Speaker Bio

Benjamin Manard


Benjamin Manard received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at Clemson University (2014).  During his time at Clemson University, he spent six months as a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  After graduation, Dr. Manard was a Glenn T. Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory before starting Staff Scientist position.  In 2018 Dr. Manard began working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory within the Chemical and Isotopic Mass Spectrometry Group.  Dr. Manard has 10+ years’ experience with elemental/isotopic analysis.  His primary research efforts are directed toward improvements in elemental/isotopic methodologies including innovative sample introduction schemes (e.g., laser ablation, single particle, and microextraction) as well as novel detection strategies (e.g., collision/reaction cell).