Kathleen A. McIntyre is a Laboratory Analyst at the EERC, where her work involves elemental analysis in biological tissues and nonbiological samples including coal, coal by-products, and sediment and mercury analysis in combustion flue gas, coal, fuel oil, and biowaste. In addition to wet-chemistry analysis, she assists with x-ray diffraction (XRD), x-ray fluorescence (XRF), and scanning electron microscopy analysis. Prior to her position at the EERC, she served as a Physical Science Technician at the ARS USDA Human Nutrition Research Center. She received training as a laboratory assistant at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks and is pursuing a degree at UND. Ms. McIntyre is experienced in preparation, dissolution, and elemental analysis of biological and nonbiological samples. This involves expertise in sample collection, handling, weighing, digestion, dilution, and analysis. In addition to these duties, she is trained in the operation, calibration, and maintenance of a variety of lab instruments. Other areas of expertise include data processing using computer spreadsheet programs and the procurement and inventory management of lab supplies and equipment.