Director of Research and Development
Doctorate in Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 1994
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, with minors in Mathematics and Computer
Science, University of Montana, 1986
Stephanie A. Isbell is Director of Research and Development at Echotech
Geophysical. She is responsible for direction and organization of research
related to applied chemical physics, especially modeling of the behavior of
target chemicals and matrix materials.
Materials science investigations of the diffusion of petrochemicals in
living tissue and in industrially important (proprietary) materials using
nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. Her basic research on imaging techniques
involving qualitative evaluation and quantitative analysis of petrochemicals in
these diverse materials is directly applicable to resistivity imaging of water
and petrochemicals in the host materials for pipelines and storage devices (see
Solar event coordinator for the American
Association of Variable Star Observers, reporting monthly to the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Stephanie collated and interpreted data from international
observers of Very Low Frequency (VLF) and Short Wave (SW) events (signal fades)
caused by solar flares. Features of the frequency responses of radio signals
were correlated with the energy signatures of solar flares. This general
knowledge is applicable to addressing the possible technical difficulties of
resistivity monitoring related to ionization of water by solar radiation.
Stephanie A. Isbell (1997) Development of a protocol for the quantitative
evaluation of contrast in NMR images of cryoprotectant solvents in intact
tissues. Cryobiology, 34, 165-175.
Stephanie A. Isbell, Colin A. Fyfe, Richard L. M. Ammons, and Betty Pearson
(1997) Measurement of cryoprotective solvent penetration into intact organ
tissues using high-field NMR microimaging. Cryobiology, 35.