Joseph Sears, Ph.D.
Technical Director & Senior Scientist
Dr. Sears is a senior scientist 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 spectroscopy laboratory for more than 20 years at Montana State University where he also directed student research efforts. Dr. Sears has extensive experience performing forensic toxicology, narcotics and alcohol analyses and in providing expert testimony.