July 3, 2005

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I received my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from the University of Southern California, my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of North Florida, and my Certificate in Project Management from the University of Delaware.

Here are some key highlights from my career in science and technology:

  • More than seventeen years of experience in product development and materials analysis in academia, government, and commercial groups in advanced technology industries.
  • More than nine years of experience and a proven track record of project management, creating and leading technical teams, writing and editing technical publications and funding proposals for government agencies, providing instruction, and business development.
  • More than eight years of experience in organic electronics in the areas of organic light-emitting materials, conjugated heterocyclic polymers for charge storage applications, and aqueous analyte electrochemical sensors via functionalized carbon nanotube-based devices.
  • More than five years of experience in root cause failure analysis of electronic components, bare boards, and assemblies, as well as soldering, cleaning, and conformal coating processes.
  • In graduate school, my research focused on the synthesis and photo-physics of visible and near-infrared light emitting polymer-lanthanide complexes.
  • Prior to graduate school, I synthesized medicinal compounds for two years at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.
  • Before Mayo, I worked for almost five years as a pharmacy technician.

I have strong technical skills and hands-on experience in creating or modifying existing products and processes using analytical, synthetic organic, and polymer chemistry, as well as materials science and engineering.

I’ve helped develop and qualify existing and new materials and manufacturing processes, as well as figured things out when issues arose and how to get a line up and running again.

Besides science and technology, I have experience in project management, technical writing, communications, and marketing.

Outside of chemistry and the sciences, I enjoy the culinary arts, drawing, photography, reading, gaming, web design, and working with computers.

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“Chemical Shift” comes from a term involved with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, a technique that I performed for many years and used to confirm and/or identify the structure of a chemical, as well as determine said chemical’s purity.

According to the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, a chemical shift is essentially when signals are positioned higher or lower than a known standard. The distance from that standard, along with the line shape, splitting pattern, and the area under the peaks can be used to identify an organic molecule’s structure.

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