John K. Borchardt, PhD, Author Profile

John Borchardt Bio PictureJohn Borchardt, PhD, was a chemist, freelance writer and American Chemical Society career consultant for over 15 years. He was the author of "Career Management for Scientists and Engineers," and had more than 1,500 articles published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. As an industrial chemist, he held 30 U.S. and more than 125 international patents, and was the author of over 130 peer-reviewed papers. He passed away in January 2013.

Recent Articles

The Globalization of R&D

July 13, 2011

There are several forces driving globalization of R&D. The first is to better target the R&D needs and markets of oth...

Accomplishing More with Less

June 27, 2011

The U.S. Navy offers an interesting lesson to laboratories on how to get more work done with reduced staffing levels. During ...

More Lab Layoffs?

June 13, 2011

Throughout the spring economists have voiced disappointment in the U.S. economy. Recovery from the recession appears to have ...

Keeping Secrets

June 6, 2011

“Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana,” commented Microsoft’s Bill Gates. So why should lab...
Holding Periodic Lab Cleanup Days

Holding Periodic Lab Cleanup Days

June 3, 2011

Excerpt taken from John K. Borchardt’s article, Proper Disposal or Reuse of Old Laboratory Chemicals, Lab Manager Magaz...

Avoiding the Blame Game

May 31, 2011

In a perfect laboratory managers would accept staff members for taking calculated risks even if the outcome isn’t succe...

6 C's of Managers' Career Control

May 9, 2011

  There are six methods that you can use to control your career as a lab manager. What are the 6 C’s of control?   Control...
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