Cheryl Trusty

Research Scientist
Cheryl is an analytical chemist specializing in microanalysis and sample characterization of fibers, polymers, and pharmaceuticals using infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. Her experience includes sample preparation techniques, photomicrography, and Micro-FTIR. Cheryl has extensive analytical expertise using diverse spectroscopic techniques to isolate and identify unknowns. Prior to joining MVA, Cheryl worked as a contract Research Environmental Chemist at USEPA where she developed GC-FTIR methods to identify drinking water disinfection byproducts. She also worked on a project comparing GC-FTIR spectra of anthraquinone dyes. Another project Cheryl worked on at USEPA was determining hydrolysis rate constants for compounds on the Superfund list to assist in determining environmental fate of these compounds.

  • M.S., FDN/Biochemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, 1988
  • Chemistry Minor, North Georgia College, 1982
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, 1981
  • ACS Short Course: Interpretation of Mass Spectra, 2016
  • Infrared Spectroscopy III: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry, Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine, 1991
  • Infrared Spectroscopy II: Instrumentation, Polymer Spectra, Sample Handling and Computer Assisted Spectroscopy, Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine, 1991
  • Infrared Spectroscopy I: Interpretation of Infrared Spectra, Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine, 1990
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • International Association of Pyrographic Artists (IAPA)
  • Atlanta Orchid Society