Meet Jordan

What inspired you to start your career? Tell us about your background. 

I was inspired to study chemistry by a mixture of people; my high school science teachers, the county forensic scientist back in Mansfield OH, and a friend I sat near on the bus to junior high. I was encouraged to pursue a Ph.D. by my mentor at Ashland Specialty Chemicals, Joe Fox, and my future Ph.D. advisor T.V. RajanBabu. I did a Ph.D. at Ohio State, completed my first post doc at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Freiburg in Bresigau Gemany. It was still difficult to find a job as I wanted to stay in Germany, so I did a second post doc with the U.S. Department of Energy at Battelle’s Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland WA. I made the transition into a permanent role in pharmaceuticals with AMPAC Fine Chemicals in Sacramento CA.  

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