Thermo Fisher Scientific
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Matthew MacLennan, Pacific Rim Laboratories will provide an overview of PFAS analysis using MS/MS for compliance monitoring methods and look at the requirements for the analysis of PFAS in water and soil.
Matthew MacLennan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director of LC/MS, Pacific Rim Laboratories
Matthew is senior scientist and Director of LC/MS method development at Pacific Rim Laboratories in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He has obtained ISO 17025 accreditation for PFAS testing in water and soil according to EPA 537.1 and ASTM methods. Matthew has 5 years’ experience analyzing complex contaminant mixtures such as naphthenic acids and oil sands process-affected water using capillary electrophoresis, TOFMS and Orbitrap MS, working in conjunction with Environment Canada. Matthew obtained his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Richard Jack, Ph.D., Senior Director of Vertical Marketing, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Richard is the senior director of vertical marketing for the environmental and industrial markets at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. with over 15 years’ experience with chromatography and mass spectrometry for the environmental, semiconductor, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Richard collaborates with global regulatory agencies to develop validated methods through new applications, instrumentation, column chemistries, and software. Richard is a former EPA Scientific Advisor for the EPA’s panel on Hydraulic Fracturing, a coauthor for EPA 557 and 557.1 along with ASTM D8001 and updates to D4327 and D6919 methods. He is currently the Second Vice Chairman for the ASTM D19 subcommittee on water analysis. Previously Richard was a product manager for Dionex and Hitachi High Technologies where he designed analytical instrumentation, including IC and HPLC systems, pumps, autosamplers, and a variety of detectors. Richard received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and anaerobic microbiology from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA. He received his Master’s degree in ecology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.
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