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  • 2009  “Copper Migration: Causes and Solutions”, Euro-TechCon,UK
  • 2009  “Corrosive Sulfur Testing”, Euro-TechCon, November, Stretton,UK
  • 2009  “Copper Mobility and Failure in Electrical Equipment-It is not Corrosive
    Sulfur”,Proceedings of Euro-TechCon, November, Stretton, UK
  • 2009  “Conductive Paths in Paper Insulation”, TechCon-Asia, May, Sidney,Australia
  • 2009 “Copper Mobility and Sulfur”, TechCon-US, February, San Diego, CA, USA
  • 2008  “Copper Mobility and Sulfur in Electrical Equipment”, Euro-TechCon,November,Liverpool, UK
  • 2008  “Meaning of Particles in Transformer Oil”, JST Conference, October, LosAngles,CA, USA
  • 2008  “Health & Green Buildings”, ENERGY/FACILITIES CONNECTIONS,
  • Leavenworth, WA, May 23, 2008
  • 2008  “Unusual Environmental Problems”, Washington State Indoor Air Quality
  • Association, March, Seattle, WA
  • 2007   Particles and Health: Environmental Forensic Analysis, PIHA,
  • October 21, Louisville, KY
  • 2007   Particles and Health: Environmental Forensic Analysis, AIHA,
  • June 2, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006  “Particles, Size Distributions, and Health Complaints”, Northwest
  • Occupational. Health Conference, Oct. 26, Wenatchee, WA
  • 2006  “The Human Being as a Particle Sampling Devise”, Northwest Occupational
  • Health Conference, Oct. 26, Wenatchee, WA
  • 2006  “Paint Induced Elevation of Oil Power Factor in Electrical Equipment”, Doble
  • Conference, April 11, Boston, MA
  • 2006  “Why Schools Are Different: The Environmental Challenge of the Classroom
  • Environment”, Washington Education Association, May 18, Federal Way,
  • WA 2006  “Oil Soluble Contaminants from Materials Used in Electrical
  • Equipment”,US-TechCon, February 6-7, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 2006  “Health and Health Complaints in Schools”, Scarr Center Conference,
  • January 18,Redmond, WA
  • 2005  “Health and Health Complaints and IEQ”, Healthy Indoor Environments
  • Conference, October 13-14, Kansas City, KS
  • 2005  “Particles and IEQ”, Healthy Indoor Environments Conference, October 13-14,
  • Kansas City, KS
  • 2005   Particles and Health: Environmental Forensic Analysis, PIHA,
  • October 22, Denver, CO
  • 2005   Particles and Health: Environmental Forensic Analysis, AIHA,
  • May 22, Anaheim, CA
  • 2005  “Insulation Oil: Data Storage Medium”, Asia-Pacific TechCon, May ,
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 2005  “Death by a Thousand Cuts”, US-TechCon, February , San Diego, CA
  • 2005  “LTC’s with High Cholesterol”, US-TechCon, February , San Diego, CA
  • 2004 “Mechanisms of Coking: Monitoring the Coking Potential”, EPRI,
  • October 14, Charleston, NC
  • 2004  “Particles and the Forensic Assessment of Equipment Condition”, Asia-Pacific
  • TechCon, September, Australia
  • 2003  “Identification of Indoor Particles by Analytical Light Microscopy”,
  • 2003
  • 2002  “Forensic Failure Analysis:  How Materials Fail in Load Tap Changers”, IEEE
  • Conference, October
  • 2002  “Event Generated Metal Particles and Equipment Diagnosis”, Euro-TechCon,
  • Oct. 1-3, Birmingham, UK
  • 2002 “Mechanism of Coking in Load Tap Changers:  A Status Report”, EPRI
  • Conference, February,  2002 “The Failure Cascade, Part II: Microscopical
  • Evidence and the Failure AnalysisTeam”, US-TechCon, February
  • 2001  “The Failure Cascade, Part I: Microscopical Evidence of the Root Cause”,
  • US-TechCon, February ,
  • 1999 “Application of Optical Microscopy to Condition Appraisal of High Voltage
  • Equipment”, TechCon 99, Feb. 18.
