Three years after graduating from Ashland, Tyson Rowland (’09 Chemistry) obtained a Master’s degree in Bioanalytical and Physical Chemistry from University of the Pacific in California. He notes, “Ashland’s chemistry program was a key stepping stone for propelling me into my career. One of my fondest memories while attending Ashland was finally moving to the newly renovated Kettering Hall from Miller Hall. Being the first group of students to use the brand new labs and explore new equipment enhanced my learning curve and broadened my chemistry experience. I’d like to give a special thanks to the entire Chemistry Department for all of the extra hours spent passionately helping students develop and grow as young professionals!”
Tyson currently works as the Applications and Demo Lab Manager for Elementar in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. This is a German-based company that sells elemental analyzers worldwide. These analyzers most commonly measure carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and hydrogen down to the ppb level. Applications include the agriculture, petrochemicals, environmental, and geochemical fields. His primary role with Elementar is to run the applications lab and perform a number of tasks to help support the sales team. Examples include running customer demo samples, performing instrument demonstrations, and method development. In his previous role as a Service Engineer at Elementar Tyson had the opportunity to travel to Germany, Equatorial Guinea (Africa), England, and 31 states in the US (still waiting for Hawaii!).