Brett J Valentine

Brett Valentine is a Physical Scientist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.

Biography

Since joining the USGS in 2009, Brett has devoted his career to studying organic petrology and specializes in electron microscopy techniques. He is currently the manager of the Reston Electron Microbeam Laboratory at USGS National Center in Reston, VA. Presently, his research focuses on developing electron microscopy methods and applications to improve our understanding of the micro-to-nanoscale changes that occur to coals and organic-rich shales as they thermally mature.

Education

  • B.S. Forestry and Environmental Science, Virginia Tech

Work Experience

  • Physical Scientist, USGS EERSC, 2009-Present
  • Assistant County Soil Scientist, Fauquier County, VA, 2004-2009