Staff Highlight – Celia Sylvester

Senior Analyst – Laboratory

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“I strive for perfection when it comes to analytical procedures and obtaining quality data from the instrumentation we use at IFDC.”

Celia Sylvester, IFDC senior laboratory analyst, has more than 30 years of experience providing analytical support to IFDC’s greenhouse and pilot plant facilities. She also serves as IFDC’s chemical hygiene officer.

Sylvester has performed hundreds of analyses on soil, plant tissue, fertilizer, raw materials and phosphate rock using a variety of instruments including AAS, ICP, XRD, SEM, combustion analyzer, segmented flow analyzer and visible spectrophotometer.

Sylvester holds a bachelor’s degree in professional biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of North Alabama.

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