As Lab Director, Nick is responsible for the overall performance of Smithers’ IL cannabis testing laboratory. In addition to delivering results to customers, he is instrumental in developing and validating new methods in the continuously growing and evolving cannabis space. Nick joined Origo Labs in March 2020 and helped to build out the lab, instrumentation, and testing team. Origo Labs has been IEC/ISO 17025:2017 accredited since March 2021 and focuses on chemical and microbiological testing of cannabis products.
Nick earned a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 2019 after spending his graduate career researching the electronic structure and quantum dynamics of semiconductor nanomaterials. In 2014, he was named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow for his work using novel ultrafast spectroscopic techniques to inform the synthesis and engineering of low-dimensional materials.
Nick currently lives in Chicago, IL with his partner, Jess, and their two cats Reggie and Bosco. He enjoys kickboxing, card and role-playing games, softball, and baking.