  • 1998 “Microscopy of Indoor Environmental Particles”, Northwest Occupational
  • Health.Conference, Seattle, WA, Oct. 8
  • 1997  “Microscopy as a Tool for the Elucidation of High Voltage Equipment
  • Problems:Case Histories”,  TechCon 97, Feb. 13.
  • 1997  “Surface Particles and Environmental Quality”, Graduate Seminar, Montana
  • Technical Institute, Butte, MT.
  • 1996  “Solving Problems in the Electrical Power Industry Using Light Microscopy”,
  • TechCon 96, Feb. 17.
  • 1993 “The Characterization of Particles on Spacecraft Returned from Orbit”,  Particles
  • on Surfaces, Marcel Dekker, Inc., pp. 219-252, 1995.
  • 1992 “Up-Date on Bulk Asbestos Analysis”,  Minnesota Microscopy Association, St.Paul, MN.
  • 1992 “Contamination on LDEF:  Sources, Distribution, and History”, 2nd Post-Retrieval LDEF Symposium, NASA Publication.
  • 1992 “Identification of House Mites and Their Fecal Material”, AOAC International,Northwest North American Conference, Olympia Washington.
  • 1991 “Results of Examination of Silvered Teflon from the Long Duration ExposureFacility (LDEF)”,  LDEF–69 Months in Space: First Post-Retrieval Symposium,June 2-8, NASA CP 3134, 847-859.
  • 1991 “Migration and Generation of Contaminants from Launch Through Recovery:LDEF Case History,  LDEF–69 Months in Space: First Post-RetrievalSymposium, June 2-8, NASA CP 3134, 121-140.
  • 1991 “Particle Types and Sources Associated with LDEF”,  LDEF–69 Months inSpace: First Post-Retrieval Symposium, June 2-8, NASA CP 3134, 101-120. 1991 “Quantification of Contaminants Associated with LDEF”,  LDEF–69 Months in Space: First Post-Retrieval Symposium, June 2-8, NASA CP 3134, 141-154.
  • 1991 “Silver Teflon Blanket: LDEF Tray C-08,  LDEF–69 Months in Space: First Post-Retrieval  Symposium, June 2-8, NASA CP 3134, 861-874.
  • 1991 “New Developments in the Quantification of Asbestos in Bulk Samples”, AOAC International,  Northwest North American Conference, Olympia Washington.
  • 1990  Preliminary Report on Contamination Control for the LDEF Satellite, NASA Langley Publication.
  • 1990 “Introduction to Chemical Microscopy”, AOAC International,  Northwest North American Conference, Olympia Washington.
  • 1989 “An Introduction to Phase Contrast and Phase Contrast Dispersion Staining”, to be published
  • 1988  “Unusual Asbestiform Minerals in Commercial Environments”, Northwest Chapter of Association of Official Analytical Chemists Annual Technical Meeting.
  • 1988  “Small Particle Identification Using Light Microscopy”, Institute of Environmental Sciences Specialty Conference, Longbeach, CA.
  • 1986  Feasibility Study of Receptor Modeling for Apportioning Utility Contributions to Air Constituents, Deposition Quality, and Light Extinction, Electric Power Research Institute Publication.
  • 1986  Analytical Light Microscopy, Textbook for Optical Properties of Materials Class, University of Washington.
  • 1984  Bulk Asbestos Analysis, Textbook of Bulk Asbestos Analysis Class, Microlab Northwest.
  • 1984  “Determination of the Cleanliness of Surfaces”, Institute of Environmental Sciences Specialty Conference, Tualatin, OR.
  • 1983  “Detection of Contaminants”,  Institute of Environmental Sciences Specialty Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • 1983  “Analysis of Contaminants:  Elements, Compounds, Sources, and Properties”, Institute of Environmental Sciences Specialty Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • 1983  Interlaboratory Comparison of Receptor Model Results for Houston Aerosol, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Specialty Conference on Atmospheric Particulate Analysis (Quail Roost II). 1983 Contamination Control Microscopy, Tutorial and Publication at the 1983 Annual Technical Meeting of the Inst. Envir. Sci.
