Dr. Taghioskoui is the Chief Executive Officer of Trace Matters Scientific LLC. Dr. Taghioskoui has extensive experience in miniature plasmas with major emphasis on the development of new plasma-based ionization sources for mass spectrometry and plasma gas-phase chemistry. His current research interests includes design and development of mass spectrometry techniques for gas sensing, mini mass spectrometer platforms and the associated components, such as ambient ionization sources, mass analyzers and ion detectors. Dr. Taghioskoui earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry from the George Washington University, and his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Dr. Taghioskoui has received numerous awards for his research on miniaturization of plasma sources including a First-Prize Award for Washington Society of Engineers/Young Engineer Prize Paper Competition, a First-Prize Award for District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies Paper Competition, a Best Poster Award for Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, a Third Place Award for Society of Satellite Professionals International Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Engineering Student Project Competition on Space Systems, and a Research Excellence Award presented to him by the President of the George Washington University, among others. Dr. Taghioskoui has published extensively in the areas of miniature plasmas, chemical instrumentation, and nanotechnology. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences and his publications appear among the Top 25 Hottest Articles in the Science Direct database.