Francisco J. Fortes
Graduated as a chemist at the University of Malaga, Spain, in 2003. The same year, he joined the Laser Laboratory to start his Ph.D. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Javier Laserna, focusing in the development and miniaturization of portable LIBS technology for Cultural Heritage applications. Nowadays, he is a post-doctoral researcher at Laser Laboratory in University of Malaga (UMA). Currently, his research interest is focused on the better understanding of the fundamental processes involved in laser-matter interaction, the application of laser spectroscopy in analytical chemistry, thedevelopment of portable LIBS instruments and the optical trapping of nanoparticles generated by optical catapulting.