Jackson State University,
Zikri Arslan received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in analytical chemistry with an emphasis on applied plasma source mass spectrometry. He was a National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral scholar between 2000 and 2002; worked at NOAA/NEFSC Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sandy Hook, NJ. He also worked as research scientist (2002-2003) at the University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory on otolith micromilling protocols for identification of bluefin tuna stocks. His research interests span from nanoparticle detection to analytical method development involving plasma spectrometry. He published more than 50 papers, served as guest editor and reviewer for major analytical and environmental chemistry journals.