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Apr 2011Present

Analyst - Intern

Pam Beach County Economic Development
  • Analyze and conduct research on a vast range of emerging technologies focused primarily on renewable energy, energy efficiency.
  • Contribute to departmental and county-wide strategic and operational goals related to emerging renewable energy, energy efficiency, by working with the Environmental Resource Management District, Palm Bach County Facilities, and other stakeholders to research, design, analyze, and integrate strategic technologies into reducing county facilities energy consumption. 
  • Specifically contributed to the SunShot Initiative: DOE Rooftop Solar Challenge to Induce Market Transformation Grant and the South Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Community Energy Strategic Plan Development)

Aug 2007Mar 2011

Materials Analyst II

EnerFuel, Inc.
  • Proposal/ patent/ white paper development for technical/ government solicitation
  • Developed working relationships with business partners for product development engagements with specific regard to MEA development and fuel cell dehumidification systems
  • Performed independent experimental design and material synthesis of ionomer membranes to overcome durability issues for prototype MEA applications
  • Method development, data analysis, and materials characterization of various MEA components, from ionomers/ coatings to electrodes, as well as analyzing methods for maintaining constant fuel cell environments. 
  • Streamlined and developed new sourcing relationships and initialized procurement processes of various instrumentation and chemicals
Jun 2004Sep 2007

Operations Manager

Citadel Bottled Water Company, Inc.
  • Developed supply chain protocol and cycle reduction methodologies for bottling processes and delivery.
  • Ad hoc reporting for inventory controls and forcasting, which alloed for smooth transition into seasonal production cycles (i.e. hurricane emergency protocol) 
  • Managed corporate accounts and developed innovative instruments for growth, which lead to 8% increase in sales
  • Managing oversight of A/R - A/P
Aug 2002May 2004

Organic Chemist/Recitation Teaching Assistantship

  • Directed students in personally developed curriculum based on the lecture
  • Co-developed study guides and class work with professors
  • Managed and evaluated student progress
May 2003Dec 2003

Synthetic Organic Chemist/Contract

FAU/Sunol Inc.
  • Synthesis and characterization of organo-phosphate compounds
  • Scale-up synthesis, optimization of reactions
Aug 2001Mar 2002

Analytical Chemist/Intern

Rexall Sundown, Inc.
  • Wet chemistry and bench-top analysis of various vitamins and supplements
  • Implemented solution preparations, dissolution baths, disintegration methods, and hazardous waste disposal according to SOP and GMPs
  • Standardization of Karl Fischer, pH meters
  • Co-developed standard operating procedures for the analytical laboratory




Florida Atlantic University

Expected Graduation August 2011

Aug 2001May 2003


Aug 1999May 2001


Palm Beach State College


Machining techniques
Visual Mills Cam Software, milling and lathe machines, Techno CNC routing.  Familiar with MasterCam software, Haas CNC milling, Solidworks, and thermoforming techniques. 
Analytical Techniques
Various chromatographic methods, spectroscopy: infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance. Statistical analysis software (STATA). Familiar with electron impedance spectroscopy  


V. Stanic, J. Tatalovich., Advanced Gas Diffusion Layers for PEM Fuel Cells, Enerfuel, Inc. 218th ECS Meeting, Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 10 – Las Vegas, NV October (2010).

Lepore, S.D.; Jairaj, V.; Tatalovich, J.E., Study of the electronic and steric effects of the reaction of hydroxyl-protected-1-lithioalkynols with several electrophiles. South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (Poster Presentation), Savannah, GA, September (2001)

Lepore, Salvatore D.; Jairaj, Vinod; Tatalovich, Jason E., Studies towards the total synthesis of Isochromophilone II: Intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions of allenyl carbonyls. Department of Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA.  Abstracts of Papers, 223rd ACS National Meeting, Orlando, FL, United States, April 7-11, 2002  (2002)

Continuing Education

Synthesis and Characterization, Advanced Instrumentation, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Advanced Growth and Development, Modern Economic Concepts, Advanced Macro/Microeconomics, Advanced Math for Economics, Advanced Econometrics


Cycling and mountain biking, endurance training, tennis, photography, cooking, Tai Chi, reading, writing.


  • Published Short Story in Local Paper
  • Fund raised for and completed 2010 MS 150 mile race for Multiple Sclerosis (2010).
  • Reestablished and became Vice President of the Florida Atlantic University Omicron Delta Epsilon chapter.


Connie Francis

Michael Barbera

David Tibbetts

Vesna Stanic