k-Space Associates, Inc.

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Tool Development Continues with the Addition of Soma Perooly

published on 10/22/2018

k-Space is thrilled to announce our newest addition, Soma Perooly, to the team! Soma will hold the position of product development engineer and will focus specifically on the Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) tool that k-Space is working on through an SBIR grant from the United States Department of Energy.

Soma has a PhD in Materials Science and postdoctoral work from Purdue University. In addition, he has metrology experience as well as both industrial and application experience.

Soma feels that the fabrication and accuracy of many high-performance electronic and opto-electronic devices by MBE and e-beam evaporation would increase substantially with in situ monitoring of the growth flux, which is possible with a state-of-the-art AAS tool.

Soma said, “The product development of a highly reliable, multi-channel AAS tool will be exciting and there is a need for such a tool on the market now. This is the reason that I want to be part of the very talented k-Space team.”

The AAS instrument will provide real-time atomic flux measurements to enable high-accuracy film growth control during the deposition of a broad variety of thin-film materials. Continue to check back here for further updates on the k-Space AAS tool.