Last Updated: 1/5/2009 from 1997 Newsletter

Larry Pierce

Email: fiberquant@abilnet.com

University prior to coming to ASU: University of Wisconsin
Status at ASU: Ph.D., Chemistry, 1979

My family and myself

Larry was the first 7*M graduate student to do high-resolution TEM, and he obtained some of the best dark-field photos (of pyrrhotite) to date. His interests were and are in applications of electron-beam methods to solving practical problems. For many years he has worked for SEMTEC in Tempe (see Ed Holdsworth). He now heads a branch, Fiberquant, that does environmental lead analysis: Pb in air filters, paint, soil, wipe samples. “We recently did analyses of playground paints in Phoenix, which got a lot of attention; we also did analyses of vinyl mini-blinds that made the news in a number of cities (and even Tom Brokaw) and resulted in a number of stores pulling them off the shelves. Fiberquant is an internet provider in a small way, and we also design and implement web pages. Fiberquant’s web site (the home of the screaming e-beam) is www.fiberq.com, where we host a number of environmental company pages.” Larry was married in 1988 to Sharon E. Moore, who is a registrar at the Heard museum. No children.

7 * M Research Group at Arizona State University