Jim Tung works at Lacamas Laboratories in Portland, OR, currently as a business development manager. He has been with Lacamas for 10 years, working on developing new chemical manufacturing projects. Before that, he was a senior research chemist at Obiter Research in Champaign, IL performing kilo-scale organic chemistry.
An Oregon native, Jim got his B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Oregon, his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Notre Dame, with postdoctoral experience at Pfizer's laboratories in La Jolla, CA. He is past chair of the Portland Section of the American Chemical Society and was 2019 general co-chair of NORM 2019. He has interests in process chemistry, labor economics, social media outreach and encouraging career exploration and development for younger chemists.