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Mark Norman

FarrWest Trainer

Dr. Mark L. Norman is the owner of Centerburst Consulting, LLC, based in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he investigated the infrared optical properties of upper atmospheric aerosols. He is an author on seven peer-reviewed publications, including a 2003 collaboration with global climatology scientists from NASA. For the past 20+ years, Dr. Norman has worked with monitoring technologies for emergency response, and he holds two patents for the development of hazardous vapor identification systems. He has developed and delivered numerous scenario-based training courses for chemical detectors and has taught chemical sciences at Bridgewater State University. Dr. Norman’s areas of analytical expertise include FT-IR, Raman, IR lasers, mass spectrometry, and chemical sensing.

Dr. Mark L. Norman is a loving husband and father of two children. He is the owner of Centerburst Consulting LLC, based in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College where he was also active in the Dramatic Arts program. After college, he received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he investigated the infrared optical properties of upper atmospheric aerosols. He is an author on seven peer-reviewed publications, including a 2003 collaboration with global climatology scientists from NASA. For the past 20+ years, Dr. Norman has worked with detection technologies for emergency response, and he is an inventor on two patents for the development of hazardous vapor identification systems. He has developed and delivered numerous scenario-based training courses for chemical detectors and has taught chemical science courses including General Chemistry and Quantitative Chemical Analysis at Bridgewater State University. Dr. Norman’s areas of analytical expertise include FT-IR, Raman, IR lasers, mass spectrometry, and chemical sensing. Moreover, he has a passion for video production and podcasting. With his youngest son, he produced 44 episodes of the “Mick Donato Show” video podcast. At a previous employer, he produced numerous training videos, marketing content including “The MX Files” and “The Instructors Lounge,” and was a co-host of the “Hazard Class” podcast. His primary mission now is to educate emergency responders in the field use of detection technologies using his combination of technical acumen and presentation skills.