Bret Mayo, B.S.

Bret Mayo, B.S.

Instrumentation and Research Specialist

Bret Mayo earned a B.S. in Chemistry from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 1985.

Mayo began work at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. While at Battelle, he constructed several positron annihilation spectrometers and was the first to apply the technique to the study of polymeric materials and coatings including early detection of weathering, crosslink density, pigment dispersion, anti-plasticization, viscosity reduction efficiency, membrane characterization and polymer blend miscibility. He also participated in numerous other projects including formulating coatings for harsh chemical environments, design of chemical warfare protective garments and testing materials for use in chemical warfare environments. He previously worked as a Technical Writer and Senior Chemist in the State Crime Lab and Supervisor in the State Toxicology Lab with the North Dakota State Department of Health. He joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in 2004 to work in the Materials Chemistry Group and is now a member of the Materials Characterization and Analysis Laboratory (MCAL).

Instrument expertise: EA, GCMS, HPLC, LCMS, NMR, PALS