CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: RESEARCH ANALYST
U.S. Bureau of Customs & Border Protection/Department of Homeland Security (CBP/DHS), Laboratories & Scientific Services (LSS): Springfield (VA) Laboratory—July 2000 to present.
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT: STAFF SCIENTIST
U.S. Customs Service (USCS)/Department of the Treasury, LSS: Savannah (GA) Laboratory—May 1997 to July 2000.
COMPUTER-AIDED IMAGE ANALYSIS
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR: CBP Research Project/Method Development: Design of custom three-dimensional computer-aided image analysis system [laser scanner interfaced with coordinate measurement machine (CMM)] to address quantitative issues pertaining to trade enforcement and (or) analysis for classification of commodities of concern. Research and practical laboratory experience with a variety of two-dimensional computer-aided image analysis systems (CCD cameras) for both qualitative and quantitative applications.
EDUCATION: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
University of Maryland College Park, December 1993. Department of Textiles & Consumer Economics. Interdisciplinary fiber science/textile evaluation; digital imaging applications.
> American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)/Criminalistics: Associate 2009; Full Member 2014-present
> American Chemical Society (1999-present)
> ASTM International: Voting member for—
E 30.11, “Forensic Sciences: Interdisciplinary Forensic Science Standards” (2003-present).
E 56.01, “Nanotechnology: Terminology and Nomenclature” (2006-present).
E57: 3D Imaging Systems Subcommittee 57.01, “Terminology,” and 57.02, “Test Methods” (2006-present).
> American Society of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC): Senior Member 1998-present.
> The Fiber Society: Elected Member—1994. Elected Offices: Secretary--2016; President--2014. Appointed Offices: Governing Council—2010-2012; Awards Committee; Publications Committee.
US Navy Veteran