  • 1983   “Metal in oil analysis using analytical light microscopy”, Doble Conference.
  • 1982 “Light microscopy as an analytical approach to receptor modeling”, Specialty Conference: Receptor Models Applied to Contemporary Pollution Problems, APCA, pp. 266-284.
  • 1982  “Quantitative Optical Microscopical Analysis”,  Environmental Protection Agency Specialty Conference on Atmospheric Particulate Analysis (Quail Roost II).
  • 1982 “The identification of particulate contamination in insulation oil”, Proceedings of Inst. Envir. Sci..
  • 1982  “Automatic Image Analysis as a Particle Counting Technique”, Annual Technical Meeting of the Inst. Envir. Sci.
  • 1982  “The Selection of Optical Criteria for the Identification of Airborne Particulate”, Annual Technical Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
  • 1981 “How Particulate Contaminants are Identified Using the Light Microscope”, Proceedings of Inst. Envir. Sci., 1981.
  • 1981  “The Selection of Optical Classification Criteria for the Quantitative Light Microscopical Analysis of Complex Powders”, American Chemical Society Pacific Conference.
  • 1981  “Optical Microscopy:  An Important Tool for Particulate Receptor Source Apportionment”, Annual Technical Meeting Proceedings of the Air Pollution Control Association (APCA).
  • 1980  “Teaching Analytical Light Microscopy in a Contamination Control Laboratory”, Proceedings of the Annual Technical Meeting of the Inst. Envir. Sci.,pp. 219-23, May 12-14, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1980  “Problems with the Optical Microscopic Identification and Quantification of Asbestos”, Annual Technical Meeting Proceedings of the Air Pollution Control Association (APCA).
  • 1980  “Three Legal Actions and Optical Microscopy”, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Specialty Conference on Atmospheric Particulate Analysis
  • (Quail Roost I).
  • 1980  “Review of ‘Environmental Pollutants: Detection and Measurement’, ed. Y. Taft”,   Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 23, No. 5. 1979  “A Formalized Mathematical Evaluation of Error in Quantitative Optical Microscopy”,  Proceedings of Inst. Envir. Sci.
  • 1979  “A Standardized Approach to Airborne Pollution Analysis Using Quantitative Optical Microscopy”, Proceedings of Inst. Envir. Sci.
  • 1979 “Interpretation of Flight Collected Contamination Data for AIMP-D, AIMP-E, IMP-I, and NTS-2 Satellites”, NASA Presentation.
  • 1978 “Assemblage Analysis — Identification of Contamination Sources”, 2nd Spacecraft Contamination Control Conf.
  • 1978 “Estimation of error in quantitative microscopic analysis of compounds”, 4th International Symposium on Contamination Control, Washington, D.C..
  • 1977 “The role of light microscopy in aerospace analytical laboratories”, Proceedings of Inst. Envir. Sci..
  • 1976  Analytical Light Microscopy:  Theory”, Boeing Document D180-20196-1
  • 1976  “Analytical Methods in Optical Microscopy”, Boeing Document D180-20196-2
  • 1975  “Combined Environmental Effects on Polymers”, Proceedings of the National Space Simulation Symposium.
  • 1975  “Optical and Density Study of Airborne Particulate in the Duwamish Basin”, Boeing Document D180-18611-1
  • 1974  “Dielectric Failure and Particle Generation in an Orbital Environment”, Boeing Document D180-18611-1
  • 1973  “Forensic Applications of Pollen Analysis”, Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists
  • 1972  “Genetics and Fingerprints, Forensic Applications”, International Association for Identification, Western Canada and Northwest U.S. Chapter.
  • 1972  “Evidence Handling, Standard Operating Procedure”, Training Guide for Bellevue Police Department.
  • 1971  “Fingerprints as Evidence:  Their Protection, Documentation, and Collection”, Training Guide for Bellevue Police Department.