Before APL, I
was employed by Millennium Inorganic
Chemicals, now a part of Lyondell Chemicals, at their Research Center in Glen
Burnie, MD. At Millennium I worked in the Analytical Department, as
a Senior Technician and finally as a Researcher. Mostly we
characterized different grades of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment,
surface treatments applied to the pigment, and intermediate
products in the TiO2 manufacturing process. We also performed a great
deal of analysis on products that use titanium dioxide pigment. That includes a wide variety of materials, from paint, to vinyl siding to pumpkin seeds. If it has TiO2 in it, I have probably
had to do some type of analysis on the material.
Millennium, I worked at FMC in Baltimore through Lab Support
as a QC Chemist. I mostly analyzed samples using either GC or
HPLC, for organic components (pesticides and herbicides), with occasional waste-water testing.
While still a student at the University of Maryland, I was an
assistant chemist at the Army Research Lab in Adelphi, MD, where we
worked to develop spectrophotometers, and imaging systems.
For more information on my
education and work experience please visit my online resume.
My interests are diverse, aside from my interest in physical science, I also have a hobbyist's interest in computers, music, and literature.