JaidennProven Laboratory Director with 11 years experience.
Production, extraction, lab management
Jaidenn, PhD, is an accomplished Laboratory Director with a comprehensive skill set and a strong academic background.
His expertise encompasses a range of fields, including synthetic chemistry, analytical methodologies, bio-organic synthesis, and biofuel processing.
Jaidenn’s educational journey includes a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Florida Institute of Technology, where his dissertation focused on “Synthesis and Characterization of Modified Carbazolopyridinophane sensors for Hydrazine.”
He also holds an M.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry–both from the same institution.
With notable skills in synthetic chemistry, Jaidenn demonstrates proficiency in various techniques such as organic synthesis, organometallic synthesis, and materials chemistry.
He possesses hands-on experience in extraction and purification methods, including distillation, isolation, and recrystallization.
Moreover, his ability to purify laboratory chemicals to specification grades and utilize anhydrous lab techniques showcases his meticulous approach to laboratory work.
Jaidenn is skilled in utilizing various advanced analytical techniques, including NMR, HPLC, MS, UV/Vis, IR, fluorimetry spectrometry, GC/MS, and ICP/MS.
This proficiency allows him to characterize and quantify complex chemical compounds accurately.
Jaidenn’s expertise extends to bio-organic synthesis and engineering, bridging the gap between chemistry and biochemistry.
His proficiency in physical organic chemistry, including modeling and reaction mechanisms, further demonstrates his comprehensive grasp of chemical principles.
Adept in both software and hardware, Jaidenn possesses a versatile skill set.
He is well-versed in various operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Unix) and has a command of numerous software tools essential for scientific research, such as ChemOffice, TOPSPIN, NUTS, PNMR, Spartan, Gaussian, MatLab, Mass Center, LabSolutions, and more.
His hardware troubleshooting capabilities extend to computers, HPLC, MS, NMR, homogenizers, and extraction equipment.
With a rich and diverse professional experience, Jaidenn has held significant roles in various organizations.
As a Principle Scientist at a cannabis company, he directed a national analytical program, oversaw multiple sites across states, and played a pivotal role in developing cost-effective testing methods.
His leadership extended to overseeing multi-million-dollar testing equipment procurement and vendor negotiations.
Furthermore, Jaidenn’s contributions extend to startup environments.
As a Technical Director at a lab, he co-founded and directed a hemp/marijuana testing laboratory, overseeing its setup, ISO accreditation submission, and equipment selection.
He has also made impactful contributions to academia, serving as a Professor and Adjunct Professor at 2 institutions where he mentored students and contributed to curriculum development.