She made the move to IMR Test Labs as a Materials Engineer, specializing in commercial failure analysis, particularly in metallurgical and materials evaluation for a wide variety of clients. Incorporating skills in performing failure analysis investigations. In 2018, Jennifer was named as one of the “40 Under 40” young professionals in the finishing industry by Product Finiishing magazine’s editorial board.
Each position included supplier process audits for material manufacturing processes (such as heat treating, welding, coatings, plating), confirming the quality and robustness of supplied parts and manufacturing quality systems, as well as performing failure analysis on various types of materials. metallurgical analysis, corrosion evaluations and environmental exposure testing and analysis.
Her move to IMR-Louisville was aided by working with a true mentor. Brett Miller is a world class metallurgist, and Jennifer felt fortunate that she was able to learn so much from working alongside with him. Her work led to her advancement as lab Quality Manager, overseeing all department's accreditation and certification compliance.
Jennifer’s advice to girls or young women looking at a career in science? “Be confident in your ability to learn. If you are diligent in your studies you can learn just about anything.” Jennifer was recently promoted to Business Unit Manager thanks to her breadth of knowledge about the various operational aspects of an independent lab. Another amazing IMR Woman in Science. #WomenInScience