Steven P. Compton Ph. D.

STEVEN P. COMPTON, Ph. D.
Executive Director
Dr. Compton has assumed Dr. Jim Millette’s responsibilities as of October 1, 2014.

Having worked alongside Jim, Steve is well qualified to assist clients needing expertise in the environmental, industrial hygiene and materials science areas. If you have questions regarding a specific project, please call Dr. Compton.

Steve has been involved in environmental/forensic/particle and materials studies primarily using microscopy techniques and specializes in asbestos analysis and research.

HIGHLIGHTED EXPERTISE:
  • Asbestos expert witness testimony
  • Particle characterization
  • Dust characterization
  • Carbon black analysis
  • Fly ash characterization
  • Darkening agents identification
  • Unknown material analysis
  • Contamination analysis
  • Source determination
EDUCATION:
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Georgia, 2009
  • B.S., Physics, University of Georgia, 2003
  • Computer Science Certificate, University of Georgia
  • Continuing education courses related to asbestos.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

“Application of ASTM Standard Practice D6602 in the Investigation of Outdoor Environmental Surface Particulate Including Darkening Agents,” J. Millette, H. Rook, and S. Compton, Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 8, Issue 9 (2011).

“Creating a Standard Terminology Document for D22.07, Asbestos Sampling and Analysis,” S. P. Compton, ASTM, San Antonio, TX, October 11, 2010.

“A Case Study of Asbestos Exposure in the Laboratory,” S. P. Compton, ASTM Johnson Conference, Burlington, VT, July 28, 2011.

“Microscopical Analysis of Consumer Products Containing Carbon Nanotubes: Determining Potential Airborne Release,” M. Cavaliere, S. Compton, Microscopy & Microanalysis, Nashville, TN, August 8, 2011.

“Use of PLM, SEM, TEM and Raman in the Characterization of Coal Ash (Fly Ash),” J. Millette, S. Compton, American Association for Aerosol Research, Orlando, FL, October 4, 2011.

“Using Aqueous Elutriation to Isolate Respirable Fractions of Asbestos Fibers From Talc,” S. P. Compton, Presented at Inter/Micro, July 13, 2010.

“Upconversion and Near Infrared Spectroscopy of Erbium Doped Calcium Sulfide,” S. Compton, Ph.D. thesis, University of Georgia, 2009.

“K-Carrageenan and ß-lactoglobulin Interactions Visualized by Atomic Force Microscopy,” R. Roesch; S. Compton et al., Food Hydrocolloids, 18, 429–439, 2004.

“Formation of In2Se3 Thin Films and Nanostructures Using Electrochemical Atomic Layer Epitaxy,” R. Vaidyanathan; S. Compton et al., Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 559, 15 Nov. 2003, pages 55-61.

“Electrochemical Atomic Layer Epitaxy: Deposition of PbSe, PbTe, and PbSe/PbTe Superlattice Thin Films,” S.P. Compton et al., APS South Eastern Section Meeting, October 31, 2002.