Thomas has served as manager of the Center’s analytical laboratory since July
1988. The analytical laboratory provides
support to the CAER and the
Prior to his present position, he served as head of CAER fuel characterization laboratory. He was responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the laboratory, methods development, and manager of the quality assurance/quality control programs.
Gerald is an analytical chemist with 25+ years experience in fuel and environmental testing. He has extensive experience in methods development, validation and implementation, data analysis, analytical experimental design and setup, technical support, and problem solving. He is an active member of ASTM and ACS, and has been and continues to be a participant in several national and international round robins.
He received his BS (1973) degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Miles College Birmingham, Al followed by graduate studies at Auburn University. His research areas include trace elemental characterization, treatment and removal of trace and heavy metals from coal, coal by-products and water. He has author/co-author over forty scientific research papers.