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  1. 1. Todd B. Colin Ph.D. 985 Victor Rd, Macedon, NY, 14502 Phone: (315) 986-8837 Email: ToddBColin@AOL.com Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddbcolin SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Research scientist with 17 years research and development experience in diverse technologies. Innovative problem solver with proven ability to integrate technologies and multifunctional teams to achieve aggressive results. Analytical specialist excels in compiling data from multiple sources and measurement systems to provide guidance and improvement of product features and markets, improving customer satisfaction and return on investment. Highly competent in: Gas Analysis Analyzer Design Process Analysis Analyzer Products Vacuum Systems Mass Spectrometry Project Management Data Analysis Sales Support Pumping Systems Spectroscopy Computer Interfacing Process Understanding Service Support Sublimator Design Environmental CEMS System Integration Process Modeling Marketing Support Residual Gas Analysis PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Colin Consulting Consultant 2009- Present Provided engineering support and product training on process mass spectrometry equipment. • Developed on-line analysis of autothermal reforming processes by process mass spectrometry • Writing book chapter on process mass spectrometry in petroleum and petrochemical applications. Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sugar Land TX. Senior Applications Specialist 2006 - 2009 Provided applications support for analyzer products including FTIR and process mass spectrometer systems hardware, software and applications. Developed new applications for new markets and new products to enhance existing offerings. Provided technical support and training to customers and field service engineers in support of revenue growth. • Used VOC data to develop a modular sample system deployable across multiple applications. Outsourced the manufacturing to vendors of NeSSI platform to appeal to the pharmaceutical market. • Reclaimed lost clients from competition by generating applications and demonstrations that out performed the competition. Sales increased by over $0.4M/year. • Solidified multi-analyzer system contracts by providing technical support to sales team and providing clients with engineering support. Sales increased by over $0.25M/year. • Improved sales revenue by using demo equipment to analyze customer samples and provide process insights not previously detected. Sales increased by over $0.25M/year. Field Service Specialist 2004 - 2006 Provided on-site support for process mass spectrometer systems hardware, software and applications. Led initiatives to improve spare parts inventories, trunk stock management, and new applications development. Provided customer training on mass spectrometer systems. • Improved customer retention by providing expedient emergency service to key clients using resourceful product knowledge to make field repairs to minimize down time. Down time reduced by 50%. • Improved customer satisfaction during installations of equipment by engineering field changes to meet changes in customer process. Customer Satisfaction Score increased by 10% • Improved reliability of analyzer systems by training clients on proper maintenance procedures using customized training materials. Reduced repeat service calls substantially. • Analyzed problematic analyzer systems, found root cause and assist customer in correcting the problem. Provided changes to analyzer for future detection of the problem for faster resolution in the event of reoccurrence. Preserved 2 large clients as customers.
  2. 2. Todd B. Colin, Ph.D. Page 2 315-986-8837 ToddBColin@aol.com Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester NY. Research Associate 1999 – 2004 Developed and implemented new process measurement systems and manufacturing processes. Led projects with multifunctional teams to achieve company goals. • Prepared documentation and procedures to meet environmental air emission regulation compliance for air emission monitoring systems. • Developed and implemented small-scale process simulation equipment, including model rotary and vacuum tray dryers, and humidity conditioning chambers providing process understanding for synthetic chemicals manufacturing. • Developed and implemented a mass spectrometer system to measure residual gasses in a high temperature vacuum furnace to allow processing of optical glasses for lightweight optics applications. • Developed and implemented a mass spectrometer system to analyze the solvent vapor composition inside bulk chemical dryers both under vacuum and at atmospheric pressure to determine if the atmosphere was explosive. Senior Chemist 1996 - 1999 Developed and implemented new process measurement systems. Provided technical consultation and leadership to multifunctional teams to achieve business unit goals. • Developed and implemented a $750K process mass spectrometer system for determination of complex mixtures of volatile organic compounds applied to the determination of lower explosive limit in coating machines. • Developed and implemented a process mass spectrometer system for the determination of complex mixtures of volatile organic compounds at low concentration for environmental air emission monitoring. • Designed, developed and implemented a near infrared system for moisture and solvent measurement in bulk chemical dryers to reduce unit manufacturing costs by preventing material from being over dried. • Developed and implemented a process