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.

You can contact Tim at timmatkf@yahoo.com

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Tim's Resume


  • 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]