Dr. Dan Kremser joined Battelle in January 2005 and is a Principal Research Scientist in their Advanced Materials Applications (AMA) group.
He has over 25 years experience in analytical instrumentation applications and in laboratory management. Dr. Kremser’s technical expertise is in the characterization of materials and solving complex analytical problems associated with advanced analytical instrumentation. He has worked with a wide variety of physical systems and applications domains, ranging from earth-forming materials and geological samples to organic compounds and soft materials.
In the instrumentation realm he is widely known for his skill and precision as an operator and for his numerous contributions to the field of quantitative elemental and compositional measurement and characterization, most notably X-ray diffraction (XRD), electron beam instruments such as electron microprobes (EPMA) and scanning electron microscopes (SEM) equipped with wavelength-dispersive and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometers, and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometers (ICP-MS). Dr. Kremser obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Connecticut, and earned a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dan has a strong record of involvement with the Microanalysis Society (MAS) and its local affiliated regional societies (AReS) throughout his career. Dr. Kremser joined MAS (and MSA) in 1982 and has served our society with distinction and tireless energy in several roles, most recently as MAS Director from 2005-2007 and as Membership Services Chair from 2008-2011. In this latter role, he has reinvigorated our membership services function, assisted in the introduction of new technology to the job (such as electronic voting), and continues to provide sound advice to MAS Council on many different topics.
At the local level, Dan has contributed significantly to three regional societies: the Microscopy Society of the Ohio River Valley (MSORV), the Microscopy Society of Northeast Ohio (MSNO), and the Central States Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (CSM&MS), serving as President (or currently as President-Elect) of the above as well as Trustee and Secretary. Dr. Kremser has also been a member of the American Geophysical Union since 1978.