HOME

Welcome!
Our main focus is to develop novel optical spectroscopy and mass spectrometry techniques to overcome challenges encountered in the chemical analysis of relevant materials and biological systems.

News and Events

  • Gamez group presents at SCIX 2020: Dr. Gamez on-demand talk; Kevin Finch, Yue She, Dong Zhang, and Aldo Hernandez all present posters.
    October 2020

  • Congratulations to Aldo Hernandez on his poster at LatinXChem making it to the finalists round of awards.
    September 2020

  • Gamez group presents at #LatinXCHEM: Aldo Hernandez presents poster.
    September 2020

  • Congratulations to Kevin Finch on his poster receiving an award at the TTU Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry Poster Symposium.
    August 2020

  • Manuscript published. Congratulations Xioaxia, Dong, Inah, Yue, and Songyue!
    Aug 2020
    Gong, X.; Zhng, D.; Embile, I.B.; She, Y.; Shi, S.; Gamez, G.* Low-Temperature Plasma Probe Mass Spectrometry for Analytes Separated on Thin-Layer Chromatography Plates: Direct vs Laser Assisted Desorption. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 2020, DOI: 10.1021/jasms.0c00246.
  • Congratulations to Maureen Oliva for receiving the Outstanding Masters Student in Forensic Science Award from the Instintute of Forensic Science at the TTU Dept. of Environmental Toxicology!
    Aug 2020
  • Manuscript published. Congratulations Kevin, Aldo, Yue and Songyue!
    June 2020
    Finch, K.; Hernandez, A.; She, Y.; Shi, S.; Gamez, G.* A Transmission-Type Triple Grating Spectrograph for Improved Laser Scattering Diagnostics of Low-Density Plasmas used in Chemical Analysis. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 2020, DOI: 10.1039/D0JA00193G. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/JA/D0JA00193G#!divAbstract
  • Gamez group presents at ASMS Reboot: Dong Zhang, Maureen Oliva, and Mohsen Latif all present posters.
    June 2020

  • Congratulations to Maureen Oliva for obtaining her Masters!
    May 2020
     
  • Congratulations to Aldo Hernandez for receiving the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award at the TTU Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry virtual awards banquet!
    May 2020

  • Congratulations to Kevin Finch for receiving a Ming Sun Family Graduate Research Scholarship, a Ginny Shen Lin Scholarship, and an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for General Chemistry at the TTU Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry virtual awards banquet!
    May 2020

  • Maureen Oliva successfully defends her Masters Thesis remotely. Congratulations Maureen!
    March 2020

     

  • Congratulations to Aldo Hernandez on receiving an undergraduate research project funding from the Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE) at TTU!
    March 2020

  • Dr. Gamez presents invited lecture at PITTCON, Chicago
    March 2020

  • Maureen Oliva presents at AAFS, Anaheim
    February 2020

  • Congratulations to Aldo Hernandez on becoming an undergraduate research scholar at the Center for the Integration of STEM Education and Research (CISER) at TTU!
    February 2020

  • Prof. Gamez received the 2020 Young Plasma Scientist Award, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, at the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry held in Tucson. The award “recognizes achievements in conceptualization and development of novel instrumentation as well as the elucidation of fundamental events or processes involved in plasma spectrochemistry” and also “authorship of significant research papers or books that have had an influential role in new advancements as well as outstanding applications that open new fields of use for plasma spectrochemistry”. Congratulations!

    https://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/home/about-us/events/industrial/winter-conference-plasma-spectrochemistry.html
    January 2020

