Dr. Heinz Huber Selected to Lead Chemistry Lab at Center for Laboratory Sciences (CLS)


RJ Lee Group, Inc. and the Center for Laboratory Sciences (CLS), Pasco, Washington (on the campus of Columbia Basin College), welcome Dr. Heinz Huber to the position of Senior Scientist. In this capacity, Dr. Huber’s main responsibility will be to oversee all CLS analytical chemistry projects and to facilitate continuous improvement using LEAN process optimization to standardize methodology and promote cost effectiveness. As part of an effort to increase awareness of the laboratory’s capabilities, Dr. Huber will also be reaching out to both current and potential clients to discuss plans and develop new business opportunities in the Tri-City area.

Prior to joining RJ Lee Group’s CLS, Dr. Huber was a Senior Scientist in the Process Chemistry group at the 222-S Laboratory at the DOE Hanford site where he tested specific techniques as they applied in highly radioactive and caustic environments. His 16 years’ experience in radiochemistry and geochemistry give him insight into both the “big picture” and sub-atomic views on chemical reactions. His expertise ranges from technology development to instrument optimization and chemical and mineralogical characterization of specialized materials. Rich Lee, President and CEO of RJ Lee Group, parent company of CLS, has high praise for Dr. Huber. “CLS uses a unique approach – integrating educational and commercial activities – to provide students with real-world problem solving in a state-of-the-art laboratory. Heinz has both the academic and hands-on experience we need to take CLS to the next level, expanding and optimizing services while supporting the development of a first-class laboratory workforce.”

Dr. Huber received a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria and an MSc. in Chemistry and Mathematics from the Vienna University of Technology. He has lectured extensively in both the United States and Austria and has taught environmental chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Vienna University of Technology.

About RJ Lee Group

RJ Lee Group is an industrial forensics laboratory and a leader in providing innovative solutions to challenges in materials characterization, forensic engineering, and information management. For 30 years, we have been using our scientific expertise, instrumentation and technology to offer support strategies and provide solutions to our customers worldwide. RJ Lee Group is a 300-person company with headquarters located in Monroeville, PA. For more information, visit our website at www.rjleegroup.com.

For more information about the Center for Laboratory Sciences, contact Dr. Heinz Huber, at hhuber@rjleegroup.com or (509) 545-4989.

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