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Welcoming Baby Thomas to the BAL Family

Welcoming Baby Thomas to the BAL Family

Brooks Applied Labs’ would like to congratulate Advanced Chemist, Stephen Springer, and his wife Sylvia, on the birth of their new baby boy: Thomas Ferreira Springer. Baby Thomas was born on Wednesday, June 25th, weighing in at just over six pounds. From all of us at...

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Shipping Samples to BAL from Outside the US

Shipping Samples to BAL from Outside the US

BAL analyzes samples from all over the world on a regular basis. Shipping samples across borders from a foreign country to the US is not uncommon, but there are special regulations and recommended best practices to review prior to shipping samples. Before shipping...

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BAL Road Warriors are Out and About!

BAL Road Warriors are Out and About!

Earlier this month, on June 13th, Brooks Applied Labs scientists were presenting at a meeting of the North American Metals Council (NAMC) Selenium Working Group in Calgary. Ben Wozniak (Technical Services Specialist) gave a talk on the Formation and Identification of...

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BAL Cyclers Ride for Bike-O-Ween

BAL Cyclers Ride for Bike-O-Ween

May was Bike Everywhere Month and several of us from BAL’s bike team - Pedal to the Metal - joined in! Captain Frank McFarland, Rick Manson, Fiona Bellows, and Colin Brady participated this year by riding their bikes around the Seattle area as much as possible,...

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Filtered Beer & Wine can have Higher Arsenic and Lead Levels

Filtered Beer & Wine can have Higher Arsenic and Lead Levels

There have been many research publications in recent years detailing the heavy metal levels in alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine, but few of these investigate how the processing of these beverages may influence the levels of toxic metals. The results of a new...

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BAL Road Warriors are Out and About!

Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

On June 12th and 13th, BAL’s Russ Gerads and Ben Wozniak will be attending the North American Metals Council (NAMC) meeting in Calgary, Alberta in support of the Selenium Working Group. Our involvement in this focused workgroup is a testament to BAL’s expertise and...

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Happy 5th Anniversary!

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Last month, BAL celebrated the 5-year work anniversary for two employees: Helena Vu and Patrick Nye. As a veteran of the industry with more than 20-years of experience, Helena’s technical knowledge, efficiency, and commitment to the highest quality data are...

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Educating the Next Generation of Metals Chemists

Educating the Next Generation of Metals Chemists

Dr. Hakan Gürleyük, Brooks Applied Labs’ Technical Director and Sr. Scientist, was recently a Chemistry Seminar Series guest lecturer at the University of Washington – Bothell’s School of STEM. On March 13th Hakan led a class of approximately 45 undergraduate...

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BAL Road Warriors are Out and About!

Brooks Applied Labs is on the Road Again…

BAL’s Jamie Fox will be speaking at this year’s DoD Environmental Monitoring & Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop, which will take place May 13 – 16 in Orlando. Jamie will present “An Overview of Sequential Extraction Methods to assess Bioavailability and Mobility of...

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Welcoming a New Baby Girl to the BAL Family!

Welcoming a New Baby Girl to the BAL Family!

On April 10th BAL Project Manager Jacki Aitken and her husband, Keven, welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family: Ophelia Juniper. Their son, Silas, is excited to be a BIG brother! Everyone is doing great and happy to be home, trying to get as much sleep as...

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