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

Use It Or Lose It

Use It Or Lose It

May 9, 2011

Laboratories frequently accumulate bottles of old chemicals, often toxic or hazardous, that are no longer used. Laboratory ma...

Developing New Revenue Streams

May 4, 2011

Developing profitable new products and processes is the major mission of corporate laboratories. Professors justify their res...

Recycling Closed Labs Revisited

April 17, 2011

It’s time to update my September 2011 “Lab Manager” article  (

Hire the "Over-qualified"

April 11, 2011

When applying for jobs many older job hunters hear the dreaded words, “I’m sorry, you’re over-qualified.&rd...

Dealing with Problem Employees

March 21, 2011

There are often problem employees even in downsized organizations that have already reduced their staffs. In some ways an org...

Corporate Social Networks

March 7, 2011

Many global corporations have laboratories located in several or more countries. Laboratory managers can benefit greatly by e...

Hiring the Unemployed

February 27, 2011

Anecdotal information suggests that some firms place job advertisements that discourage the unemployed from applying. Employe...

Showing Off Your Lab

February 14, 2011

Well-organized laboratory visits can help your company expand sales, recruit new employees and persuade people that your labo...

Maximizing ROI

January 30, 2011

By using metrics effectively, laboratory managers can better focus their R&D efforts and be more effective in improving t...
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