Email: vpinon@iesl.forth.gr
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Dr. Pinon Hermida Victor
PostDoctoral Fellow

Victor Pinon received his Doctorate degree from the Department of Industrial Engineering II (University of A Coruña, Spain 2011). During his PhD, he explored several approaches to improve the analytical capabilities of the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy technique including the use of femtosecond lasers and double pulse configurations. In 2014 he joined Applied Photonics Ltd in the UK as a Senior Applications Scientist. Among other tasks, he was involved in the design, manufacture, and commissioning of several laser systems that were used in nuclear facilities. In 2021 he joined IESL-FORTH as a research assistant. 

Education

  • 2011, PhD in Physics, Department of Industrial Engineering II, Escuela Politécnica Superior, University of A Coruña, Spain
  • 2001, Diploma in Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela

Career

  • June 2014 - December 2020, Senior Application Scientist, Applied Photonics Ltd, UK.
  • January 2009 - June 2012, Researcher at Laboratory of Industrial Applications of Laser, University of A Coruña, Spain.
  • February 2007 - December 2008: Marie Curie fellow, program "ATLAS" (Advanced Research Training in Laser Sciences) at Foundation for Research and Technology - Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH-IESL, Crete, Greece.
  • September 2006 -January 2007 Researcher at Laboratory of Industrial Applications of Laser, University of A Coruña, Spain.
  • February 2006 - August 2006: Marie Curie fellow, program "ATLAS" (Advanced Research Training in Laser Sciences) at Foundation for Research and Technology - Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, FORTH-IESL, Crete, Greece.
  • December 2002 - January 2006 Researcher at Laboratory of Industrial Applications of Laser, University of A Coruña.

Interests

  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, development of new methodologies and design of alternative experimental set ups.
  • Optical fibre preparation for coupling and transmission of high-power nanosecond lasers.
  • Software development and data processing and analysis.
  • Mechanical design of optical analytical systems.

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • "LIBS Contest 2008" winner at the "5th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy" Berlin, Germany (22-26 September 2008)
  • “Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado” from the University of A Coruña (2011)
A study of the effects of gamma radiation on optical components used in specially constructed hot cell laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) instruments
T.L Griffiths, S.E Woodbury, A. Brooks, V. Piñón, A. Giakoumaki, A. Whitehouse
Spectrochimica Acta Part B , Volume:180, Page:106205, Year:2021, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2021.106205
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for chemical mapping of materials
V. Piñón, M.P. Mateo, G. Nicolas
Applied Spectroscopy Reviews , Volume:48, Issue:5, Page:357-383, Year:2013, DOI:doi.org/10.1080/05704928.2012.717569
Optical emission studies of plasma induced by single and double femtosecond laser pulses
V. Piñón, D. Anglos
Spectrochimica Acta Part B , Volume:64, Issue:10, Page:950-960 , Year:2009, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2009.07.036
A compact and portable laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy instrument for single and double pulse applications
J. Goujon, A. Giakoumaki, V. Piñon, O. Musset, D. Anglos, E. Georgiou, J.P. Boquillon
Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Volume:63, Page:1091-1096, Year:2008, DOI:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2008.08.019
Double pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy with femtosecond laser pulses
V. Piñon, C. Fotakis, G. Nicolas, D. Anglos
Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Volume:63, Page:1006-1010 , Year:2008, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2008.09.004
3D chemical maps of non-flat surfaces by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
G. Nicolás, M.P. Mateo, V. Piñón
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry , Volume:22, Issue:10, Page:1244-1249 , Year:2007, DOI:doi.org/10.1039/B704682K
Versatile software for semiautomatic analysis and processing of laser-induced plasma spectra
M.P. Mateo, G. Nicolás, V. Piñón, J.C. Alvarez, A. Rámil, A. Yáñez
Spectrochimica Acta Part B , Volume:60, Issue:7-8, Page:1202-1210, Year:2005, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2005.05.010
Compositional analysis of Hispanic Terra Sigillata by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
A.J. López, G. Nicolás, M.P. Mateo, V. Piñón, M.J. Tobar, A. Rámil
Spectrochimica Acta Part B , Volume:60, Issue:7-8, Page:1149-1154 , Year:2005, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2005.05.009