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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  • 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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  • Tim Paschkewitz, Ph.D.


    Tim Paschkewitz, a true midwesterner originally from Wisconsin, has always had a passion for science, education, teaching, and people. Naturally, when Pine Research was hiring an electrochemist that would predominantly be involved in sales, Tim eagerly applied (after being encouraged by his graduate advisor that the position seemed as if written for him). After completing his Ph.D. in electrochemsitry at The University of Iowa in 2012, Tim began with Pine Research soon after. He naturally connects with people on both personal, everyday matters as well as on advanced electrochemical pathways. While not jet-setting around the world attending conferences and providing product demonstrations and training to customers, Tim manages the technical writing projects at Pine Research, including authoring many user guides, technical and application notes, and educational laboratory exercises. He also shares an important role in the marketing efforts of the company, in areas including social media, videos, print and digital media, advertising, and website management. Tim provides valuable insight to our engineering staff as to what new products and software features are needed in the electrochemical community. Recently, Tim has taken on the role of sales scientist for the new neuroelectrchemical product line. He accomplishes all this with the support of an amazing sales team…and a lot of coffee.

    “Every five years or so I look back on my life and I have a good laugh.”

    ~ Emily Saliers

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