Shawn obtained Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degrees in Chemistry, and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He earned a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Minnesota studying supercritical fluid separation theory, and adult education. Shawn Joined Waters Corporation in 2015 as a product development and applications chemist in the SFx separations product development and marketing group. Considered a subject matter expert in applications and systems utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) as a solvent, Shawn consulted with internal and external stakeholders on systems research and design, product development, and applications utilizing CO2-based technology. In 2019 Shawn joined Deutsche Process as Chief Scientific Officer and was involved with new product research and development and scientific evaluation of new and existing technology for implementation in emerging markets. In 2020 Shawn joined Ionization Labs, a Green Ocean Sciences Company, as Chief Scientific Officer. Ionization Labs is a life sciences solutions and software provider. Shawn blends his background in analytical and industrial systems development, natural products application research, and new product research, development, and marketing to deliver robust, innovative, and intuitive application and software solutions in support of new and emerging markets. He collaborates with the business and software development teams to support and manage new product research, development, and marketing of Ionization Lab's flagship cannabis potency testing solution, Cann-ID, as well as supports the science team in Ionization Lab's commercial ISO 17025:2017 accredited cannabinoid testing laboratory.