Tim Fitzpatrick Freelance Science Writer
Tim is a freelance science writer, a Chemistry graduate student at the University of Massachussetts Lowell, and an organic chemist in industry. He earned his undergraduate degree at Salem State College studying Environmental Biology with a minor in chemistry. Tim also has an undergraduate degree in music studying drums. He enjoys left brain, right brain activities melding science and writing into a form that the public can digest.
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Articles by Tim
What You Do and Don't Know About Fluorine and Fluoride - Sept. 26, 2006
Fluoride's derivatives have many other uses than as a mouthwash. Researchers have been making compounds with this element for a long time.
New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, and the Oil Industry - June 30, 2006
New Orleans communities were destroyed and lives uprooted as water came cascading onto the Bayou. Did the damage have to be so devastating? Some experts say no.
How Well Do You Know Recycled Paper - Apr. 17, 2006
Just like anything else, the recycled paper you buy may not always be what it seems.
Effects of Air Pollution on your health - Feb. 28, 2006
Some obvious causes of air pollution would be your car, but there are many not so obvious products that you may use everyday that are potentially damaging to your health.
PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) are in the Foods You Love - Jan. 31, 2006
PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) a notoriously hazardous group of chemicals have infiltrated our food chain.
Environmental Pollution of the Concord River, a Historic American Waterway - Dec. 17, 2005
In Massachusetts, the Concord River, along with its tributaries, serve as an example of the implications that pollutants can have on our environment.
Mercury in Fish vs. the The Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Fish Oils - Dec. 2005
In spite of the health benefits provided by omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils, people are decreasing fish in their diets due to high levels of mercury found in some fish.
2004-Present: University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Graduate School of Chemistry
Structural Analysis, Chemistry of Natural Products 2001-2004: Salem State College, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Biology major/Chemistry minor
Course of study: Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Genetics, and Zoology 1991-1995: University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Business
December 2004 - present: Nova Biomedical, Waltham, MA - Associate Chemist
Prepare Organic reactions based on SOP's including setup, workup, and purification.
Check purity of compounds through use of FTIR, HPLC, Chromatography, and GC.
Responsible for waste removal in company facilities including hazardous materials.
1993-1996, 2001-2004: Camp Evergreen, Andover, MA - Environmental Counselor
Introduced children to environmental issues and wildlife through creative teaching methods, conservation ideas, and plant/animal identification.
2000-2001: Burst! Media, Burlington, MA - Account Executive
Informed, educated and negotiated with advertisers about Internet marketing campaigns.
Prepared proposals for advertisers, providing solutions to marketing problems
1997-2000: Interep Radio, Boston, MA - Sales Associate
Created successful spot radio campaigns for Boston based advertising agencies such as Arnold Communications, Hill Holliday, and Blitz Media, fulfilling and exceeding budget goals
Maintained relationships with key agency planners and buyers through industry knowledge, timely proposals and creative follow through
Created positive image of station clients by implementing promotions garnering media coverage
[last updated: 2005-12-04]
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