Product Marketing Engineer, SEM/DualBeam, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Daniel Phifer is a Product Marketing Engineer at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Daniel provides technical support on SEM, ESEM and DualBeam™ configurations and techniques for materials science. In his almost 20 years at Thermo Fisher Scientific, he has worked in several positions, gaining insight on materials, from metals, minerals, semiconductor devices, forensics, polymers and composites that are either conductive or non-conductive, beam sensitive and sometimes reactive.
Before Thermo Fisher Scientific, Daniel worked for approximately 10 years at the Oak Ridge National Lab complex near Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, where he worked directly with top materials scientists, including David Joy, Larry Allard and Karen Moore. At the Oak Ridge sites, he worked on diverse topics such as soil and air environmental assessment, storage and disposal for nuclear material, and dynamic (heating/cooling/tensile) applications in the early days of Environmental SEM. Daniel has an MS from the University of Tennessee and a BA from Auburn University.