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Steven M. Barnett, Ph.D.

Dr. Barnett is the Principal of Barnett Technical Services.  He has a wide range of technical and business experience that allows Barnett Technical Services to provide a unique level of service to our clients and customers.
Steve Barnett - FTIR and Raman Consulting and Training

Technical Background 

Dr. Barnett specializes in the application of optical methods towards the characterization of materials across a wide range of applications and material classes.

Dr. Barnett received B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from
McGill University.  His graduate work involved the development of optical methods to quantify and characterize organometallic, inorganic, and biological materials.  

From 1993-1997, Dr. Barnett worked as an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow and Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institutes of Health.  His research involved the application of infrared and Raman spectroscopy towards biophysical studies of G protein-coupled receptor model systems.

Since 1997, Dr. Barnett has worked in a variety of industries related to the application of optical methods for materials characterization.   He has worked on optical instrumentation from the UV-Vis to far-IR wavelength range with measurement capabilities that range from near-field microscopy and imaging methods to the characterization of bulk materials and standoff detection.  

Dr. Barnett has also been active in the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS) as a member of the Executive Committee and the Governing Board in addition to serving as President of the Northern California local section for many years.  He is also active in the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).

Business Background

Dr. Barnett holds an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Management of the University of California, Davis  with an emphasis on technology management, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship.  Further details of his experience in the business of technology development may be found on the Business Consulting page.

Dave Quinn

Dave is the Principal of Qwest Scientific and has extensive experience in all aspects of the laboratory instrumentation industry. At various times Dave has designed, built, serviced and sold analytical instruments. His experience encompasses many major analytical instruments and supporting techniques including sample preparation and pretreatment. His performance as the premier manufacturer’s representative on the West Coast has allowed him to build an outstanding sales organization.

Dave Quinn