What We Do
Trace Matters is a technology startup focused on developing the next generation of mass spectrometry instrumentation for a variety of demanding applications. At Trace Matters, we create innovative mass spectrometry hardware, methods, and applications to solve the most demanding chemical analysis needs in various industries. From developing ion sources to operate on Mars to explosive detectors to protect the homeland, we, together with our partners, design and prototype instruments to assist our partners fulfill their missions.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Mazdak Taghioskoui, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Trace Matters Scientific. Dr. Taghioskoui has extensive experience in mass spectrometry instrumentation, with emphasis on the development of field/miniature mass spectrometry technologies. Dr. Taghioskoui has received numerous awards for his research on miniaturization of plasma sources and ambient mass spectrometry, including the First-Prize Award at the Washington Society of Engineers/Young Engineer Prize Paper Competition, the First-Prize Award at the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies Paper Competition, the Best Poster Award of the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, and the Third Place Award of the Society of Satellite Professionals International Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Engineering Project Competition on Space Systems, among others. Dr. Taghioskoui has received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry both from the George Washington University, and his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He was the Bronze Medal winner of the National Chemistry Olympiad in 1998.