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The Team

  • Neil Spinner, Ph.D.

    pine_neilspinner_710_6094Neil Spinner joined the Pine Research Team as an Electrochemical Engineer in 2016.  Neil brings with him an extensive history of working with batteries, especially while working as a post-doctoral research associate at the Naval Research Laboratory and as a graduate student at the University of Connecticut.  Originally from New Hampshire, Neil enjoys following his wildly successful Boston sports teams and is running out of space in his closet for the scores of championship T-shirts.  Neil resides in the Durham, North Carolina area.

    “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”

    ~ Louis Armstrong

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  • Alex Peroff, Ph.D.

    pine_alexperoff_710_5998Alex Peroff joined the Pine Research team as an Electroanalytical Scientist in 2016. Alex came to Pine Research after earning his Ph.D. at Northwestern University under the direction of Richard Van Duyne and Eric Weitz. Following his doctorate, Alex completed a post-doctoral position at SUNY Albany.  Alex resides in the Durham, North Carolina area.

    “If it doesn’t disobey the Heisenberg uncertainty principle or the 2nd law of thermodynamics, it should be possible.”

    ~ Alex Peroff

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  • Greg McCarty, Ph.D.

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    Dr. McCarty joined the Pine Research Instrumentation Team in 2015 to continue his efforts to advance the utilization of electroanalytical techniques in biomedical research. With a strong passion for teaching and research, Greg was a Research Assistant Professor with the Pennsylvania State Nanofabrication Facility and the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics and an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering with North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. McCarty’s research interests include nanofabrication, biomedical sensors, technologies to aid neuroscience researchers, and wireless and low-power sensor nodes. His recent research focused on creating electroanalytical techniques for monitoring biochemical signaling to improve understanding of brain function and dysfunction. Greg has a B.S. degree in engineering science, M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry all from The Pennsylvania State University.

    “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

    ~ Steve Jobs

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  • Dr. Reducks

    Dr. ReducksSome call him a born genius. With a background that includes physical electrochemistry, spectroscopy, neuroelectrochemistry, software design and development, mechanical, and electrical engineering, Dr. Reducks enjoys participating on scientific social media sites.  He likes answering questions, solving research problems, and having fun whenever possible! There is nothing he likes better than to answer questions; especially those that pertain to Pine Research products.

    Dr. Reducks tries to keep up with Pine Research via his Facebook page.  Visit and like his page to stay current with his travels, adventures, questions and answers, and other engaging content.  Dr. Reducks can be seen at scientific conferences in the technical exhibition area and almost always hanging out with the team of Pine Research electrochemists.

    “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a voltammogram.”

    ~ Dr. Reducks

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  • Frank Dalton, Ph.D.

    pine_frankdalton_710_5940Dr. Frank Dalton is the General Manager for Pine Research Instrumentation, Inc. and responsible for overall business operations.  Frank joined Pine in 1997 as a Research Director after many years of teaching chemistry at Grove City College.  In 2005, he was charged with expanding the electrochemistry division of Pine Instrument Company, and relocating electrochemical product development from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.  He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Frank has a passion for software engineering pertaining to chemical instrumentation, custom product manufacturing for scientific research, small business development, and authentic North Carolina Barbecue.

    “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”

    ~ William Pollard

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