James D. McCurry holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Lehigh University. In 1980 Jim joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as an organic analytical chemist working in environmental chemistry and process analysis for semiconductor manufacturing. He left Bell Laboratories in 1989 and joined Agilent Technologies as a field applications specialist in gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. In 1997, Jim accepted a position at the Agilent Technologies Little Falls Site as a senior applications chemist specializing in analytical chemistry measurements for the chemical and refining industries. His current work is in multidimensional GC, trace analysis in complex matrices, LC/MS and fast GC and GC/MS. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Mass Spectrometry, and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).