Philip Trimmer Lab Technician, Chemistry

Philip Trimmer

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  • The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Masters of Science in Analytical Chemistry, spring 1995.
  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, December 1990.
  • Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan.
  • Associate of Science in Physical Sciences, May 1985.

Presentations and Publications

  • May 1994 Florida Regional American Chemical Society meeting presented: "Electroluminescence in Thin Polymer Films."
  • January 1993 Published: "Spatially Resolved UV-VIS Characterization of Radiation-Induced Color Centers in Poly (Styrene) and Poly (Vinyl Toluene)," Journal of Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Pergamon Press, 1993, pp. 57-64.
  • December 1992 Joint Southeastern-Middle-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society presented: "Radiation damage in Polymers".
  • April 1992 International Conference on Radiation-Tolerant Plastic Scintillators and Detectors in Tallahassee, FL presented: "A New Way to Measure Gaseous Diffusion Coefficients in Polymers."
  • February 1992 Poster session entitled: "Radiation Resistance of Plastic Scintillators" at the Florida Advanced Materials Chemistry conference.


Technical Expertise

  • Extensive experience in wet chemical methods and in many forms chromatography, spectroscopy and microscopy. Including: FTNMR, FTIR, NIR, GC, HPLC, GPC, UV-VIS, AA, XRF, Fluorescence, and Electroluminescence. Well versed in the physical and chemical characterization of polymers.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers, including custom programming, instrument interfacing, electronic communications, word processing, and data manipulation.
  • Adept at the communication of technical information and procedures as a result of managing an ISO 9000 lab, three semesters of laboratory teaching experience, and several years of tutoring Chemistry, Math, and Physics.
  • Polymer research results are published in Chemistry Journals and have been presented at professional seminars.
  • Experienced in working with radiolabelled compounds.