Our Team

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.

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Jonathan Chun, Ph.D. - CEO | 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/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 which provided broad analytical testing services worldwide to the 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 an FMC colleague as an independent chemical testing and materials characterization laboratory.


Sara Saheban – Executive Assistant to CEO

Sara Saheban received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Law from Rutgers University and joins our team with several years of professional experience in Management and Executive support roles. At Alliance Technologies, Sara is the Executive Assistant to the CEO. She assists in business development, client communications, marketing and sales so you may meet Sara at tradeshows and meetings.

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Bruce Strasser, Ph.D. – Sr. Project Manager

Bruce has over 25 years of industrial R&D problem solving. His supporting research is in areas of consumer products (e.g., OTCs, cleaners, personal care), flavors and fragrances, adhesives and resins, pulp and paper, and regulatory efforts. Strong instrumental and wet chemical skills, with an emphasis on chromatography. He is an Analytical Chemist (Generalist), Laboratory Supervisor and problem solver with a wide breadth of experience. He enjoys working at the bench level, as supervisor and on multi-functional teams. He has a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry. Bruce was the Sr Principal Scientist at Church & Dwight Corporation, as he managed Analytical, Microbiology and Statistics Groups. He supported new product development and manufacturing in regulated GMP and non-regulated areas. Experienced in OTCs, cleaners, personal care analysis. Knowledgeable in product deformulation, odor testing, methods validation and plant implementation. Strong instrumental and wet chemical skills, with emphasis in chromatography.


Leanne Ermert, M.S. – Quality Assurance Associate

Leanne Ermert earned a Master of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry from Temple University following a B.S. in Chemistry and minor in mathematics from Chatham University. She brings years of laboratory and quality experience to Alliance Technologies from her previous jobs as analytical research chemist and regulatory compliance contact at Church & Dwight. Her expertise in analytical testing, manufacturing processes, research & development as well as quality systems and compliance allows Leanne to manage the quality programs at Alliance Technologies to ensure the laboratory runs efficiently and in compliance with federal/state regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP/GLP).

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Rachel Familiar - Staff Scientist

Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Stockton University. During her undergraduate studies, she worked on efflux of radiolabeled amino acids in neurospora crassa under nitrogen rich or nitrogen starved conditions. After receiving her degree, she has worked in analytical chemistry on a wide range of consumer products. She specializes in wet chemistry, GC/GCMS, HPLC/UHPLC, UV-Vis Spectrophotometry, and Texture Analysis.


Yi Wang, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist

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.

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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.


Manjula Ravindran, M.Sc. - Staff Scientist

Manjula Ravindran received her Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry from Bangalore University after a bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics and mathematics. She has worked in various analytical testing laboratories and in the GE polymer R&D center in Bangalore before a stint at the Environmental Isotope Laboratory, Canada. Her experience includes working with various analytical techniques particularly GC,GC-MS,GC-IRMS,ICP-OES and HPLC. At Alliance Technologies, Manjula continues her journey in analytical chemistry as a generalist covering wet chemical analysis, GC-MS, UV/Vis Spectrophotometer, microwave sample digestion and SEM characterization.

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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.


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