  • Congratulations to Dong Zhang on a successful PhD candidacy research exam!
    December 2019
  • Manuscript published. Congratulations Songyue, Kevin and Yue!
    November 2019
    Shi, S.; Finch, K.; She, Y.; Gamez, G.* Development of Abel’s Inversion Method to Extract Radially Resolved Optical Emission Maps from Spectral Data Cubes Collected via Push-Broom Hyperspectral Imaging with Sub-pixel Shifting Sampling. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 2020, 35, 117-125. DOI: 10.1039/C8JA00235E. Featured on the cover.
    http://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI=C9JA00239A
  • Congratulations to Kevin Finch on receiving the 2nd place Award for the Atomic poster session at SCIX, Palm Springs!
    October 2019
  • Gamez group presents at SCIX, Palm Springs: Dr. Gamez, invited talk; Kevin Finch, poster.
    October 2019
  • Prof. Steven Ray, SUNY Buffalo, visits the Gamez lab.
    October 2019
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited lecture at University of North Carolina Wilmington
    September 2019
  • Congratulations to Yue She on a successful PhD candidacy research exam!
    August 2019
  • Congratulations to Kevin Finch on a successful PhD candidacy research exam!
    August 2019
  • Congratulations to Dr. Songyue Shi for obtaining his PhD!
    August 2019
  • Songyue Shi successfully defends his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Songyue!
    June 2019
  • Dr. Gamez presents keynote lecture at Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XLI, Mexico City
    June 2019
  • Prof. Gamez is selected to receive the 2020 Winter Conference Young Scientist Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific. The award “recognizes achievements in conceptualization and development of novel instrumentation as well as the elucidation of fundamental events or processes involved in plasma spectrochemistry” and also “authorship of significant research papers or books that have had an influential role in new advancements as well as outstanding applications that open new fields of use for plasma spectrochemistry”. The award will be presented at the Conference during the awards session in January 2020. Congratulations!
    May 2019
  • Prof. Gamez receives the Texas Tech University College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award for the Natural and Physical Sciences. Congratulations!
    May 2019
  • Congratulations to Maureen Oliva on a successful M.Sc. Thesis Prospectus!
    April 2019
  • Gamez Group presents at TTU Undergrad Research Conference: Cody Baker, Jong Min Lee, and Zachry Kempf all present posters
    April 2019
  • Prof. Gamez served as a panel reviewer for the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry
    March 2019
  • Dr. Gamez was selected to receive an International Travel Fund Award from the Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs to attend the CSI XLI in Mexico City
    February 2019
  • Prof. Gamez achieves Tenure. Congratulations!
    February 2019
  • Prof. Gamez was selected to receive the Texas Tech University College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award for the Natural and Physical Sciences. Congratulations!
    January 2019
  • The Gamez group presents Science Magic Show at Ramirez Elementary
    January 2019
  • Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoxia Gong for obtaining her PhD!
    December 2018
  • Gamez group presents at SCIX, Atlanta: Dr. Gamez, invited talk; Xiaoxia Gong, Songyue Shi, Kevin Finch, Yinglei Pu, and Yue She all present posters
    October 2018
  • Xiaoxia Gong successfully defends her PhD dissertation. Congratulations Xiaoxia!
    October 2018
     
