Kyle W. Felling, Ph.D. – Owner/Laboratory Director
Kyle Felling is an inorganic/analytical chemist with extensive industrial and academic laboratory experience. He brings expertise in gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometric methods, spectrophotometric, as well as many other chemical/physical analytical techniques. He also has extensive experience in project and business management. In addition to forming F.A.S.T. Laboratories, Kyle serves as the environmental laboratory manager for a leading energy company (8 years). Earlier, he was a professor at the South Dakota School of Mines (3 years) and at the University of Central Arkansas (5 years) where he ran successful research laboratories in addition to his teaching responsibilities. Prior to these professional stints, he also served a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Alabama. In these roles, Kyle has been involved in research involving new material/product development, technical services, quality assurance/control, and analytical method development and validation.
Dr. Felling has published a number of research papers and received research funding in the areas of inorganic/analytical chemistry focusing in areas of fluorine chemistry, analytical separations, and the energy industry. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Chemical Society. Kyle holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in inorganic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Hendrix College.