Monday, May 7, 2018

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer 2018 Short Course: "Concept to Market"

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Summer 2018 Short Course: “Concept to Market”
This nine-week non-credit summer course will guide participants through the process of taking a concept from the laboratory to the marketplace and building a business around it. The course is based on a series of case studies that deal with various aspects of product commercialization and business development, including market analysis and competitive assessment, business strategy, product scale-up and production, financial analysis, intellectual property, risk assessment and regulatory issues. It is intended to prepare the studentforaworldbeyondtheacademicenvironmentandtopresentbusinessconceptsthat willbeimportanttothosewhochoosetopursueanon-academiccareerpath.
Participants who complete the course will receive a certificate, but not GT course credit. The course will be taught by members of the School’s Advisory Board, all with extensive relevant experience from highly successful careers in the private sector.
Lunch will be provided immediately after each class.

Mondays 10:30-12:00
June 04
Elizabeth Gadsby
Innovation and Design
June 11
Gary Bush
Market Needs and Competitive Assessment
June 18
Mike Cobb
Business Models
June 25
Bill Needle
Intellectual Property and Freedom to Operate

July 02
No class
Independence Day – Institute Closed
July 09
David Moody
Cost and Financial Analysis
July 16
Elizabeth Gadsby
Building a Sustainable Business
July 23
Jeff Hurley
Risk Assessment
July 30
Joe Coury
Safety, Health, and Environmental Sustainability


Dr. Gerald A. Bush
Zulu Airline Systems Atlanta, GA

Dr. Mike Cobb Managing Principal Criterion LLC Atlanta, GA

Dr. Joe Coury
formerly FCC R&D Senior Manager Albemarle Corporation
Pasadena, TX 77507
Dr. Elizabeth Gadsby
Dr. Jeffrey S. Hurley
Dr. David Moody Division President Milliken & Company Spartanburg, SC
Head of Product Development and
Vice President, Nonwovens
Clinical Sofusa Business Unit
Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Two Nice-Pak Park
Drug Delivery Development
Orangeburg, NY

Mr. William Needle
Chair of Intellectual Property Dept.
Dr. Kelly Sepcic Pfeil

Ballard Spahr, LLP Atlanta, GA
Arrow Inno Plano, TX

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Service/Support Rep in Calgary, Alberta

Mandel Scientific Company Inc. is a leading supplier of laboratory analytical instrumentation and consumables. We are currently searching for a Service/Support Representative to join our growing team of representatives.
Reporting to the National Service Manager, the candidate will be responsible for providing technical support, troubleshooting, installation & training, and servicing of instrumentation. The representative will be based in Calgary, Alberta , but must be available to travel (primarily the province of Alberta, but other provinces if required).
The successful candidate will be a competitive self-starter with a high level of personal energy. In addition, the candidate must be a highly effective communicator with exceptional problem solving and organizational skills.
To become part of our team, qualified applicants must have three years post-secondary education in a science discipline and two years’ work experience in an analytical chemistry, as well as proficiency in working with analytical instruments (TOC, GC, GC/MS, AA, ICP, HPLC) & software.
Candidates must possess a valid Canadian driver's license. Overnight travel is required.
Mandel offers an excellent compensation package, including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Group benefit plan
If you are the right candidate with the strengths to exceed in this career opportunity, please apply now.
Job Type: Full-time

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fernbank Museum Internship

Monday, April 9, 2018

Undergraduate Research Positions Available in School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Available Research projects for undergraduates in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

There are many opportunities for undergraduates to perform research in one of our School’s research groups. However, it sometimes takes a considerable amount of effort and time to find a project that is a good fit.  

Applications for Undergraduate Research Projects for the Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters are now open!   Please go to the website listed below to find a list of available projects.

All projects listed as "OPEN" are available for you to apply to.  If you are interested in a project on the previous webpage please email me the following information at
  • a pdf of your Resume/CV 
  • a pdf of a small paragraph which is written to the research advisor/mentor on why you would like to work with them on that specific project.
I will attach your transcript to the documents you email me (without editing it) and send all of the information to the research advisor. The research advisor/mentor will then determine who they would like to contact based on the applications.  If you emailed me earlier this semester about applying to a summer/fall research project, and would like to update your resume/paragraph, put it in .pdf form, and/or write to the advisor instead of me, feel free to email it to me again.

Make sure to review the following webpage to know what will be expected of you as an undergraduate researcher in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

You are welcome to apply for as many positions as you would like. Please let me know if you have any questions; I look forward to hearing and working with many of you.   

Dr. Schurmeier