Florence Wu, Ph.D.
Dr. Wu has over 20 years of academic and work experience in microbiology and mycology. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, and her M.S. from the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2002, Dr. Wu co-founded AEMTEK, INC. where she currently serves as President and CEO. Dr. Wu’s analytical experiences include detection and enumeration of microbial pathogens, fungal identification, microbial sampling and analysis of environmental samples, water, and food products. Dr. Wu also provides technical consultation in food safety, environmental monitoring, and contamination control and is involved in product research and development. She has published numerous scientific papers and several book chapters as well as given many lectures and presentations on various microbiology subjects at national and international conferences. Dr. Wu has also been awarded the Woman-Owned Business of the Year in Fremont, California, and Enterprising Woman of the Year 2009 by The National Association of Women Business Owners-Silicon Valley.
Eric Wilhelmsen, Ph.D.
Dr. Wilhelmsen holds a Ph.D. in Ag and Environmental Chemistry, an M.S degree in Food Science and Technology, and a B.S in Food Biochemistry, all from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wilhelmsen acts as a technical advisor for AEMTEK and brings the following expertise to our company: (1) Technical consultation in food science, food safety, analytical chemistry, experimental design, and statistical analysis (2) Evaluation and development of technologies for the food industry (3) Authentication and quality assessment of ingredients (4) Sampling techniques, shelf life and challenge studies, and product research and development (5) Expert witness for food authentication, fruit and vegetable products and processes (6) Problem analysis and troubleshooting of food products and processes.
Dr. Heidi Wright has a Ph.D. degree in Food Science & Technology and Toxicology from Iowa State University where she specialized in research areas related to natural antimicrobials in food and pharmaceutical applications. She also has an M.S in Biological Science with a specialization in Microbiology from South Dakota State University. Her research included extension outreach in food safety training. She has over 12 years of academic and industry experience in the areas of food safety, antimicrobials, and microbiology research, including method development, validation testing, and study designs for challenge and shelf-life studies.
Feifei Han, Ph.D.
Director of Food Testing
Dr. Han earned her Ph.D. degree in Food Science at Louisiana State University and B.S. degree in Food Science at the China Agricultural University. She has extensive experience working with various food pathogens, such as Salmonella, Vibrio, Campylobacter, and Listeria. Dr. Han has published thirteen peer-reviewed articles in internationally renowned journals and has given many presentations at national conferences. Dr. Han is also an active member of many organizations, including the International Association for Food Protection, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Society for Microbiology.
Director of Marketing and Sales
Ms. Soslow earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the George Washington University School of Business, with concentrations in Marketing and Psychology. After joining AEMTEK, Jessica has received training in food microbiology, cGMP, HACCP, environmental monitoring plans, and food science, which enables her to have meaningful dialog about technical issues with our clients. Jessica is responsible for the marketing outreach, training & events coordination, and new client onboarding here at AEMTEK. It is likely her bubbly personality and bright smile that you will be greeted with when you visit us at trade shows.
Client Care Manager
Ms. Wright earned her bachelor of science degree in microbiology from UC Davis. She has over 5 years of experience in customer service and technical support in the biotechnology industry and is cGMP trained and certified. Kim is responsible for technical support at AEMTEK, acting as the liaison between the lab and our clients.
Customer Service Manager
Mrs. Spencer joined AEMTEK in 2004. She holds an Associate in Arts degree in liberal arts studies and has many years of experience in customer service, faculty support, and clerical services. Sharon is responsible for sample receiving, data reporting, and client communications. Sharon handles customer service issues and responds to inquiries about project status. It is usually Sharon’s friendly voice you will hear when you call us.
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