Luisa Profeta

Luisa Profeta is a senior scientist at Alakai Defense Systems, focusing on the intersection of the chemistry and explosives parts of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) with optical spectroscopy and algorithm performance. Prior to joining ADS in 2015, her research and responsibilities included leading 24/7 reachback services for government customers, constructing extensive Fourier transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR) and Raman libraries for hand-portable instrumentation, training government personnel on optical spectroscopy equipment, building quantitative FTIR gas-phase libraries for prescribed-military-base-burns, and developing new methodology for nonlinear design of multivariate optical elements used in multivariate optical computing applications. She holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Dallas.