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Ms. Lauren Munday is an analytical chemist with a background in small molecule analysis. Small molecule chemistry encapsulates many of the questions asked in a fire analysis and beyond along with volatile chemicals and ignitable liquids, drugs and metabolites, polymers, and many other common molecules.
Ms. Munday manages the ESi fuel gas odorant analysis program where odorant and composition analysis is performed for fuels such as: mercaptan and total sulphur levels, propane total hydrocarbon composition analysis, and further analysis using gas chromatography with mass spectrometry to further assess gas composition.
Ms. Munday’s analytical expertise includes gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, pulsed flame photometric detection, microscopy, and infrared spectroscopy. Her current work includes fire debris analysis, volatile liquid analysis, propane and fuel gas analysis, microanalysis, drug analysis, and general small molecule analysis techniques. Ms. Munday is also certified in Dangerous Goods Shipping.
Ms. Munday holds a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University-Chicago in biochemistry and completed her Master’s degree in chemistry, specializing in analytical chemistry, at the University of Washington.
She conducted research in the Forensics Research Lab at Loyola, investigations in organometallics and C-H bond activation, and focused on analytical theory and instrumental methods at the University of Washington.
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