Our highly educated support staff of electrochemists and engineers are available to discuss your applications, assist you with data analysis, or just offer advice on how to make the most of your Gamry instrument.
Chris Beasley Sales Manager
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Chris grew up in Berks County, PA and obtained his BS in Chemistry from Kutztown University in 2000, graduating magna cum laude, working under the guidance of Dr. Ed Vitz. Chris’s undergraduate research project involved interfacing various sensors to a computer using LabVIEW as an ActiveX container for Excel. This enabled the general chemistry students to study the concepts rather than worry about the tedious details of data acquisition.
Chris always had a desire to attend graduate school but at the end of his senior year he enjoyed all fields of chemistry (except quantum mechanics!), so he decided to wait until the time was right to narrow his field. He went to work for Merck and & Co., Inc. in West Point, PA, after finishing at Kutztown, specialized in method development for HPLC and LC/MS and structure elucidation using NMR. There he met several people who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the direction of Dr. Royce W. Murray. Their discussions on the beauty of electrochemistry prompted him to pack up and move to North Carolina. What? You didn't know that electrochemistry is beautiful? That's what a little focus will do for you.
The Murray lab allowed him to study electrochemistry, learn synthetic organic skills, and expand his analytical toolbox. Chris’s work centered around redox-active nanoparticles (metal, metal-oxide, and polymeric) both in solution and as films. Chris’s work with an electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance at UNC caught the attention of Gamry and Chris lead our charge with the eQCM 10M. He's also talking about electrochemistry on the telephone with our customers, where his natural teaching skills become obvious.
Jacob Ketter Instrumentation Chemist
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Jacob was born in Kansas, quickly moved to Dallas until he was 14, then hustled back to Kansas. Jacob finished high school by doing well academically and, more importantly, capturing the Umbro Poll, signifying the national championship in soccer.
Jacob received his B.S. Chemistry degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Recommended by Dr. Cindy Larive, he attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his Research Advisor was Dr. Mark Wightman.
Jacob had a number of projects at UNC. He specialized in making electrogenerated chemiluminescence measurements with ultramicroelectrodes at high efficiency and high speed. His experience with microelectrodes was of interest to Gamry -- that's where the instrument meets the sample!
After UNC, Jacob spent 1 1/2 years at a postdoctoral appointment with Dr. Chad Mirkin at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL working on electrodeposition, sensors, and nanomaterials. Jacob joined Gamry in 2008 and has been helping people ever since.
Andrew McCaskill Sales Engineer
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Andrew graduated with his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. He worked for a Florida based R&D company where he was introduced to electrochemistry. Upon returning to Florida Tech for his Master’s degree he focused on improving catalyst synthesis’ through electrochemical techniques. Primarily he used electrodeposition to simultaneously synthesis and deposit tin oxide as a catalyst for carbon dioxide reduction…another electrochemical process.
During graduate school he found a love of teaching. He has taught chemistry and chemical engineering courses from high school to graduate level courses. And now he can continue educating through his interactions with our customers every day.
Jerome Babauta Sales Engineer
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- E-mail: jbabauta@Gamry.com
Jerome grew up in Saipan, CNMI until he moved to Issaquah, WA. He attended Washington State University in Pullman WA where he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He also received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Washington State University studying electron transfer in biofilms. As a part of the graduation requirement, Jerome held a summer internship with Gamry Instruments in 2012 where he learned to appreciate the instrumentation behind electrochemical measurement.
Jerome’s expertise is in both biofilm engineering and the application of electrochemical techniques to study electrochemically active biofilms. He has used microsensors, rotating electrodes, quartz crystal microbalance in combination with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to correlate biofilm impedance with biofilm growth in situ. He has published several papers on this topic and is also a co-editor on a book covering this topic: “Biofilms in Bioelectrochemical Systems: From Laboratory Practice to Data Interpretation”.
Federico Gambina International Sales Manager
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International Sales Manager
Federico (Fede) grew up in a small city in South America: Mar del Plata, Argentina. He received his BS at the Sabato Institute in Buenos Aires, a prestigious materials and engineering college created by Prof. Galvele, a world-class corrosion scholar whose legacy includes the theory of localized acidification for stable pit growth.
Later Fede moved to the USA and obtained his MS and Ph.D. at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. There Fede was advised by Prof. Bucheit at the Fontana Corrosion Center. For his MS he worked on localized corrosion under thin films in corrosion-resistant materials, generating knowledge relevant to the integrity of nuclear waste canisters. For his Ph.D. work, he developed predictive models based on neural networks for correlating the kinetics of long-term coating degradation in salt spray chamber with parameters inferred from short-term EIS measurements. After OSU, he joined Honda R&D American Inc where he was responsible for development of new anti-corrosion coatings and plating technologies for the automobile and powersport groups as well as to provide technical support to all the North America mass production factories.
Monica Trueba European Sales Manager
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European Sales Manager
Monica Trueba was born in Havana, Cuba and was awarded a BSc degree in Chemical Science in 1991. Subsequently she received a MSc degree in Physical Chemistry of Polymers in 2003 from the University of Havana.
Monica moved to Italy in 2004 and obtained a PhD in Chemical Sciences in 2008 from the University of Milan, Italy. After obtaining her degree she continued to work at the University of Milan as a post doc fellow until 2017.
With extensive research experience in electrochemistry (details can be found at https://orcid.org/, search monica trueba (0000-0002-3505-6202) she made a professional change in 2018 to the Scientific Instruments Industry and joined Gamry’s Italian distributor NG Labtec Srl. This gave her the opportunity to become familiar with Gamry Instruments from the inside, and to extend her electrochemical background to energy applications.
Dan Cook User Experience Engineer
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User Experience Engineer
Dan grew up in western New York in the Rochester region. He obtained his BS at the Pennsylvania State University working under Dr Barbara Shaw in the Engineering Science and Mechanics department. His undergraduate research revolved around studying the corrosion properties of magnesium as a bio-implantable material. Enjoying his corrosion research, he continued his studies in the Shaw corrosion lab for his graduate work. For his MS he designed and developed a thick film based coating health monitor that utilizes EIS.
During his five year stay with the Shaw corrosion lab he was regularly involved with the Penn State Corrosion Short Course, helping as a teaching assistant. Here he got to know and work with several of the Gamry employees. Dan joined our team at the beginning of 2014 to fill the role of Customer Support Engineer. In 2018 he became the User Experience Engineer where he works to ensure the customer is at the focus of all hardware and software decisions.