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Katie is Dow's Reactive Chemicals Subject Matter Expert supporting Packaging/Specialty Plastics, Amines, and Core R&D. She's an expert in Reactive Chemicals hazard recognition, evaluation and using calorimetric/flammability techniques to assess/quantify process hazards. She's relied on to define safe operating limits and determine process operation(s) subject to overpressure due to chemical reactivity. Katie's passionate about innovation and recently led a team to couple hazard calorimetry to online analytical detection. She's currently leading Dow's global R&D initiative to prevent lab-scale incidents.
Amanda's interest in laboratory safety began during her organic chemistry graduate research, where she worked with tert-butyllithium on a regular basis. The infamous case of a researcher's fatal dimethyl mercury exposure through gloves also inspired her interest in glove compatibility. She holds a thesis M.S. in organic chemistry, and has more than five years of experience as an embedded safety professional in academic engineering and chemistry research.
After many years in consulting, teaching, and directing safety and risk for two engineering colleges, Jonathan is now part of the BioRAFT team in a new role – Director of Risk management and Safety Education. This new innovative position encompasses risk management, safety culture, EHS compliance, loss control, and safety education for the entire community.
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