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Vincent B. Conrad, Ph.D.

Consulting Scientist

Dr. Vince Conrad is a Consulting Scientist at RJ Lee Group, where he is responsible for coordinating the development of laboratory/technical services and implementation of projects to address the constantly changing needs of the coal, gas, power generation, and water industries. As former Director of Technical Services at CONSOL Energy (R&D), Dr. Conrad used his analytical chemistry background to resolve environmental, maintenance, safety, and supply chain management issues and worked with engineers to develop new processes and procedures to solve operational, environmental, and maintenance problems.

Dr. Conrad has more than thirty years of experience directing laboratory support for technical service projects including characterization of Marcellus flowback and produced water, implementing proactive maintenance support for mining equipment, and coordinating analytical support for coal mine fires as well as for research projects that evaluated priority pollutants, fine particulate, mercury, and trace element emissions from power plants.

Dr. Conrad received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Tennessee. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented numerous papers at professional symposia.


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Education History

  1. 1983

    Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry

    University of Tennessee
  2. 1978

    B.S., Chemistry

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Professional Experience

  1. 2014 - Present
    Consulting Scientist
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 2011 - 2013
    Director of Technical Services
    CONSOL Energy, Inc. R&D
  3. 2007 - 2011
    Director of Technical Services
    CONSOL Energy, Inc. R&D
  4. 1992 - 2007
    Laboratory Manager
    CONSOL Energy, Inc. R&D
  5. 1983 - 1992
    Group Leader/Research Scientist
    CONSOL Energy, Inc. R&D

Memberships & Awards

  • Certified Lubrication Specialist
    Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
  • Board of Directors
    Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
  • Chair of Program
    Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
  • Chairman
    Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh