Nathan Bramall, PhD
CEO & Founding Member
Nathan leads the team at LMT, using his 15 years of experience developing novel spectroscopic instruments and microfluidic platforms in various form-factors and deploying them in extreme environments such as the South Pole, Greenland, and Alaska. He has deep experience designing and constructing highly-sensitive fluorescence spectrometers tuned to detect minerals, proteins, and other biosignatures in form-factors ranging from borehole loggers to flow-cell instruments. As a senior scientist at Los Gatos Research, he also developed a number of high-performance tunable diode laser spectrometers in both single-pass and cavity-enhanced (ICOS) geometries covering the NIR and Mid-IR regions. He also has experience developing miniaturized microfluidic platforms end-to-end, including all of the hardware, electronics, and firmware. Additionally, he has worked on the NASA Ames O/OREOS satellite project doing mechanical design, optical spectroscopy, payload preparation, and process methods-and-testing of organic thin films and miniature reaction cells. He holds a PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley.