Bryan R. Bandli, Ph.D.

Bryan R. Bandli, Ph.D.

Bryan Bandli, Ph.D. is a mineralogist and microscopist with over a decade of practical experience performing microanalytical investigations of a wide variety of materials. He has worked extensively on the characterization of asbestos and mineral fibers using scanning electron microscopy, exploring the application of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) techniques to the identification of particulate matter and asbestos. His past work includes characterization of amphibole... Read more

Kristin L. Bunker, Ph.D.

Kristin L. Bunker, Ph.D.

Kristin L. Bunker, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, is currently a Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc. where she specializes in the analysis and characterization of materials utilizing ultra high-resolution electron microscopy and X-ray spectroscopy techniques. She directs and conducts forensic examinations of particulate, nanomaterials, coatings, and thin films in advanced materials, environmental, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical projects. Dr. Bunker works... Read more

Gary S. Casuccio

Gary S. Casuccio

Mr. Gary Casuccio is a Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc., where he focuses on environmental particulate analysis, air quality and nanomaterials characterization. Mr. Casuccio was involved a multi-phase study on unbound nanoparticles (UNP), conducted in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), to evaluate worker exposure and potential environmental release of UNP. He has also developed techniques for characterization of particulate matter using CCSEM... Read more

Vincent B. Conrad, Ph.D.

Vincent B. Conrad, Ph.D.

Dr. Vince Conrad is a Consulting Scientist at RJ Lee Group, where he is responsible for coordinating the development of laboratory/technical services and implementation of projects to address the constantly changing needs of the coal, gas, power generation, and water industries. As former Director of Technical Services at CONSOL Energy (R&D), Dr. Conrad used his analytical chemistry background to resolve environmental, maintenance, safety, and supply chain management issues and worked with engineers to develop new processes and procedures to solve operational,... Read more

James B. Duncan, Ph.D.

James B. Duncan, Ph.D.

Dr. James Duncan has worked on the United States Department of Energy Hanford site for approximately 24 years. During that time, he worked as lead engineer for the 100 Area Pump and Treat feasibility tests to intercept chrome (VI) before entering the Columbia River and the salmon spawning areas. Dr. Duncan was responsible for the selection of unit operations to clarify the N Basin spent nuclear fuel pool for D&D. He also identified a resin to remove radioactive cesium from KE Basin, allowing closure. During his time at the 222-S Laboratory, he instituted the... Read more

Don Ewert

Don Ewert

Don Ewert is a consulting Occupational Health specialist with RJ Lee Group, having practiced in the field of Industrial Hygiene for more than 30 years. His educational background and career expertise also include Toxicology, Epidemiology and Medical Management, where he served as industry liaison to Pinnacol Assurance and as Research Scholar in the Center for Environmental Toxicology and Technology. Don is currently recognized as a peer-reviewed, full... Read more

Christopher M. Hefferan, Ph.D.

Christopher M. Hefferan, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris Hefferan is a physicist whose expertise includes materials characterization using a variety of analytical techniques, as well as software development for advanced image segmentation of microscopy images. He is one of the original developers of the near-field High Energy X-ray Diffraction Microscopy (nf-HEDM) setup at Advanced Photon Source (APS) 1-ID beam line at Argonne National Laboratory and has produced some of the first scientific results using this emerging... Read more

Stephanie Horner

Stephanie Horner

Stephanie Horner is an expert in the preparation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of gunshot residue (GSR) evidence using Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS). She is qualified as an expert witness for criminal trial in the states of North Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Florida, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, as well as in New Zealand. She is an active member of the team responsible for the laboratory’s successful accreditation by Read more

Heinz J. Huber, Ph.D.

Heinz J. Huber, Ph.D.

Dr. Heinz Huber is Senior Project Manager in particular for projects related to PTR-MS and the Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratory (CBAL). This includes the startup of the Hanford tank farm vapor monitoring support by RJ Lee Group and the initiation of a study connecting Washington State Universities’ Laboratory for Air Research (WSU LAR) with the Washington and Oregon Departments of Ecology to identify sources of ozone precursors within the Eastern... Read more

Lykourgos Iordanidis, Ph.D.

Lykourgos Iordanidis, Ph.D.

Dr. Lykourgos Iordanidis is a senior chemist and the Laboratory Manager of Analytical Services for RJ Lee Group. He oversees and directs the organic and inorganic laboratories in providing services to a broad range of industries for quality of materials, component performance, and forensic investigation. Dr. Iordanidis directs analysis for quality of materials, component performance, and forensic investigations. His team routinely investigates for regulatory compliance,... Read more

Stephen Kennedy, Ph.D.

