Expanding Material Characterization Capabilities Using Pyrolysis GCMS


Title: Expanding Material Characterization Capabilities Using Pyrolysis GCMS

Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes

Available On Demand



Have you ever wanted an alternate sample introduction method?  Maybe the sample of interest needs to be hotter than a standard inlet will reach.  Pyrolysis is a sample introduction technique that uses elevated temperatures to break down organic materials.  The starting samples can be anything from liquids to solids from many different application areas.  Attend to get your questions answered by the experts.

Shimadzu Scientific and Frontier Ltd present “Expanding Material Characterization Capabilities Using Pyrolysis GCMS” where you will learn not only the fundamentals of this technique, but also the application uses. 



Nicole Lock
GCMS Product Manager
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments


Nicole Lock is the GCMS Product Manager at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. Nicole graduated from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She started her career as a service engineer in a small third-party service organization repairing multiple brands’ GC and GCMS units. This skill set led Nicole to Shimadzu where she has spent the last 12 years working in both the service and marketing department representing the GC and GCMS product lines. Her passion is training others on Shimadzu GCMS and helping customers make the most of their systems.



Rojin Belganeh
Technical & Marketing Director
Frontier Laboratories-North America


Rojin Belganeh is the Technical & Marketing Director at Frontier Laboratories-North America. Rojin graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She started her profession as an analytical chemist in oil & gas industry in 2012. As an analytical chemist, Rojin worked with various analytical instruments, such as Pyrolysis GCMS, TGA, FTIR, and X-Rays for material characterization, polymer identification, and contamination analysis. She also holds an MBA degree concentrating in strategic marketing from the University of Houston-Victoria. As a former user for more than five years, Rojin joined Frontier Laboratories in May of 2017. She is very passionate in creating awareness about Frontier technology and providing technical support to users.



William Pipkin
Global Marketing
Frontier Laboratories


William Pipkin has over 30 years experience in commercializing technology. This includes all aspects: sales, support, marketing, R&D, and management. He has directed inception and development through sales, support, and obsolescence. William has expertise in strategy, market research, market segmentation, advertising, sales promotion, pricing, and customer service. His experience is international including Europe, Japan, and China. His teams and collaborations have been cross-functional, cross-entity, and cross-cultural.

William received a Bachelor of Science in analytical chemistry (American Chemical Society certified) from Brigham Young University and an MBA in entrepreneurship and finance (Dean’s List) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a Senior Fellow in Wharton's Emerging Technology Management Research Program.



Atsushi Watanabe
Vice President
Frontier Laboratories


Atsushi Watanabe (known as Ichi-san) obtained his Associate of Chemistry and Biochemistry from Fukushima National College of Technology. He then studied in Vancouver, Canada at the University of British Columbia where he earned a BS in Commerce and General Business Management. He is currently in the process of defending his PhD in analytical pyrolysis at Tohoku University. He is a Vice President in Frontier Laboratories and a member of the board. Currently Ichi-san heads up global marketing and IT. Ichi-san has 4 publications in Japanese and 13 international publication in English. He also serves as a committee member of Japan Gas Chromatography Research Group.