Carolyn J. Otten, Ph.D.

Senior Manager – Chemistry

Carolyn J. Otten, Ph.D.  has over fifteen years of experience in directing and performing analytical chemistry investigations. She has designed and supervised projects involving deformulation (reverse engineering), failure analysis, compositional identification and contaminant issues. Skilled in communicating results to clients, she is responsible for technical accuracy and data quality.

Dr. Otten has served as a scientific technical consultant and expert witness, providing testimony for cases involving product liability and patent infringement.


  • Deformulation (reverse engineering)
  • Failure analysis
  • Material identification
  • Contaminant identification
  • Food packaging-product interactions
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

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