The Stranaska Metrology Laboratory is the core analytical data-driven measurement science initiative of Stranaska Scientific LLC which was founded 30 years ago in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA by Dr. Jerry D. Messman. During his second tenure at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this country’s National Metrology Institute (NMI), Jerry was responsible for rejuvenation of the high-accuracy analytical chemistry spectrophotometric standards program in the Chemical Sciences and Technology Laboratory. While in this position, and under the mentorship of Dr. Radu Mavrodineanu, Jerry directed the certification of hundreds of transmittance SRMs (including the SRM 930 series, the SRM 1930 series and the SRM 2031 series), a new lot of the consumable SRM 931 series absorbance standard, and a new lot of the SRM 2034 series wavelength standard. During this same time period, Dr. Messman also began his life-long journey on developing short courses, tutorials and workshops on analytical UV/VIS spectrophotometer calibration science for the dissemination of his NIST knowledge to calibration and metrology technicians in FDA-regulated laboratories and related industries.

Although Dr. Messman is now officially retired from Stranaska Metrology Laboratory, the company’s original analytical measurement science initiative, he remains involved with the Laboratory initiative only on a limited basis, primarily in an advisory capacity. Currently, in addition to serving as Analytical Scientist Emeritus and Senior Managing Director of Stranaska Scientific LLC, Jerry focuses his time and energy in a new challenging senior executive leadership role which involves strategizing and establishing the fundamental groundwork that will underpin and sustain the emergence of the Stranaska Metrology Academy, the company’s newer analytical measurement science initiative. The broad scope of the Academy initiative includes state-of-the-art programs in analytical metrology that emphasize advancements in scientific research and development, communications, and educational outreach. The eventual elevation of the status of the Academy initiative relative to that of the Laboratory initiative is a predictable and logical process in realization of the overall goal for unequivocal Stranaska leadership and achievement in analytical metrology.

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Jerry is a professional member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), NCSL International and CITAC, an acronym for the Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry (www.citac.cc). While CITAC membership is dominated by official NMI governmental leaders and prestigious university professors around the world, Jerry holds the distinct honor of being one of the very few CITAC representatives from a commercial company.