Environment, Safety, and Health
Doug is the Chemicals Safety Specialist. I am in-charge of reviewing the Experimental Safety Sheets (ESS) for safety concerns and I manage the two User Chemistry Labs. If you want to use the Chem labs for preparatory work, you must first take the on-line course EHS 0348 (~1 hour) and get a 20-30 minute lab orientation from me.
If you want to “drop ship” chemicals to the ALS, please get my approval before doing so. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug has a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from UC Santa Barbara (1985) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC San Diego (1986-1989). Doug spent 10 years as a catalyst chemist at Catalytica Inc in Mountain View, CA. He switched from chemistry to safety in 1999, working another 10 year at Catalytica (which morphed into Eaton). In 2010, Doug joined the Advanced Light Source as the Chemical Safety Specialist.