Craig S. Schwandt, Ph.D.

Director of Industrial Services | McCrone Associates
Senior Research Scientist | McCrone Associates
Instructor | Hooke College of Applied Sciences
25+ Years of Experience

Craig is currently director of industrial services at McCrone Associates. He joined the electron optics group at McCrone Associates as a senior research scientist in 2007. He specializes in X-ray microanalysis of particles using energy and wavelength dispersive spectrometry methods with the scanning electron microscope and electron microprobe. Craig has extensive and diverse analytical capabilities developed with extensive petrologic and mineralogical research. These include, among others topics, optical crystallography, X-ray diffraction analysis, electron microscopy, and X-ray spectrometry. He began acquiring his experience working for the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. He was the first geosciences postdoctoral appointee at Sandia National Laboratories. Subsequently, he was a national research council associate at Johnson Space Center, where he continued as a contractor support scientist with the Office of Astromaterials Research until joining McCrone Associates.

Ph.D., Geology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1991
M.S., Geology, University of Missouri – Columbia, 1988
B.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1984

Schwandt, C.S. (2010) Characterizing Nanometer-Scale Materials Using a Low-Angle Backscattered Electron Detector, American Laboratory, Nov/Dec 2010, 13-17.

Karlinsey, R.L., Mackey, A.C., Schwandt, C.S., and Walker, T.J. (2011) SEM evaluation of demineralized dentin treated with professional-strength NaF topical pastes. American Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 24, No. 6, 357-362.

Karlinsey, Robert L., Mackey, Allen C., Blanken, Douglas D., and Schwandt, Craig S. (2012) Remineralization of eroded enamel lesions by simulated saliva in vitro. The Open Dentistry Journal, 6, 170-176.

Karlinsey, Robert L., Mackey, Allen C., and Schwandt, Craig S. (2012) Effects on dentin treated with eluted multi-mineral varnish in vitro. The Open Dentistry Journal, 6, 157- 163.

Karlinsey, Robert L., Mackey, Allen C., Dodge, Lauren E., and Schwandt, Craig S. (2014) Noncontact remineralization of incipient lesions treated with a 5% sodium fluoride varnish in vitro. Journal of Dentistry for Children, January-April.

Schwandt, Craig S. (2014) Particle Characterization: Challenges Associated With Submicrometer Size Objects. American Laboratory, April 2014 issue.

Schwandt, Craig S. (2015) How Do Microscopy Methods Reveal the Source of Trace Contaminants? Food Safety, August 2015 issue.