Today, with the broad experiences of the group, Alliance Technologies offers chemical testing services to a wide variety of industries, including industrial or specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics & polymers, intellectual property or legal services, medical devices, and personal care or consumer products.
Jonathan Chun, Ph.D. - CEO | Co-Founder
Dr. Jonathan Chun received his Chemistry degrees from Princeton University (Ph.D., M.A.) and the University of Hawaii (B.S.), and his graduate studies focused on chemical sensors and electrochemical systems. After post-doctoral work investigating conducting polymers, Dr. Chun joined a clinical diagnostics company (i-STAT, now Abbott Point of Care) creating portable blood testing instruments. He later joined the Analytical Technology group at the Princeton R&D Center of FMC Corporation in 1994, which provided broad analytical testing services worldwide to various chemical and machinery divisions of the corporation. As Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Jonathan provided project leadership for analytical investigations and managed the analytical group prior to co-founding Alliance Technologies with Anatoly Nemzer in 2001 as a privately held independent chemical testing and materials characterization laboratory.
Hope Dersch – Executive Assistant | Business Development
Hope Dersch received her associate’s degree in Hospitality Management from Pittsburgh Technical College (A.S.) studying leadership principles, meeting and event planning, hospitality supervision, business development, marketing and sales. Hope began her professional career as an Administrative Assistant at an international travel agency before joining Alliance Technologies in 2019. At Alliance Technologies, Hope is the executive assistant to the CEO and business development assistant. She coordinates client meetings, tradeshow events and assists with client relations.
Scott Tittle – Laboratory Manager
Scott Tittle has many years of experience in inorganic analytical chemistry, specializing in the analysis of metals and the physical properties in various matrices. He received his Chemistry degree from Grand Valley State University (B.S.), where his studies focused on analytical chemistry and analytical instruments. After receiving his degree, Scott joined an environmental testing laboratory and managed 2 laboratory sections within the company. At Unimin Corporation, an application-focused minerals company, Scott served as General Manager of Analytical Services for 11 years, responsible for the operation of multiple laboratories. Joining Alliance Technologies in 2014, he currently supervises laboratory operations.
Steven Alexander – Quality Assurance Manager
Steven Alexander holds a Master’s degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Delaware and B.S. in Chemistry from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Steve brings over 30 years of experience to lead the Quality program at Alliance Technologies and has worked as an analytical chemist, QC manager, senior compliance specialist, auditor, and director of quality systems. He has experienced manufacturing, research, pharmaceutical development, and the contract manufacturing environment. At Alliance Technologies, Steve’s responsibilities include management of a comprehensive quality system to ensure the laboratory runs efficiently and in compliance with all federal regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices.
Vicki Tittle – Front Office Administrator
Vicki Tittle has worked in customer service for over twenty years in multiple industries. At Alliance Technologies, Vicki is the Front Office Administrator. She manages front office operations, answers calls, and greets customers. She is also responsible for receiving customers payment information and keeping them posted when their samples have arrived at our facility.
Yi Wang, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist | Chromatography Leader
Dr. Yi Wang received his Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry degree from the Academy of Sciences in Beijing and went on to receive post-doctoral training at Brown University and Princeton University. His graduate studies focused on environmental biogeochemical processes. In 2009, Dr. Wang joined ZymaX Forensics (now Pace Analytical), an environmental laboratory serving all 50 states and numerous international clients. He joined Alliance Technologies in 2017 as a Senior Scientist and Group Leader, providing project leadership for analytical investigations and managing the chromatography separations group.
Tracy Karpinski, B.S. - Staff Scientist
Tracy Karpinski received her Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Chemistry at Towson University. After receiving her degree, she has worked in research and development along with analytical testing labs before joining Alliance Technologies. Since joining Alliance, her skills and expertise continues to expand in chromatography (HPLC, GC, GCMS, HS-GCMS) as well as related analytical techniques.
Michelle Scarano, B.S. - Staff Scientist
Michelle Scarano, received her Bachelor’s in Marine Science from Rider University and worked in a pharmaceutical environment before joining a company focused on zeolite and catalyst R&D. At Alliance Technologies, Michelle supports client projects with wet chemistry tests, compendial methods, and x-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques as well as certain QA functions.
Alice Hui, M.S.- Sr. Scientist
Alice Hui received her chemistry degrees from Indiana University at Bloomington (M.S) and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (B.S.). During her undergraduate studies, she studied gold nanoparticle synthesis and applications in an electrochemical laboratory and abroad in a physical chemistry laboratory. Her graduate studies focused on inorganic synthesis and characterization of catalytic systems towards renewable energy sources. Prior to joining Alliance Technologies, Alice worked in a geo-chemistry laboratory investigating metal isotopic compositions of in nanoparticles, soil remediation samples, and earth crust samples. At Alliance Technologies, she specializes in solving unique and challenging problems through ICP-MS, SEM-EDX, XRD, FTIR, and microscopy among other techniques.
Eddie Witlicki, Ph.D. - Sr. Scientist
Dr. Edward Witlicki received a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Hartford (B. Sc.) and his Ph.D. Indiana University. His undergraduate research focused on functional dendrimers for carbon dioxide sequestration applications, while his graduate studies focused on creating molecular machines and developing plasmonics as a chemical sensing platform. In post-doctoral work, Dr. Witlicki developed ceramic-based materials for safe hydrogen gas storage and release while working at the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In 2013, he joined the Product Development group developing new manufacturing processes and products for the meat industry worldwide. As group leader at Alliance Technologies, Dr. Witlicki provides project oversight of investigational and stability studies and specializes in elemental analysis (ICP, ICP-MS, GFAAS), spectroscopy (UV/vis, FTIR), and thermogravimetry (TGA, DSC).
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