Ralph is an experienced Senior Chemist with a diversified portfolio in trace organic analytical chemistry. He has 20 years of lab experience in the federal government, has been working in private industry since 1996, and is the founding president of three incorporated laboratories, including Vogon Labs. He has performed and developed analytical methods for a wide range of target chemicals including pesticide residues in foods, human and veterinary drugs, pharmaceuticals and personal care products and other environmental contaminants in water, soil, food and feed and biological matrices.
He has extensive expertise in applications of GC-MS, LC-MS, GC-MS/MS, GC-QTOF and LC-MS/MS. His specialty is qualitative and quantitative analysis by LC-QTOF, a high-resolution accurate mass (HRAM) MS technique.
He is well versed in Mass Profiler Pro (MPP) for metabolomics, process investigations and sample comparisons at the molecular level.