Making Labs Work Podcast

Making Labs Work Podcast

Stories Around Analytical Chemistry

The Making Labs Work Podcast aims to turn private know-how into an edutainment podcast for analytical chemistry by interviewing experts in the field. Join Kurt Thaxton and Jan Garbe-Immel as they investigate deeper into analytical challenges and mysteries such as why copy paper may smell like cat urine or why trash may end up smelling like strawberries.

The Making Labs Work Podcast releases monthly.

Episode 1: A Talk with Mark Jordi from Jordi Labs 63 analytical techniques to Choose From

Episode 1: A Talk with Mark Jordi from Jordi Labs 63 analytical techniques to Choose From

Breath Analysis: A Non-Invasive Method for Early Disease Detection

Breath Analysis: A Non-Invasive Method for Early Disease Detection

Sensory Chemistry: Coffee, Whiskey, and Food Analysis with Dr. Jess Howell

Sensory Chemistry: Coffee, Whiskey, and Food Analysis with Dr. Jess Howell

In the Lab with Emanuela Gionfriddo: A Deep Dive into Micro-extraction with TF-SPME

In the Lab with Emanuela Gionfriddo: A Deep Dive into Micro-extraction with TF-SPME

The Intriguing World of Maotai Spirits, Micro-GC, and PFAS

The Intriguing World of Maotai Spirits, Micro-GC, and PFAS

Episode 5: Uncovering the Secrets of Whiskey with Kevin MacNamara

Episode 5: Uncovering the Secrets of Whiskey with Kevin MacNamara

Episode 4: 40 Years of Anecdotes from Ralf Bremer

Episode 4: 40 Years of Anecdotes from Ralf Bremer

Episode 3: Fingerprints of Hops

Episode 3: Fingerprints of Hops

Episode 002 – Fungus can make organic side-streams smell like wild strawberries

Episode 002 – Fungus can make organic side-streams smell like wild strawberries

Episode 1: A Talk with Mark Jordi from Jordi Labs

Episode 1: A Talk with Mark Jordi from Jordi Labs

Introduction

Introduction

Kurt Thaxton

Kurt Thaxton is an International Product Manager for GERSTEL, a German manufacturer of thermal desorption, pyrolysis, and other means of sample preparation and sample introduction for GC- and LC-MS. For over twenty years, Kurt has been a user of thermal desorption and pyrolysis as a research scientist at International Paper and later as a Product Specialist for Varian Inc. Later Kurt became involved in both the commercial and technical aspects of these techniques at Markes International and now GERSTEL.

Kurt also serves actively in different capacities at SAE, ASTM, AIHA, and ISO. Kurt has an M.S. in Analytical Chemistry form The Ohio State University where he focused on using mass spectrometry to solve analytical problems; MS remains a central interest and focus of Kurt’s work today.

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Jan Garbe-Immel

Active in the field of analytical chemistry since 1989. Jan started as a chemical laboratory assistant at Bayer in Wuppertal/Germany. Already in 1992 he changed to Hewlett/Packard in the service department, where he installed, repaired, maintained and educated HPLC/GC/CE and mass spectrometers. The change to support sales occurred simultaneously with the spin-off of Agilent Technologies from the main company HP. In 2007, Jan then joined VAR partner GERSTEL in sales of GERSTEL/Agilent systems in West Germany. Since 2010 also as deputy sales manager. Although he has been actively consuming podcasts since 2006, it took him until the spring of 2021 to produce his own first podcast. This one is about traveling and technology with/in motorhomes. In 2022, the GERSTEL LabWorks Podcast will turn private know-how into an edutainment podcast for analytical chemistry. 

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