Josh Swider (Co-Owner) earned his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and degrees in Physics and Biology from EWU in 2012. His passion for knowledge in analytical chemistry led him to San Diego State University where he received his Master’s degree in Chemistry in 2014. After this he continued to receive his PhD from University of California San Diego in Chemistry while specializing in analytical chemistry where his major focus was on developing new ionization sources for mass spectrometers. During his time in graduate school his passion for teaching and education was rewarded by earning the inaugural award for Teaching Associate of the year as a PhD student. Throughout the nine years in college he had learned about the medical benefits of cannabis which provided patients solutions that they might not be able to get from other forms of medicine and the community had a lack of analytical chemists involved. With his passion for analytical chemistry and teaching he always knew that opening an analytical laboratory was the direction he was going to pursue soon after earning his PhD. Knowing that his background could help the current cannabis committee in southern Californian led him to open Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs with David Marelius in 2016 while still finishing his PhD. Currently he is involved in many facets of the company but his major focus is developing and maintain the analytical laboratory standards which many of times are above the industry standards.
David Marelius (Co-Owner) was born and raised in San Diego. He attended SDSU and received his BS in Chemistry in 2009. He went on to work on his PhD in the joint doctoral program with SDSU and UCSD, where he used organic and organometallic synthesis to make catalysts for water splitting, the conversion of water into oxygen and hydrogen for energy storage. He received the IPMI Richard Rubin Memorial Scholarship Award in 2014 which recognizes achievement in precious metals research by a graduate student. In 2015 David defended his thesis entitled “Studies on Bis Protic N-Heterocylic Carbene Pincer Complexes and on Water Oxidation Catalysts”. See below for a list of publications that David was involved with:
1. “Evolution of Iridium-Based Molecular Catalysts during Water Oxidation with Ceric Ammonium Nitrate” D. B. Grotjahn, D. B. Brown, J. K. Martin, D. C. Marelius, M. C. Abadjian, H. N. Tran, G. Kalyuzhny, K. S. Vecchio, Z. G. Specht, S. A. Cortes-Llamas, V. Miranda-Soto, C. van Niekerk, C. E. Moore, A. L. Rheingold, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 19024-19027.
2. “How Do Proximal Hydroxy or Methoxy Groups on the Bidentate Ligand Affect (terpy)Ru(N,N)X Water Oxidation Catalysts? Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity at Acidic and Near-neutral pH,” D. C. Marelius, S. Bhagan, D. J. Charboneau, K. M. Schroeder, J. M. Kamdar, A. R. McGettigan, B. J. Freeman, C. E. Moore, A. L. Rheingold, A. L. Cooksy, D. K. Smith, J. J. Paul, E. T. Papish, D. B. Grotjahn, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 676–689.
3. “Hydrogen-bonding Pincer Complexes with Two Protic N-Heterocyclic Carbenes from Direct Metalation of a 1,8-Bis(imidazol-1-yl)carbazole by Platinum, Palladium, as well as Nickel,” D. C. Marelius, E. H. Darrow, C. E. Moore, J. A. Golen, A. L. Rheingold, D. B. Grotjahn, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 31, 10988-10992.
4. “Studies on Bis Protic N-Heterocylic Carbene Pincer Complexes and on Water Oxidation Catalysts” D. C. Marelius, UCSD thesis
5. “Reactivity Studies of Bis Protic N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes 1,8-Bis(imidazol-1-ylidene)carbazole Platinum and Palladium under Basic Conditions,” D. C. Marelius, C. E. Moore, A. L. Rheingold, D. B. Grotjahn, Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2016, 12, 1334-1339.
6. “Ruthenium complexes of 2,2’-bipyridine-6,6’-diphosphonate ligands for water oxidation” J. M. Kamdar, D. C. Marelius, C. E. Moore, A. L. Rheingold, D. K. Smith, D. B. Grotjahn, ChemCatChem 2016, 8, 3045-3049.
Erick Thacker (Lab Tech) earned his BS in Chemistry and a certificate from the American Chemical Society from San Diego State University in 2017. He completed research in a Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Method Development lab at SDSU where he learned the necessity of standardized methods. His dedication to precision and accuracy makes him the perfect technician to uphold the highest standards of analysis for your product that the market has to offer.
Dillon Burns (Lab Tech) earned his BS in Chemistry from San Diego State University where he did research on the synthesis and characterization of novel fluorescent compounds. He continued his research and education to earn his masters degree in Chemistry from SDSU. His research experience combined with his industry experience makes him a great asset to the team.
1. “Fluorescence Turn-On Sensing of DNA Duplex Formation by a Tricyclic Cytidine Analogue” Dillon D. Burns, Kristine L. Teppang, Raymond W. Lee, Melissa E. Lokensgard, Byron W. Purse, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 1372–1375
Natalie Wyse (Office Manager) is a San Diego native who earned a BA in Sociology in 2017, equipping her with the knowledge and experience to provide excellent customer service to a diverse clientele.