Virginia Burkel

Virginia Burkel

Virginia Burkel

Part-Time Faculty


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About Virginia Burkel

Ms. Burkel has worked as a Senior Analytical Chemist at NSF International (Ann Arbor) for more than 15 years. During that time she has analyzed drinking water, water treatment unit, water systems and dietary supplement samples. In her career, Ms. Burkel has completed and presented several research projects at conferences from Berlin Germany to Dearborn, MI. Currently, Ms. Burkel analyzes dietary supplement samples for several compounds such as the B vitamins and Caffeine. She has also been involved in the analysis of hemp biomass samples for thirteen cannabinoids.

Ms. Burkel began her career in instruction in 1998 at Eastern Michigan University. She began instructing Labs at Washtenaw Community College in 2003.

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Masters of Science – Chemistry
Cumulative GPA: 3.90
January 2017 – December 2019

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Bachelor of Science – Double major Professional Chemistry / Physiology
August 2002

A validated method for the determination of bergamottin in herbal supplements and varieties of Earl Grey tea

An investigation into low-level bromate determination in drinking and source waters utilizing LC-MS/MS (poster) 2010 International Ion Chromatography Symposium (IICS) (Cincinnati, OH)

Statistical comparison of EPA methods 300.1 and 302 for determination of low level bromated (talk) 2011
IICS (Providence, RI)

Analysis and comparison of solvent systems for evaluating migration of BPA into food and food simulants using reversed phase HPLC (poster) 2012 PittCon (Orlando, FL)

Determination of hexavalent chromium in dietary supplements by ion chromatography with post column derivitization and UV-Vis spectroscopic detection (talk) 2012 IICS (Berlin, Germany)

Single method analysis of nine bisphenol compounds in aqueous matrices by reversed phase liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (talk) 2013 PittCon (Philadelphia, PA)

Analysis and exposure risk of chromium VI in consumer products and the environment (talk) 2013
PittCon (Philadelphia, PA)

An investigation into ion chromatographic methods for the determination of low-level perchlorate in drinking water (talk) 2015 PittCon (New Orleans, LA)

A validated method for the determination of bergamottin in herbal supplements and varieties of Earl Grey tea (talk) 2019 NSF HQ (Ann Arbor, MI)