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Bryan R. Bandli, Ph.D.

Mineralogist & Microscopist

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. He has employed various automated scanning electron microscopy systems to characterize bulk materials and particulate for mining, geology, and stack emission testing projects. Dr. Bandli has successfully applied electron backscatter detection (EBSD) to the identification of asbestos minerals and zeolites.

Prior to joining RJ Lee Group, Dr. Bandli managed an analytical laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where he was involved in numerous high-level research projects on a wide range of subjects including geology, biology, ecology, medicine, engineering, and failure analysis.


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Education History

  1. 2013

    Ph.D., Geology

    University of Idaho
  2. 2002

    M.S., Geology

    University of Idaho
  3. 2000

    B.S., Soils (Earth Science)

    North Dakota State University

Professional Experience

  1. 2015 - Present
    Principal Investigator
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 2013 - 2015
    Research Associate
    University of Minnesota
  3. 2008 - 2013
    University of Minnesota
  4. 2007 - 2008
    Senior Research Scientist
    MVA Scientific Consultants
  5. 2002 - 2007
    Research Microscopist
    MVA Scientific Consultants
  6. 2000 - 2002
    Research Assistant
    University of Idaho
  7. 2000 - 2002
    Teaching Assistant
    University of Idaho


  • Member
    Mineralogical Society of America
  • Member
    Microscopy Society of America
  • Member
    Microanalytical Society