Alexis Puerta, Ph.D.

Lead Chemist
Site Quality Manager

Alexis received her Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Her IMR career started in Ithaca, NY as a Research Chemist and later as Lead Chemist. In 2008, Alexis accepted the opportunity to move to Portland, OR and to help develop the chemistry department at IMR-KHA as Lead Chemist. While continuing her work with chemistry, she is also the Site Quality Manager and plays a supporting role for quality systems at the Suzhou, China lab.

In her spare time, Alexis enjoys golfing, reading, gardening, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with her husband Doug and daughters Emelia and Lauren.

ACS (American Chemical Society)

Select Papers and Presentations:

  • Challenges of Analyzing Cadmium and Lead by ICP-AES for RoHS Compliance, ISESE 2007 presentation
  • Dilution by Mass: Improved accuracies and cost efficiencies of sample preparation, ILAP 2007 presentation
  • ICP Analysis of Materials Found in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, NERM 2006 (NorthEast Regional meeting of ACS) presentation
  • Microstructure and Indentation Fracture Behavior of SiC-BN Composites Derived from Blended Precursors of AHPCS and Polyborazylene, Chem. Mater., 2004, 16 (1), p125-132
  • Synthesis and Ceramic Conversion Reactions of 9-BBN-Modified Allylhydridopolycarbosilane: A New Single-Source Precursor to Boron-Modified Silicon Carbide. Chem. Mater. 2003, 15(2), 478-485
  • Silicon-based ceramics from polymer precursors. Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 74, No 11, p2117-2117, 2002.