Andy Valkenburg


Senior Scientist/Corporate Quality Assurance Officer

Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 1987
Bachelor of Arts, Biology with minor in Chemistry, Carroll College, Helena, Montana, 1979

Professional Experience
1992- Present, Analytical Chemist/Quality Assurance Officer - Energy Laboratories, Inc., Billings, Montana. Corporate Quality Assurance Officer responsible for the Quality Assurance monitoring of laboratory operations. Performs method development, prepares and updates standard operating procedures, performs technical training, and involved with special projects. .
1989 - 1992, Senior Organic Analytical Chemist - ICF Kaiser Engineers, Las Vegas, Nevada. Provide supervisory and technical support in the design, preparation, analysis, and multi-laboratory certification of analytical method performance evaluation materials used to evaluate current and proposed EPA organic analytical procedures. Also review proposed EPA methods contracts for technical accuracy. Secondary duties as Laboratory Safety Officer.
1987 - 1989, Senior Scientist - Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company, Environmental Programs (Organic Chemistry Section), Las Vegas, Nevada. Responsible for research and development projects as applied to improved methods for the analysis of EPA priority pollutants. Areas of study include: liquid-liquid extractions, solid-phase extraction, soil leachability modeling (TCLP), chemical derivatives for gas and liquid chromatography, production of performance evaluation materials, gas chromatographic methods, supercritical fluid chromatography and extraction, and laboratory automation.
1981 - 1987, Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Research, Assistant - Montana State University, Department of Chemistry, Bozeman, Montana. Research in gas chromatographic detector design, modification, and characterization by computer modeling. Teaching of undergraduate laboratories in the areas of inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry.
1981 - 1981, Research and Development Chemist - Falls Chemicals, Great Falls, Montana. Methods development for the analysis of raw materials and formulated products used or produced by Falls Chemicals. Performed optimization studies for plant chemical processes.
1980 - 1981, Research Technician - Oregon Graduate Center, Beaverton, Oregon. Synthesis and purification of polyamine dueterated analogues for their use as internal standards in mass spectrometry.

Favorite Hobbies: Fishing, River boating, water gardening, photography, outdoor sportings.
Scientific Interests: Science Fairs, STEAM Training, Applications for Constructed Wetlands, Fixing regulations

Contact Information:; 406-869-6254