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Bioanalytical, Microfluidic, and Nanotechnology Instrument Development Expert

Technical Consultant #1811


  • Design of microfluidic devices and instrumentation for analytical and forensic analysis.
  • Development of biological sensor and methods for protein and DNA detection.
  • Development of miniaturized methods for processing of biological samples.
  • Integration of novel technologies to new applications and processes.
  • Scientific writing for grant proposals and other scientific publications.


Undisclosed Company, 2010 - Present

  • Principal and Consultant for clients' companies providing services in:
  • Building spectroscopic instrumentation for nanofluidic devices.
  • Developing enzyme linked immunoassay methods.
  • Developing instrumentation for analytical environmental testing.
  • Petroleum storage equipment business.
  • Grant proposal writing.
  • Freelance scientific writing and researching.

Pettit Applied Technologies, Charlottesville, VA, Director of Scientific Operations, 2007 - 2010

  • Development of carbon nanotube optical sensors.
  • Integration of quantum dots into hybrid carbon nanotube sensors.
  • Development of automated instrumentation for microfluidic devices.
  • Development of carbon nanotube biosensors.
  • Grant proposal writing.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville,VA,Department of Chemistry, 1999 - 2010

Positions Served

  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor, 2010
  • Research Assistant Professor, 2003 - 2010
  • Senior Scientist, 2002 - 2003
  • Research Associate and Lab Manager, 1999 - 2002


  • Management of the bioanalytical laboratory with up to 40 researchers.
  • Management of a Class 100 cleanroom facility.
  • Research into new solid phases for DNA and protein purification and detection.
  • Design and fabrication of microfluidic devices for clinical and forensic applications.
  • Development of instrumentation for microfluidic devices.
  • Instruction of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Grant proposal writing.

DOE - National Energy Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995 - 1999

Pre and Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Development of kinetic models for coal liquefaction.
  • Instrumentation repair and upgrading including: TGA, GC-MS, HPLC.
  • Extraction and analysis of coal liquefaction products.
  • Analysis of diesel fuel additives by GC-MS.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,1993

  • Research Technician, Hematology and Oncology Department
  • Evaluation of protein interactions with DNA for oncogenes.

City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Alternative Vehicle Fuels Program, Program Manager, 1992

  • Management of the Natural Gas Vehicle program.
  • Grant proposal writing and management.

Honors & Publications


  • Recognized laboratory Manager - Laboratory Equipment Magazine
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Post-Doctoral Fellow


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - Member
  • American Chemical Society - Member
  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Member
  • Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Society - Member

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - Member
  • American Chemical Society - Member
  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Member
  • Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Society - Member

Publications and Patents

  • 62 peer reviewed publications, and 9 book chapters.
  • 3 patents.


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • M.S.Ch.E. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.S.E. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA
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