Dr. Agustin Pierri obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara where he worked on synthesizing photoactive pharmaceuticals and nanocarriers. He has authored many scientific publications and has given numerous presentations at technical meetings on topics ranging from inorganic photochemistry to environmental analytical chemistry. At Weck Labs, he has worked as an analyst in all sections of the laboratory, and since 2007 has worked on developing methods for emerging contaminants by techniques such as LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, and ICP-MS. Since becoming Technical Director in 2016, he continues to be active in developing methods for emerging contaminants, as well as modernizing legacy analytical methods to lower detection limits and increase data quality. In 2020, he was also appointed to the Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee, an advisory body to California ELAP.