John Price: Senior Scientist
John C. Price, Ph.D., is Senior Scientist at picoSpin, Boulder, CO. Price is also Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has led the CU Engineering Physics Program since 2004 and the CU Interdisciplinary Center for Electronics since 1997. He is co-inventor of picoSpin's miniature NMR technology, as well as numerous other scientific instruments. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Price holds a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University and a B.S. in physics, magna cum laude, from Yale University.
Jeff Sherman: Sales Director
Jeffrey W. Sherman, Ph.D. is Sales Director at picoSpin, Boulder, CO. He earned his Doctorate in Analytical Chemistry studying Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry and Chemometrics under the direction of Professor James A. de Haseth. He received an American Chemical Society accredited B.S. in Chemistry from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Jeff brings more than twenty years of experience in the scientific instrument business and has held multiple positions from Applications Scientist to Head of Global Sales & Marketing to General Management. The primary commercial markets he has served include QC/QA, Spectroscopy Services and Central Research, Drug Discovery, Process Research & Development, and Scale-up. Additionally, he has vast experience with the Academic markets focusing on Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Chemical Education.
Dean Antic: Senior Applications Scientist
Dean Antic, Ph.D., is an organic chemist and spectroscopist at picoSpin, Boulder, CO. He is a visiting scientist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, former adjunct professor of chemistry at Northeastern Illinois University, a certified 9-12 chemistry instructor and has taught high school chemistry since 2004. Dean's doctoral research, done at the University of Colorado at Boulder, focused on measuring spin-forbidden electronic excitations in organic species deposited in matrix isolation using high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS). He held a Québécois de Bourse d’Excellence Fellowship in the Département de Médecine Nucléaire et Radiobiologie, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, studying the dissociative effects of low-energy electrons on DNA sugar-phosphate backbone analogues, a post-doctoral research assistant in the Division of Chemistry at Argonne National Laboratory, studying the transport effects of radicals generated in glassy media using high-energy electrons and electron spin resonance techniques and a Teacher Research Associate Scholar at Fermi National Laboratory in the Particle Physics Division, Scintillation Detector Development Group, working on the MINERvA neutrino scattering experiment.
Chuck A. Miller: Business Manager
Chuck A. Miller, MBA, is Business Manager at picoSpin, Boulder, CO. Miller has 15 years of experience in marketing, sales and product management. He has successfully managed several large product lines with expertise in coordinating both strategic and tactical marketing activities at all stages of the product lifecycle. Mr. Miller has spearheaded and coordinated several new product launches with experience in market research, building product requirements, managing the development process, coordinating cross-functional teams and crafting value proposition messaging. Miller has worked in several different industries, including telecom, retail, hospitality and NMR spectroscopy. He has been employed by CEM & Associates LLC, Global Crossing, Expedite, ACT Conferencing, IBAHN and picoSpin LLC. Miller holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Chris Jonkman: Engineering Manager
Chris Jonkman is Engineering Manager at picoSpin, Boulder, CO and is also founder and Principal Design Engineer at Intuitive Instruments, a product development and consulting firm in Broomfield, CO. He has taken dozens of products to market in instrumentation and industrial fields at companies such as Buehler LTD in Lake Bluff, IL, EMCO in Longmont, CO and InstruTech in Longmont, CO, where he was the original design engineer from inception. Jonkman has tailored his career around ”concept-to-production” product development – comprised of knowledge and experience of hardware, software, PCB layout, project management, ERP, ISO, EMC, DFM and DFT. This includes consulting on digital/analog circuits, motor controls, high power/high current, embedded software and EMC in everything from lab equipment to POS credit card readers to instrumentation. Jonkman holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Erick Winston: Software Manager/NMR Physicist
Erick Winston, Ph.D., is Software Manager and NMR Physicist at picoSpin, Boulder, CO. Winston has worked in the NMR/NQR Group of Quantum Magnetics, Inc., working on NMR of water absorbed in composites, NQR of explosives for aviation security and land mine detection and electromagnetic metal configuration detection. Winston's doctoral research, done at the University of Colorado at Boulder, focused on physical characterization of synthetic molecular electric dipole rotors, as well as computational simulations of phase transitions for ordered dipoles.
John Frost: Chemist
John Frost, Ph.D., is a chemist at picoSpin, Boulder, CO. He received his Master’s degree in organic chemistry at Michigan Technological University studying the effects of mono-substituted amides on the intramolecular sulfoxide electrophilic sulfenylation reaction. He then pursued his Ph.D. in analytical and physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee developing a new long-path length spectroscopic technique. John is an alumnus of the Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences and an American Chemical Society Science Coach for Overland High School in Aurora, CO.
Beth Morgan: Manufacturing Supervisor
Beth Morgan is Manufacturing Supervisor and Lab Technician at picoSpin, Boulder, CO. A US Navy veteran, Morgan was an electronics technician, specializing in microwave and RF calibration. While in the Navy she held positions as a calibration laboratory supervisor and microwave measurements instructor. She has worked in the civilian sector as an electrical engineering technician in antenna design in the aerospace industry and as an RF test engineer in the commercial RFID industry. Morgan holds and A.S. in Electronics Technology from Monterey Peninsula College and a B.S in Technical Management from DeVry University.