Melissa D. Hartwell – Analytical Metrology Scientist and Assistant Director

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy and astrophysics from the Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida USA). She has primary responsibilities for administration of the laboratory calibration and measurement services laboratory including laboratory quality assurance, accreditation, environmental health and safety, and maintaining customer communications for order fulfillment. Melissa has secondary responsibilities which include laboratory activities including transfer spectrophotometer operation, calibration data acquisition and calibration data/report review. In addition, Melissa is actively involved in shipping, receiving and control of certified spectrophotometer reference material artifacts.

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.”