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Metals/Oxides, Semiconductors, and Polymers Analytical Chemist Consultant

Technical Consultant #1455


Expertise

  • Analytical chemistry, including identification of "unknown" materials.
  • Chemical synthesis and testing laboratory.
  • Chemical equilibria and ion activity in concentrated and corrosive solutions.
  • Physical chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and electrochemistry.
  • Materials chemistry, processing and physical properties.
  • SEM, IR NMR, GC, HPLC and Microprobe elemental analysis.
  • Microprobe elemental analysis.
  • Magnetic materials chemistry, structure and magnetic property measurements.
  • OSHA regulatory compliance, including "Hazard Communications" and "Laboratory Standards."
  • Technical staff training, laboratory and instrument operation.
  • Market research and business plan development.

Experience

Independent Chemical Consultant, 1999 - Present

Selected list of projects

  • Biochemical manufacturer: Ensured import/export, Home Land Security (DHS), state, and local regulatory compliance.
  • Stainless steel processor: Developed methods to monitor etching bath composition with atomic absorption spectroscopy of trace metal ions, pH analysis and modeling of sulfuric and chromic acid solutions.
  • Trained analytical laboratory staff.
  • Auto parts manufacturer: Identified "unknown" industrial adhesives by FT-IR spectroscopy.
  • Testing laboratory: Developed testing methodology for measuring corrosive gases at ppm and ppb concentration using mass spectrometry.
  • Chemical manufacturer: Analyzed customer shipment issues by FT-IR spectroscopy and SEM electron microscopy.
  • Silicon semiconductor processing: Optimized the composition of silicon wafer cleaning solutions and developed a chemical equilibrium model for hydrofluoric acid (HF/NH3/HCl/H2O) solutions for class 1 clean room protocol.

University Faculty, Analytical and Physical Chemistry, 1987 - 2007

  • Instructor: Chemical equilibria, laboratory analysis, thermodynamics, spectroscopy and HPLP and GC chromatography, including laboratory safety.
  • Research interests: Magnetic materials and single crystal metal oxide crystal growth.

Chemical Studies and Guidance in the Following Areas

  • Agriculture & Food Processing Chemistry
  • Acid/Base/Buffer Chemistry
  • Chemical Hygiene & Safety
  • Chemical Synthesis & Purification
  • Crystal Structure
  • Customer Reports on Chemical Analysis
  • Identification of Suppliers
  • Magnetic Materials
  • OSHA & Safety Compliance
  • Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
  • Process Optimization
  • Properties of Materials
  • Radon & Radiation Monitoring
  • Semiconductor Processing
  • Waste Disposal

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Chair of County Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Treasurer of American Chemical Society Local Section
  • Program Chair and Councilor of American Chemical Society Technical Division

Publications

  • Author of referred publications and conference presentations on magnetic susceptibility, magnetic anisotropy, resistivity, laser fluorescence and photoionization, and chemical equilibrium.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • B.S. Chemistry, Carrol College, Waukesha, WI
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