science, and biotechnology. It can be also used for the detection and monitoring for safety and security. Our first goal is to deliver this instrument to environmental authorities and make it a standard tool for the monitoring of air toxics in chemical industries and major urban areas. Furthermore, we aim to introduce the instrument to Security authorities and use it for the detection and monitoring of hazardous materials.”

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