Stephen Kennedy, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Kennedy, Senior Scientist, is an expert in the speciation of soils and clay minerals, as well as determination of the abundance and composition of heavy metals in soil and dust for sourcing, remediation and assessment of potential health effects. He has an extensive background and experience in airborne particle characterization and in determining particle populations to predict size distribution for environmental and industrial... Read more

Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

Richard J. Lee, Ph.D.

Dr. Lee has over 30 years’ experience specializing in forensic problem solving and technology development. He has managed laboratory operations, designed and developed novel electron microscopes, laboratory automation and information management systems, and commercialized laboratory products. Under Dr. Lee's direction, RJ Lee Group has grown from a small group to more than 200 staff across the country. Dr. Lee serves as a consultant to a wide range of industrial and governmental organizations. He has been an advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Read more

Alan M. Levine, Ph.D.

Alan M. Levine, Ph.D.

Dr. Alan Levine has more than 40 years of experience in materials research and laboratory management. He currently heads RJ Lee Group's technical support program for Delta-Energy, a company whose focus is the depolymerization of tires and other wastes. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Levine has assisted in the pyrolysis plant design and provided material characterization of products from a pyrolysis pilot plant, including gas, oil, and carbon black. He has also worked with... Read more

Larry Lockrem

Larry Lockrem

Mr. Lockrem is the Director of Technology Development for RJ Lee Group’s Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories (formerly Center for Laboratory Sciences.) He has more than 35 years’ experience in environmental chemistry and geochemistry and has been active in research, testing, commercial development, field operation, and management of administrative and applied technology for both industry and government agencies. Mr. Lockrem has been on the DOE Hanford Advisory Board with the primary mission to provide informed recommendations and advice on selected major policy... Read more

Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D.

Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Lupoi is a consulting scientist and Analytical Chemist with RJ Lee Group, specializing in Raman/vibrational spectroscopy. He has worked with leading scientists at Ames Lab, the Joint BioEnergy Institute (a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab), the University of Queensland, and the National Renewable Energy Lab. Before coming to RJ Lee Group, Dr. Lupoi led research projects predominantly focused on the creation of multivariate analysis data models, developed using vibrational spectroscopy coupled with reference methods, like chromatography that... Read more

Steven J. Monaco, Ph.D.

Steven J. Monaco, Ph.D.

Steven Monaco, Ph.D. is a Senior Consulting Scientist at RJ Lee Group. Over the past 20 years, he has led teams and projects while solving complex industrial manufacturing and materials problems in a cost effective and innovative manner. He has extensive experience in project management, process development, plant technical support, cost analysis, and new product development in metals, chemicals, and fossil energy. His broad technical expertise includes... Read more

Allison Murtha Laneve

Allison Murtha Laneve

Allison Murtha Laneve is the Manager of RJ Lee Group's Forensic Science and Biopharma Departments, overseeing and participating in the preparation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of gunshot residue (GSR) evidence using Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) techniques. She is an expert witness and has given testimony in federal, state and county courts for both the prosecution and the defense on more than 65 occasions and is certified... Read more

James V. Pellegrino, Jr.

James V. Pellegrino, Jr.

Mr. James Pellegrino, Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group since 2001, has 50 years’ experience in the fields of metallography, fractography and fracture/failure analysis. He is an expert in conducting investigations of ferrous (carbon, alloy and stainless steel and high temperature alloys) and non-ferrous specimens using both optical and electron microscopy. Mr. Pellegrino has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts, and has consulted on the design, manufacture and failure analysis of mining systems and... Read more

Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Perricone is a Principal Investigator at RJ Lee Group, Inc. where he directs and performs root cause failure analyses for multiple industrial sectors in support of product development, performance optimization, and manufacturing quality assurance. His projects also include addressing warranty, insurance and product liability claims. Dr. Perricone has been accepted as an expert in Corrosion and Materials Science in U.S. District Court and has testified in multiple cases including the... Read more

Keith P. Rickabaugh, CIH

Keith P. Rickabaugh, CIH

Mr. Keith Rickabaugh, CIH, has developed analytical procedures, broad testing programs and instrumental methods to characterize nanoparticles for industrial manufacturers of various products and has developed health and safety guidelines for nanoparticles. His experience also includes the conduct of worker simulation studies of building materials and consumer products to determine potential levels of exposure for chemicals and particulate of concern; evaluation of the... Read more

Sean M. Ruane

Sean M. Ruane

Sean Ruane is a Materials Scientist and Supervisor in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Services Division of RJ Lee Group. Sean has managed and conducted in-depth investigations of Foreign Particulate Matter (FPM) related to contamination identification, particle size and morphology analysis, and source determination. His expertise includes material characterization of materials using molecular spectroscopy (FTIR) for identification of organic components, as well as for the... Read more

Matthew S. Sanchez, Ph.D.

