Fotini Gurfinkel


Professional Background

hrl: specialise in coal and gas power generation and are experienced in delivering solutions to energy problems. hrl: provide composition and troubleshooting analysis of glass and raw materials for O-I. The laboratory also service the food industry and provide analysis  and identification of foreign objects found in food.

Areas of Expertise

  • Coal and gas power generation
  • Energy expert
  • Glass and raw materials
  • Identification of foreign objects found in food
  • Minerals analysis
  • Quality contol and process improvement

Key Capabilities

  • Results oriented - strong commitment and ownership to achieving accurate results (meticulous & thorough)
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly when faced with new challenges
  • Developing & documenting processes for quality and safety
  • Building open, trusting relationships with team members, peers and customers
  • Focused on high Occupational Health & Safety standards
  • Expertise in Lean Six Sigma tools to improve processes and deliver greater efficiencies and productivity
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Supervising and training Industry Based Learning (IBL) staff 

Technical Capabilities

  • Operation & Calibration of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer
  • Operation of Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Operation of Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Operation of UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
  • Operation of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer
  • Operation of Optical & Polarised light microscopes
  • Operation of grinding & sample preparation equipment used for XRF analysis


  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Chemistry

Professional Development 

  • SEM
    - Operation of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Micro Analytical Course - Moran Scientific      
  • XRF
    - X-Ray Fluorescence Training Course
    - AXAA XRF Schools, Advanced Workshops, Conference & Exhibition,
    - Panalytical SuperQ Software Training Course    
  • Analytical Chemistry
    - Operations, Maintenance & Troubleshooting - Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS)
    - AAS Introduction, Flame & Furnace Techniques    
  • Safety
    - Radiation Awareness and Safety on X-ray Analysis Operation  
    - Wardens Training Course                  
    - Occupational Health & Safety Program      
    - Occupational Health & Safety Program for Committees or Teams  
    - Risk Assessment and Hummingbird Training      
    - Level 2 First Aid Training                
    - Chemwatch - Chemical Hazard Management    
    - Red Alert - Identify, Prevent and Report Potential Workplace Emergency Situations
    - Red Alert - Operate as part of an Emergency Control Organisation
  • Quarantine
    - Quarantine Awareness
    - Quarantine Approved Premises for Accredited Persons (Classes 2 to 9)
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