Our Mission

Iolite has been around for a long time but we realise that there are now a number of new software products available to LA-ICP-MS users. How do you choose? We believe that our key advantages are:

Produced exclusively by a team of academics at the cutting edge of laser ablation research – see below for some of our many contributions to this field

15 years of continued development and improvement

Compatible with almost any laser+ICPMS system. No need to ‘shoehorn’ your data into someone else’s data format. We do all the hard work for you with carefully crafted importers for a wide range of instruments

It’s not a ‘black box’. Easily visualise your data at any stage in processing from the raw files to the final publication results with appropriate uncertainties, LODs etc.

A wide array of support options and a long history of responding to user requests for new functionality

Years of Experience




Community Members



Who We Are

Meet the team that makes iolite.

Joe Petrus
Senior Developer

iolite Steering Committee

iolite is guided by the following Steering Committee members

John Hellstrom

Janet Hergt

Jon Woodhead

Chad Paton

Bence Paul