GC system for on-line process control of a distillation process that allowed direct release of product, eliminated a $750,000 capital investment in tanks and improved product yield. Analytical Chemist 1992 – 1995 Developed new process measurement systems, and process measurements. Provided technical consultation to multifunctional teams using process measurements to improve the understanding of the process. • Measured off-gas concentrations via on-line mass spectrometry and gas chromatography analysis resulting in improved process understanding of synthetic chemical synthesis, reducing process upsets during full scale runs. • Designed and implemented an atmospheric conditioning chamber for determination of the hygroscopicity of organic materials to improve stability during shipping storage and handling. • Supported on-line chemical measurements at laboratory, pilot, and production scale allowing measurements to follow new processes from the laboratory to manufacturing reducing the time and costs required for scale up. • Developed and implemented a simple membrane sample system and VOC sensor for in-line monitoring of industrial sewer laterals for environmental compliance. EDUCATION Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. M.S. Analytical Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. B.S. Chemistry (ACS certified), Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES American Chemical Society - Analytical Division, since 1986. AWARDS Process Instruments Division: Presidents award for Service, Thermo Electron, 2006 Outstanding Innovation Award, Eastman Kodak, 1998
  3. 3. Todd B. Colin, Ph.D. Page 3 315-986-8837 ToddBColin@aol.com TECHNICAL ADDENDUM PUBLICATIONS Mendez,, A.; Colin, T. et al Spectroscopic Analysis of Petroleum Products and Lubricants, ASTM Books – To be Published 2010. Down, R.D.; Lehr, J.H.; Colin T. et. al.; Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2004 Chalmers, J.; Colin T. et al.; Spectroscopy in Process Analysis; Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield England; 2000 Kaltenbach, T.; Colin, T. “Chemometric Modeling for Process Mass Spectrometry Applications”, Journal of Process Analytical Chemistry,(III)1,1998,p43-52. Colin, T. “Vacuum Dryer Endpoint Prediction using Process Mass Spectrometry”, Journal of Process Analytical Chemistry, (III)1,1998,p63-70. Colin, T. “Process Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Process Understanding”, Journal of Process Analytical Chemistry,(II)5,6, 1997, p410-415. Colin, T.; Yang, K-H.; Arnold, M. A.; Small, G. W.; Stwalley, W. C. "The Effect of Length and Diameter on the Signal-to- Noise Ratio of Evanescent Field Absorption Fiber-Optic Sensors", Applied Spectroscopy. (46) 7, 1991, p1291-1295. Colin, T.; Yang, K-H.; Stwalley, W. C. "The Effect of Mode Distribution on Evanescent Field Intensity: Applications in Optical Fiber Sensors", Applied Spectroscopy. (45) 8, 1991, p1291-1295. Beatty, J.; Colin T. "An Inexpensive Linear Thermistor Thermometer for Cryoscopic and Calorimeter Measurements and Lecture Demonstrations" Journal of Chemical Education. (64) 5, 1987, p500. PRESENTATIONS Colin, T. “On-line analysis of Autothermal Reforming Processes by Process Mass Spectrometry”, 24th International Forum Process Analytical Chemistry- IFPAC, Baltimore, MD, January, 2010 Colin, T. “Application of Process Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Measuring High Concentrations of Acid Gasses in Process Effluent”, 19th International Forum Process Analytical Chemistry- IFPAC, Baltimore, MD, January, 2005 Colin, T. “Development of a High-Capacity Sublimator for OLED Chemicals”, 2003 Eastman Kodak Company Engineering Conference: Engineering – Enabling the Critical Few, Rochester, New York, October, 2003. Colin, T. “Process Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Process Understanding and Control”, 2001 Eastman Kodak Company Engineering Conference: Breaking Through into the 21st Century, New York, October, 2001. Colin, T. “Ten Years of Process Mass Spectrometry: Tips, Tricks, Trials, and Tribulations”, 15th International Forum Process Analytical Chemistry- IFPAC, Amelia Island, Florida, January, 2001. Colin, T. “Application of Process Mass Spectrometry to the Detection of Lower Explosive Limit”, 12th International Forum Process Analytical Chemistry- IFPAC, Orlando, Florida, January, 1998 Colin, T. “Process Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for ‘Debugging’ Biofiltration Applications”, 11th International Forum Process Analytical Chemistry- IFPAC, Seattle, Washington, February, 1997. Colin, T. “Vacuum Dryer Endpoint Prediction using Process Mass Spectrometry”, 10th International Forum Process Analytical Chemistry- IFPAC, Orlando, Florida, January, 1996. Colin, T. “Process Mass Spectrometry as a Tool for Process Understanding”,9th International Forum Process Analytical Chemistry- IFPAC, Houston, Texas, January, 1995.
  4. 4. Todd B. Colin, Ph.D. Page 4 315-986-8837 ToddBColin@aol.com Colin, T.; Arnold, M. A.; Small, G. W.; Stwalley, W. C. "The Design of an FTNIR Evanescent Field Absorption Fiber Optic Sensor", Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Chicago, Illinois, March, 1991. Colin, T.; Arnold, M. A.; Small, G. W.; Stwalley, W. C. "In-line Analytical Instrumentation for Optimized Corn Processing" Iowa Academy of Sciences Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, April 21, 1990. Colin, T.; Stwalley, W. C. "Design of a Neodymium pH Sensor" Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Chicago, Illinois, October 2, 1989.

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