Dr. Steven Singletary- Founder and Chief Scientist
Dr. Singletary was born in Lumberton, NC, graduated from Tar Heel Jr-Sr High School, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune. Following his enlistment, he attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, obtaining a BS degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, he went on to graduate with a MS degree in Geology from Texas Christian University, and finally obtained his doctorate (PhD) in Geochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) fellowship. Dr. Singletary was a Postdoctoral Research Associate the Lunar and Planetary Lab located at the University of Arizona. As an Assistant Professor at Fayetteville State University he secured approximately 1.9 million dollars in grant funding, founded and served as the Director of the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center, and has multiple publications in peer-review journals.
Dr. Singletary’s background includes experience in geology and geochemistry (MS/PhD, respectively), Aeronautical and Electrical Engineering (MS in progress), academia, research, statistics, and quality assurance. He specializes in the analysis and characterization of materials (1997-present) and has collaborated in the development of new analytical techniques using the microprobe in the fields of forensics, environmental science and failure analysis. Dr. Singletary has been trained in the area of material analysis and high temperature thermodynamics, has been heavily involved in scientific research in the area of nanotechnology, he additionally has manufacturing QC and experience in aging air craft structural analysis.