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Power Plant Engineering

Littleton, Colorado, United States
October 31, 2016

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Robert W. Fogerty

**** **** ***** *****

Lakewood, CO 80215

Telephone: 720-***-****


Professional Profile

Prost Brewing, 2/2015-present. Beer quality chemist. Responsible for setting up all aspects of the quality control testing lab, including yeast counts, CO2 levels in lager and bright tanks, dissolved oxygen in lagering tanks, HLP microbial plating for bacterial contamination, oxygen levels in bottles, gravities and pH in fermenters. Also use UV-Vis Spectrophotometer for SRM (color) and IBU (hop intensity).

9 years’ experience in hydrocarbon testing encompassing chemical EOR at Surtek Inc. Perform bench-top and core flooding laboratory tests associated with designs of polymer/surfactant systems .

9 years’ experience in the Materials Science Group at Maxtor Corporation working on micro-contamination issues in the production of computer hard drives.

2 years’ experience in environmental testing performing GCMS and HPLC analysis on a variety of environmental samples following EPA protocols for hydrocarbons and explosive residue in water and soil samples.

9 years’ experience as an environmental chemist at a government contract lab: Environmental Science & Engineering. Trace analysis using EPA and DOD methodology for contamination of aquifer groundwater, soil and air samples

2 years at Hauser Laboratories performing GCMS analysis on pesticides samples and hydrocarbon testing for fuels.

4 years’ experience at Surtek Inc. as a lab technician testing crude oil characteristics and polymers for enhanced oil recovery.

4 years at Hauser Laboratories as a lab technician testing a variety of samples by AA.

2 years at NIC National Industrial Contractors, cement finisher for Tri-State Power Plant in Paxton, Nebraska.


BJCP Recognized Beer Judge May 2015

Craft Brewing Certificate, Regis University, May 2015 (1-year program)

B.A., Interdisciplinary (Philosophy, Sociology, Photography), Regis University 1991

Coursework in Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines 1982-1984

B.A., Chemistry, University of Colorado, Denver 1981

Work Experience

2015 to present

Prost Brewing – Denver Colorado

QC chemist heading up the testing lab for all aspects of quality in the brewery

Microbial plating for bacterial contamination

Yeast cell counts for viability and population

pH and Sacchrafacation (gravity) daily

Dissolved O2 levels in lager tanks and bottles

SRM color analysis and IBU hop intensity by UV-Vis Spectrophotometry

2006 thru 2015

Surtek Inc. - Golden, Colorado

Salary 65,000 – 75,000 annual

Senior Lab Chemist

Responsibilities include:

Hydrocarbon testing for viscosities, water content.

Chemical EOR design. Measurements include Interfacial Tension of oil and chemical interface, phase separation technology and rheology of Alkali Surfactant Polymer systems and polymer solutions.

Core flood simulation studies evaluating chemical EOR systems in field core samples.

1997 to 2006

Maxtor Corporation - Longmont, Colorado

Salary 54,000 – 110,000 annual

Senior Materials Scientist

Job title: Senior Staff Materials Engineer/Material Science Group

Job responsibilities:

Interface with Hard Drive Engineering and Advanced Technology groups solving Failure Analysis problems using direct inject GCMS to determine outgassing of hard drive components.

Develop direct inject GCMS method for Failure Analysis samples.

Integral in first detecting hydrocarbon/phthalate contamination on failed drives.

Part of team that solved the wax contamination on baseplates 2005.

Responsible for all dynamic headspace testing 2003 to 2006.

Part of method development team for current UltraSonic Liquid Particle Counting method detecting particle contamination on hard drive parts 1997 to 1999.

Developed and implemented Dynamic Head Space methodology (moved from static outgassing to dynamic headspace testing) at all Maxtor Material Science Labs in US and Singapore and supplier labs throughout Asia. 1998 to 2006.

Managed supplier correlation program growing from 10 to 50 testing laboratories throughout Asia. Correlation manager of all Maxtor supplier MSLs. Travel to all Asian supplier MSLs; 1998 to 2006

Prepared and distributed correlation performance evaluation samples for cleanliness methods including USLPC, HPLC/IC, DHS/GCMS, and NVR.

Extensive experience in training and working with Asian MSLs to support Maxtor’s cleanliness spec 10194.

PI report writing for cleanliness qualifications.

Running and maintaining the DHS Gerstel instrumentation for volatile headspace analysis.

Method development with IDEMA for cleanliness testing standards. 1997 to 2006.

1986 to 1995

Environmental Science and Engineering – Englewood, Colorado

Salary 35,000 -55,000 annual

Job Title: Analytical Chemist/Supervisor HPLC GC and GCMS groups

Experience working with EPA, DOE, Army Core of Engineers on Super Fund Cleanup sites throughout the USA.

Method development and certification of explosives analysis in water and soil matrix for DOD munition sites using high pressure liquid chromatography for trace nitro aromatics..

Groundwater characterization for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Detect trace organic pesticide contaminates in water and soil by gas chromatography.

Responsible for method validation using control charts and detection limit verification for all methods.


Hauser Laboratories – Boulder, Colorado

Job Title: Analytical Chemist

Test a variety of environmental samples using GCMS, IC, HPLC

Responsible for sample preparation and extraction of environmental samples


Surtek Inc. - Golden, Colorado

Job Title: Chemist

Perform bench top testing of crude oil sample for viscosity and interfacial action with surfactant, alkali, polymer solutions.

Water analysis of reservoir ground water for anions and cations by HLPC and AA


Hauser Laboratories – Boulder, Colorado

Job Title: Lab Tech

Petroleum testing of fuels

Atomic Absorption testing of ground waters and engine lubricants for wear metals

Sample preparation for GCMS environmental samples


National Industrial Contractors – Sutherland, Nebraska

Cement Finisher

Worked on the construction of the Tri-State coal power plant in Nebraska


GM Truck and Coach Plant – Pontiac, Michigan

Assembly line work on trucks

References available on request

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