ALFRED D. [KIPP] BARKSDALE, PH.D.

Consulting Chemist
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: (612) 822-9825
Fax: (612) 821-0852
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EDUCATION:
A. B. in History [1964], Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
M. S. in Chemistry [1968], Case Western Reserve University
Ph.D. in Chemistry [1971], Case Western Reserve University
Postdoctoral studies in Biophysical Chemistry [1971-1973], University of Minnesota
Certificates in ISO 9000 Implementation and Documentation [1994], Anoka Hennepin Technical College

TECHNICAL INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE:
Problem solving for the frustrated client
Regulatory compliance [e.g., Material Safety Data Sheets, OSHA manuals, Consumer Product Safety Commission registrations]
Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs and documentation for the small business and the laboratory
Custom chemical analysis solutions

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY:

  • Senior level chemist with over twenty years experience in industry, private practice, and academics.
  • Proven skills in environmental, chemical, and physical sciences, in oral and written communications, and in technical problem solving for clients and customers
  • Experience in training staff in analytical techniques [thermal analysis, mechanical testing, chromatography, statistics, laboratory related computer software]
  • Demonstrated success in quality programs for small business and laboratories

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice as Consulting Chemist [1992 to present]
Independent contractor providing custom consulting services in analytical chemistry; new business ventures for laboratories; quality assurance/quality control planning and documentation; ISO 9000 preparation, implementation, and documentation; OSHA and other worker and workplace safety programs;; regulatory affairs; and expert witness

Client types have included:

  • food and grain laboratories [QA/QC, new business ventures]
  • producer of engine coolants [design and equip laboratory, develop test protocols, help the facility achieve ISO 9002 certification]
  • major developer and supplier of ammunition [deactivate waste streams that were toxic, corrosive, and explosive; improve waste water treatment capabilities; devise analytical test methods; material safety data sheets for wastes and for projectiles]
  • marketers of childrens' art products [toxicological studies of ingredients, documentation to secure compliance to requirements of Consumer Product Safety Commission, allow client to sell products to major chain stores]
  • rubber and plastics manufacturers [understand failure analysis using mechanical testing, thermal analysis, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and wet chemical methods]
  • medical device producers [develop and execute test protocols to satisfy FDA; identify and correct production problems using FTIR and SEM; failure analysis]
  • hair care product manufacturer [tests of composition of competitors' products; expert witness in fraud trial]
  • vendors of cleaning products [material safety data sheets; deformulation of competitors' products; expert witness in fraud trial]

Ecolab Inc [1982-1991]

  • Institutional products technical support [solve customers' problems; improve material safety data program for over 2000 products]
  • Analytical Chemistry group [develop thermal analysis facility; design and implement Laboratory Information Management System; study chromatography of surfactants and other ingredients of cleaning products]

University of Minnesota [1973-1982]

  • Taught analytical and general chemistry
  • Trained in elements of environmental and occupational toxicology
  • Researched toxicology of workplace and domestic toxicants
  • Wrote fourteen successful grant proposals to NIH, NSF, and EPA
  • Developed statistical analysis of complex biophysical processes

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Over 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Two book length review articles. Many presentations to local and national groups in chromatography, thermal analysis, and biophysical analysis.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American and Minnesota Chemical Societies
  • Midwest Thermal Analysis Forum [Board, Corresponding Secretary]
  • Minnesota Chromatography Forum
  • American Society for Testing and Materials
  • Association of Official Analytical Chemists International

AVOCATIONS

  • President and Soccer Chair for the Southwest Activities Council, Minneapolis.
  • Founder and Vice President of Minneapolis United, Soccer for the City
  • Member of the Choir of St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis, for eight years.
  • Played several leading roles for the Minnesota Singers Theater, Minneapolis.
  • Walking [the lakes of Minneapolis command a visit 360/365 days per year]


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