A diligent, responsible, hardworking professional with the ability to oversee a group of research associate level analysts and collaborating with other groups such as process development, formulation development, quality, and manufacturing. Experience with establishing timelines, coordinating analytical activities, engaging cross functional teams and ensuring timely delivery of analytical work packages to support development from raw materials through volume production. You can depend on my professionalism, commitment, technical and interpersonal skills to ensure that your long and short term goals are met.
UV-VIS, FT-IR, chromatography instruments
Analytical Method development
Management/Leadership Training - Harvard Business School
Project Management Franklin Covey
Disc Drive Basics -Knowledge Tek (IDEMA)
Microscopy of Small Particles and Droplets - The MacCrone Group
TSI Particle Analysis - TSI
01/2005 to 01/2017
Senior Staff - Material Scientist
Worked independently to plan and schedule activities necessary to meet project timelines.
Prepared standard reports/documentation to communicate results to the technical and non-technical communities.
Invented/ created concepts and designs for new products/processes, and submitted idea disclosures.
Trained and/or provided work direction to other lab personnel.
Demonstrated PDP/TDP system knowledge through delivery of high quality deliverables.
Understands and has constructed, working with cross functional teams, basic verification and validation test plans.
Has prepared engineering documentation, data presentations and analysis.
Has worked cooperatively with process development, design assurance, quality, manufacturing on complex projects and troubleshooting to ensure project success.
Experience summarizing, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from complex test results.
Participated with senior management to establish objectives and define strategies for multiple labs, and raw materials qualification strategies.
Ability to prepare, review, conduct, develop and/or validate analytical methods and product specifications.
Experience with overseeing the development and validation of analytical methods.
Conducted/managed routine and advanced analytical tests in accordance with SOPs and specifications.
Authored and or reviewed protocols, reports, methods, standard operation procedures.
Performed independent scheduling and coordination of analytical activities to maintain schedules.
Supervisory experience with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills that lead directly to the advancement of others and of the department.
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Troubleshooted analytical problems and conducted laboratory investigation and prepared laboratory investigation report.
Theoretical, practical, and technical understanding of multiple analytical instruments.
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Expertise in quality control, stability studies, method validations and characterization of new batches.
Proven record of method development, method qualification and technical transfer, and an ability to implement new methods and technologies.
Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, fast-paced and complex environment.
Assisted in the development of computer systems for sample tracking, (Laboratory Information Management System), laboratory equipment, raw data handling and storage.
01/1999 to 01/2005
Staff - Head/Media Engineer
Authored SOP for Media Exposure Test (high sensitivity) used in the Material Science Labs.
Authored SOP for Optical Surface Analyzer (OSA) -Engineering Guidelines for Data Interpretation.
Authored SOP for FT-IR Analysis of Lubricant Thickness.
Initiated test plans; reported data, provided leadership in test methods for Particle Analysis.
Analysis, identification, proposed mechanisms of lubricant degradation.
Discovered the effect of known drive contaminants on the lubricant system and gave scientific reasons or corrective actions regarding these chemical contaminants -using tools that the company had on-site.
Suggested alternative lubricants be used in our products based on chemical weaknesses of current lubricant systems.
Proposed alternate methods of monitoring contaminants developed for in-situ tests.
Performed competitive analysis of drives -particulate cleanliness (laser particle counter) and vapor/outgassing cleanliness (GC-MS) testing completed.
Completed temperature dependent particle count testing used to measure aerosoling effects.
Fixed the three largest organic contamination related failure modes in the industry costing the company several million dollars.
01/1997 to 01/1998
Field Service EngineerLambda Physik Coherent Inc － Fort Collins, CO
Installed, repaired, and serviced complex laser systems at medical, industrial, and academic customer sites.
This included mechanical, chemical, optical alignment, and electrical troubleshooting.
This included stepper systems (lithography), dye lasers, and excimer lasers.
Education and Training
Ph.D.: ChemistryColorado State University － Fort Collins, CO, USA
Bachelor of Science: ChemistryCal Poly -San Luis Obispo － San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
American Chemical Society - member since 1994
interpersonal skills, competitive analysis, PDP, delivery, direction, documentation, reports/discussions with senior management, fast, FT-IR, functional, GC, drawing, Interpretation, laboratory equipment, laser, leadership, Leadership Training, Laboratory Information Management System, materials, Material Science, mechanical, multi-tasking, organizational skills, personnel, presentations, process development, processes, Project Management, protocols, quality, quality control, scheduling, scientific, SOP, Supervisory experience, troubleshooting, validation, written communication skills