  • Manuscript published. Congratulations Songyue, Xiaoxia, Yan, and Kevin!
    August 2018
    Shi, S.; Gong, X.; Mu, Y.; Finch, K.; Gamez, G.* Geometric super-resolution on push-broom hyperspectral imaging system for plasma optical emission spectroscopy. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8JA00235E.
  • Manuscript published. Congratulations Kevin!
    June 2018
    Gamez, G.*; Finch, K. Recent advances in surface elemental mapping via glow discharge atomic spectrometry. Spectrochim. Acta B, 2018, 148, 129-136. Invited Paper.
  • Xiaoxia Gong presents poster at ASMS, San Diego
    June 2018
  • Gamez Group presents at TTU Undergrad Research Conference: Inah Embile, poster; Chad Pesek, poster
    March 2018
  • Xiaoxia Gong receives Graduate Research Student Support Award from TTU Graduate School. Congratulations!
    Spring 2018
  • Gamez Group presents at PITTCON: Xiaoxia Gong, poster; Songyue Shi, poster
    February 2018
  • The Gamez group presents Science Magic Show at Ramirez Elementary
    January 2018
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Amelia Island
    January 2018
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Japan
    November 2017
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at Indiana University, Bloomington
    October 2017
  • Gamez Group presents at ACS SWRM: Xiaoxia Gong, invited talk; Songyue Shi, talk; Yihui Yuan poster
    October 2017
  • Dr. Gamez is Organized Symposium at ACS SWRM, Lubbock
    October 2017
  • Dr. Gamez is Distinguished speaker at Los Alamos National Labs Chemistry Colloquium Series
    October 2017
  • Gamez Group visits Indiana University Bloomington to transport donated instrumentation from Hieftje lab. Thanks Heef!
    August 2017
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at SCIX, RenoSeptember 2017
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at Los Alamos National Laboratories
    November 2016
  • Manuscript accepted. Congratulations Xiaoxia!
    October 2016
    Gong, X.; Shi, S.; Gamez, G.* Real-Time Quantitative Analysis of Valproic Acid in Exhaled Breath by Low Temperature Plasma Ionization Mass Spectrometry. J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 2016, DOI:10.1007/s13361-061-1533-7. Invited Paper to special focus section on Emerging Investigators.
  • Manuscript accepted. Congratulations John!
    September 2016
    Usala, J.; Maag, A.; Nelis, T.; Gamez, G.* Compressed Sensing Spectral Imaging for Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 2016, DOI:10.1039/C9JA00261G. Special edition on the International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium 2016.
  • Manuscript accepted.
    September 2016
    Gamez, G.* Compressed sensing in spectroscopy for chemical analysis. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 2016, DOI:10.1039/C6JA00262E. Featured on cover of special edition on the International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium 2016.
    jaas_cover
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at SCIX, Minneapolis
    September 2016
  • Thibaud Allaman from Bern University of Applied Sciences visits TTU laboratory
    May – July 2016
  • Xiaoxia Gong, Songyue Shi, and Dr. Gamez present at ASMS, San Antonio
    June 2016
  • Dr. Gamez receives grant from National Science Foundation – Chemical Measurement and Imaging program (grant #) to develop ultra-high throughput elemental mapping technique based on glow discharge optical spectroscopy
    May 2016
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at the International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium, Liverpool
    April 2016
  • John Usala is offered TTU’s Presidential Fellowship
    March 2016
  • John Usala presents at TTU’s Undergraduate Research Symposium
    March 2016
  • John Usala presents at PITTCON, Atlanta
    March 2016
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited lecture at PITTCON on occasion of winning the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry Emerging Investigator Lectureship award, Atlanta
    March 2016
    jaas-award-talk
  • Trevor Addesso presents at Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
    January 2016
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
    January 2016
  • Invited manuscript published in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30th year anniversary special issue and on occasion of Dr. Gamez winning the Emerging Investigator Lectureship award. The article was featured on the back cover
    January 2016
    jaas-cover-raams
  •  John Usala receives research stipend from TTU’s Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement program
    September 2016
  • Xiaoxia Gong and Songyue Shi become PhD candidates
    August 2016
  • Prof. Thomas Nelis from Bern University of Applied Sciences visits TTU laboratory
    June 2015
  • Vineel joins the lab for 5 weeks from the Welch foundation scholar high school program
    June 2015
  • Xiaoxia Gong and Songyue Shi present at ASMS, St. Louis
    June 2015
  • John Usala receives research stipend from TTU’s Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement program
    May 2016
  • Marcel Kroschk presents talk at PITTCON, New Orleans
    March 2015
  • Dr. Gamez presents invited talk at PITTCON, New Orleans
    March 2015
  • Manuscript accepted
    June 2014
    Gonzalez de Vega, C.; Alberts, D.; Chawla, V.; Mohanty, G.; Utke, I.; Michler, J.; Pereiro, R.; Bordel, N.; Gamez, G. Use of Radiofrequency Power to Enable Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy Ultrafast Elemental Mapping of Combinatorial Libraries with Non-conductive Components: Nitrogen-Based Materials. Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2014, accepted. Invited Paper.
  • Orbitrap training
    May 2014
  • Orbitrap is installed
    April 2014
  • Welcome to the group Marcel Kroschk
    February 2014
  • Nd:YAG Laser installed
    January 2014
  • Welcome to the group Songyue Shi
    December 2013
  • Manuscript accepted
    November 2013
    Gamez, G.; Mohanty, G.; Michler, J. Image Denoising Techniques Applied to Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy Elemental Mapping. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 2014, 29(2), 315-323, DOI:10.1039/c3ja50312g. Invited Paper.
  • Welcome to the group Xiaoxia Gong
    November 2013