Marc Foster is the Technical Manager for California Laboratory Services. Marc oversees the quality management of analytical and support staff in regard to performance and job requirements, laboratory production, and report deadlines. He is the primary technical advisor for inquiries from state and/or Federal agencies, industrial and engineering clients, and private individuals. Dr. Foster works closely with the client services staff to meet and assist project and client needs.
At CLS Dr. Foster’s key work activities include: operation, training and maintenance of several Agilent GC/MS, Agilent 7890 with dual ECD, Tekmar Atomx purge and traps, Thermo ICAP 740 ICPOES, Perkin Elmer Elan DRC-e ICPMS, Agilent 7900 ICPMS, Leeman Hydra II Automated Mercury Analyzer, PS Analytical Automated mercury analyzer, TOC/TOX Analyzer, Dionex IC, Thermo IC and Agilent HPLC. In addition to operation, training and maintenance Dr. Foster does method development for the determination of organics and metals in all matrices which are of interest to our client but primarily water and soil samples.
Dr. Foster’s experience includes knowledge of QA/QC laboratory protocols and the review and validation of environmental data and methods, and client and/or regulatory agency interactions in response to specific technical, or service inquiries. Through his extensive experience as a chemist, supervisor, and laboratory director, Dr. Foster has developed specialized capabilities in environmental chemistry, research, analysis, procedures, and operations.
Dr. Foster has published eleven research papers with a long history of method development as well as supervision and training for the operation and maintenance of numerous analytical instruments including GC, GCMS, GCMSMS, HPLC, LCMSMS, NMR, ICPOES, CVAA and ICPMS.
Dr. Foster received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Washington and a B.S. /M.S., in Chemistry from CSU Sacramento and enjoys trout fishing, kayaking and in-line skating.