Melissa D. Hartwell – Analytical Metrology Supervisory Scientist

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy and astrophysics from the Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida USA). As Laboratory Manager and Assistant Director, Melissa is responsible for overseeing all laboratory calibration and measurement services. In addition, she has primary responsibilities for laboratory quality assurance, accreditation, environmental health and safety, training and maintaining customer communications for order fulfillment and delivery status. Melissa oversees the qualification, operation and maintenance of all calibration transfer spectrophotometers including responsibility for the quality control and assurance of all calibration data acquisition. She also has responsibility for control of certified spectrophotometer reference material artifacts used in the laboratory.


Melissa posing at her poster stand at the American Chemical Society Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting on October 26, 2017, in Loveland, Colorado. Melissa’s poster presentation was entitled “Measurement Evaluation of Presumptive Out-of-Tolerance Observations for Spectrophotometer Calibration Filters.”

Previously, Melissa presented a poster entitled “Metrological Evaluation of a Potential Certification Bias for Potassium Dichromate Solution Measurement Standards” at the American Chemical Society 249th National Meeting on March 24, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. In the same Division of Analytical Chemistry General Poster Session, Melissa also co-authored a poster entitled “Mathematical Models for Quantitative Spectrophotometric Spectral Bandwidth Measurements.”