Matthew S. Sanchez, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Sanchez is a Principal Investigator at RJ Lee Group where he leads quality assessments of vermiculite, talc, carbonates, olivine, and other industrial minerals including erionite. He specializes in characterizing asbestos in raw materials and in building products. Dr. Sanchez has also worked at mine and quarry sites to identify occurrences of asbestos. In the lab, he is well-versed in a range of analytical techniques such as polarized light... Read more

Joseph Sears, Ph.D.

Joseph Sears, Ph.D.

Dr. Sears is a senior scientist and Technical Director at Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories at RJ Lee Group, Inc. He is also the lead on method development and implementation of new methods to increase the diversity of services offered by the laboratory. He is experienced in the development and evaluation of methodologies for the analysis of volatile components from hazardous and mixed hazardous waste storage facilities and in consulting on instrument development and modifications for air toxics analysis. Before joining RJ Lee Group, Dr. Sears managed the mass... Read more

Harlan Shober

Harlan Shober

Harlan Shober has over 20 years' of professional experience solving complex problems with state-of-the-art software architectures, serving as principal designer, software architect, and technical lead since 1995. Harlan's key implementations include big data, search and discovery, semantics and ontologies, service oriented architectures, federated security and architectures, workflow automation, and instrument integration. His software projects include RJ Lee Group's LIMS product, Swift, LabSpaces, and SEAMS.... Read more

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Karen Smith is a senior scientist RJ Lee Group, specializing in the identification and characterization of foreign particulate matter (FPM), as well as root cause failure analysis investigations for the life science industry. This expertise appropriately extends to assisting clients in developing proactive measures to manage their FPM issues. Since joining RJ Lee Group in 2008, she has frequently led training courses and presented at seminars for FPM identification. Ms. Smith works... Read more

April Snyder

April Snyder

Ms. Snyder has over 20 years’ experience in concrete petrographic studies and serves as the Construction Materials Laboratory Manager at RJ Lee Group. She conducts evaluations of cementitious materials to identify failure and distress mechanisms using petrographic techniques in combination with chemical and physical testing. Ms. Snyder is a leader in the application of scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) techniques to cementitious materials.... Read more

Brian R. Strazisar, Ph.D.

Brian R. Strazisar, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Strazisar joined RJ Lee Group’s expert team in 2014 and has applied his considerable expertise and experience in cement chemistry to the fields of concrete and construction materials. He has made significant contributions to projects related to concrete service lifetime estimation, forensic failure analysis of concrete, soil stabilization, and concrete/mortar characterization. He was recently retained as an expert on wellbore integrity and environmental impacts of... Read more

Antonios Tasoglou, Ph.D.

Antonios Tasoglou, Ph.D.

Antonios Tasoglou, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist and PTR-MS Specialist at RJ Lee Group. Prior to his work he participated in numerous projects that focused on the study of the atmospheric pollution both in the gas and particle phase. During his Diploma work he joined the FORTH ICE-HT (Patras, Greece) as a research assistant. His research work included extensive air quality measurements as part of the... Read more

Drew R. Van Orden, P.E.

Drew R. Van Orden, P.E.

Mr. Drew Van Orden is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience developing asbestos analytical methods, analyzing asbestos-containing materials, and conducting studies to measure the potential asbestos release from asbestos-containing materials. While at RJ Lee Group, Mr. Van Orden has participated in a number of large national evaluations of ambient asbestos concentration studies, evaluated a number of mines and quarries, and... Read more

Keith E. Wagner

Keith E. Wagner

Keith Wagner is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University in physics and physical metallurgy. He has 30 years of experience in the materials sciences. Mr. Wagner is currently employed with RJ Lee Group as a senior materials scientist, where he has technical and supervisory responsibilities leading failure analysis, process evaluations and defect identification projects for industrial, legal and governmental clientele. He has been employed with RJ Lee... Read more