Brian Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian C. Smith is Chief Technical Officer of Big Sur Scientific, based in Capitola CA. Dr. Smith has done pioneering research in the use of mid-infrared spectroscopy to analyze cannabis containing materials for cannabinoids, terpenes, and moisture. Dr. Smith has over 30 years experience as an analytical chemist, 20 of which he spent running his own training and consulting business. He has also worked for PerkinElmer, AT&T, IBM, and Xerox. He has written 3 books on the use of infrared spectroscopy to analyze samples, authored a number of papers published in the peer reviewed scientific literature, and writes a bi-monthly column for Spectroscopy magazine. Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Dartmouth College.