Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry
University of Latvia, Latvia
Dr Arturs Viksnai is the Professor at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry. A. Viksna obtained his scientific degree in analytical chemistry of ion selective electrodes at University of Latvia in 1993, but licentiate degree in Environmental Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in 1996. Now he is vice-dean at Faculty of Chemistry and chair of Analytical Chemistry Department at University of Latvia. He is also a member of Virtual Institute of Reference Materials (VIRM).
Development and application of new analytical methods in trace elements analysis for the studies of environmental pollution (including airborne particles), archaeology, apatites and new functional materials (including nano). Research is focused on application of different elemental analysis methods: ICP-MS with laser ablation system, X-Ray fluorescence, stripping potentiometry and some other techniques.