Fetzpahs Consulting Services

Fetzpahs Consulting is a provider of practical solutions to problems in the chemistry and analysis of petroleum-related materials and the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The size of projects can be large or small, with rates that are flexible enough to meet budgetary constraints.

The principal, John C. Fetzer, is a recognized world-class expert in the chemistry and analysis of the polycyclic aromatic compounds. Specialist in the development of separation and compositional analysis methods aimed particularly at crude oil, its distillate

fractions (including asphalt and residuum), catalytically-processed petroleum products (waxes, mineral oils, lube oil basestocks, fuels, and intermediate oils, petrochemical products, and additives. He has a high-level of expertise in high-performance liquid, supercritical fluid, gel-permeation and gas chromatographies, and fluorescence and UV absorbance measurements.

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Analytical Chemistry Consulting Services

  • Environmental Analysis – Data Quality, Chemical Analysis Solutions, Work with Laboratories
  • Explain Chemistry of Poly-cyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons – Occurrence, Sources, Degradation, Oxidation, Synthesis, Physical Properties, etc.
  • Develop New Analyses for Crude Oil, Petroleum Products, PAHs, Environmental Concerns
Analytical Chemistry Consulting Services

Soft Skills for Scientists and Engineers

Soft Skills for Scientists and Engineers
  • Dealing with a Bad Boss
  • Writing and Speaking Skills
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Incentives and Rewards
  • Team Building
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Academia, Industry, and Government Service
  • Being Technically Diverse
  • Starting or Changing Career Direction
  • Understanding Others

Expert Witness

Dr. Fetzer is an experienced expert witness, having written 9 submitted expert reports, given 7 depositions, and given sworn testimony in 1 case and also to the California Public Utilities Commission. These have been both for plaintiffs and defendants in areas of patents, chemical analyses, chemical behaviors, the composition of petroleum and its products, and hydrocarbon chemistry.

Dr. Fetzer is Experienced Expert Witness

Depositions, Expert Reports, and Trial Testimonies

Pearl, et ux vs. Safety Kleen Systems, case number BC 358327.
I was retained by the law firm of Jones, Carr, McGoldrick LLP of Dallas TX through Cecon, a consulting coordination group in Pennsylvania. They represent the defendants.
My participation in these cases dealt with trace contaminant analysis of complex hydrocarbon mixtures and the behavior of distillation equipment.

A deposition was given in November, 2008 as conjoined cases.

Additionally, I provided sworn testimony for a hearing of the California Public Utilities Commission in April, 2005. I was retained through the Batelle Institute for the Port of San Francisco, an agency of the city and county of San Francisco. I worked directly with attorneys from the city and county of San Francisco and during the hearing was cross-examined by both the attorneys for the Commission and for Reliant and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, who were the owner and previous-owner of a site on the San Francisco Bay that was contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.