Richard E Russo

Richard Russo

Laser Technologies Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 70-0108B
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 70-0111C
(510) 486-4258

Dr. Rick E. Russo has studied fundamental properties of laser material interactions and related applications for over 25 years. Dr. Russo earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of Florida (1976), and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indiana University (1981), where he also completed his postdoctoral studies. Since 1982, he has held various positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, where he is currently a Senior Scientist. His background includes experience with state-of-the-art lasers, spectroscopic instrumentation, imaging systems, computers, and electronics. His research has included: fundamental studies of laser heating and laser ablation processes; improved chemical analysis using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; study and fabrication of high-temperature superconductor (HTSC) thin-films; fiber sensors for monitoring organic and radioactive species in groundwater; Raman, fluorescence, and photothermal spectroscopy of rare-earth and actinide ions; acoustic monitoring with optical fibers (laser ultrasonics, non-destructive evaluation); and the fabrication of porous optical materials (aerogels). He is co-inventor of the ion-assisted pulsed laser deposition (IBAD) and ion-texturing (ITEX) processes, and holds the world record for the highest critical current density (Jc) HTSC film on polycrystalline substrate (1992). Dr. Russo is co-discoverer of the nanowire laser, highlighted by a Science article and patent application in 2002. His credits include 200 scientific publications; 48 proceedings; 176 presentations (91 invited and plenary); 10 book chapters, 9 patents, and R&D100 award in 2006.

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Wen, Sy-Bor, Xianglei Mao, Ralph Greif, and Richard E. Russo. "Theoretical analysis for LIBS optimization." Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy (2006).


Russo, Richard E., Jhanis J. Gonzalez, and Chunyi Liu. "Laser ablation: LIBS and ICP-MS." LabPlus International September (2005).
Lafond, Emmanuel, Ted Jackson, G. Baum, X. Zhang, Paul L. Ridgway, and Richard E. Russo. "Laser Ultrasonics at 20 m/s in the production environment and on a budget: from dream to reality." In IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, 2005.IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, 2005., 1003-1006. Vol. 2. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: IEEE, 2005.

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