About the Author
Howard Mark is President of Mark Electronics, Suffern, New York. He was previously affiliated as a Senior Scientist at Technicon Instrument Corp. in Tarrytown, New York. He holds a B.S. degree from City College of New York, an M.A. from City University of New York, and a PhD from New York University. His professional interests include instrument development, especially for spectroscopy; statistical and chemometric data analysis; and Custom software development, especially for implementation of data analysis algorithms. He received the 2003 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Achievement in Near Infrared Spectroscopy. He holds 6 U.S patents and has published 2 books and numerous book chapters. He has acted as Associate editor for the Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy, Wiley (2001). He has served as Past president of Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (CNIRS), Treasurer of the New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and as Past Chair of the New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. In addition he acts as Contributing editor and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Spectroscopy. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers dealing with design and development of scientific instrumentation, new concepts in computerized instrumentation and data analysis. Jerome (Jerry) J. Workman, Jr. is Executive Vice President of Research & Engineering for Unity Scientific and Process Sensors Corporation; Certified Core Adjunct Professor at National University, CA; and Principal at Biotechnology Business Associates. He was formerly Vice President of Technology Research for Masimo Corporation; Director of Research, Technology & Applications Development for Molecular Spectroscopy & Microanalysis for ThermoFisher Scientific; Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research & Engineering at Argose Inc.; Senior Research Fellow at Kimberly-Clark Analytical Science & Technology; and Principal Scientist at Perkin-Elmer. Dr. Workman has played a major role in defining and developing over 20 scientific instrument advancements with novel software improvements for successful commercial use for start-ups to major corporations. He has more than 55 U.S. and international patent applications (since 1998); 20 U.S. and international patents issued, and multiple trade secrets. He has a total of 475 technical publications; and 18 reference books on a broad range of spectroscopy, chemometrics, and data processing techniques. He has received awards from the Eastern Analytical Symposium, ASTM International, Coblentz Society; as well as multiple fellowships, technical, and government appointments. He has taught annual courses in NIR spectroscopy, chemometrics, and statistics for the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, the American Chemical Society, the Instrument Society of America, and the Federation of Analytical Chemists and Spectroscopy Societies, and at several universities and corporations.He holds a BA degree cum laude in natural sciences, and an MA in biological sciences from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, and a PhD degree with high commendation in biological chemistry from Columbia Pacific University. He is a graduate of the Columbia Senior Executive Program and also holds Columbia Business School Certificates in Executive Development (CIED) and in Business Excellence (CIBE). He also holds a Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the M.I.T. Sloan School. He is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.