Dr. Lee N. Polite is the president and founder of Axion Analytical Labs, Inc. He has taught chromatography to over 10,000 professionals, including customers from every major pharmaceutical, chemical, and petroleum company in the U.S. Axion’s Chicago training facility is equipped with 8 modern HPLCs and 16 state of the art GCs all dedicated to hands-on training courses.
After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Polite spent 9 years with Amoco Corporation holding a variety of scientific and management positions, including Research Scientist, HPLC Team Leader, Group Leader of Environmental Analysis, and Laboratory Supervisor of one of the largest refinery labs in the US.
Lee has served as chromatography instructor for the DEA, FDA, NYPD, Argonne National Labs, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, and Phenomenex along with pharmaceutical, petroleum, chemical, and environmental companies throughout the world. He has authored many professional course books, several publications, and three book chapters on Chromatography.
Dr. Polite received his BA in Chemistry from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he majored in both strategy and marketing. Dr. Polite earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Chromatography) from Virginia Tech under the direction of Professor Harold M. McNair.