William Boulanger’s Resume

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William Boulanger, Ph.D.

CEO and Executive Chemist

Dr. Boulanger founded Obiter Research in 2001 and has been leading the company ever since. He specializes in process chemistry and chemical engineering. He received his doctoral degree in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to founding Obiter, Dr. Bolulanger was a senior research chemist at AMRI, MediChem research, and FMC cooperation. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Yanbing Zhang, Ph.D.

Supervising Chemist

Dr. Zhang received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Mississippi with 8 publications. She joined Obiter as a research chemist in 2019. Shortly after, she led a project majorly focusing on process development. In 2021, she was promoted to Supervising chemist and she was instrumental in operating the projects and planning sustainable strategies for upcoming projects. In 2022, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer where she oversees the operation of both chemistry and business departments.

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Anh Le

Hazardous Waste Coordinator | Research Chemist

Anh received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2021. He has three publications and over 5 years of experience in organic synthesis. He joined Obiter in June 2021 and has been actively contributing as a chemist toward the success of the company. Besides chemistry, he loves cooking, reading a history book, and playing Call of Duty.

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Nathan Torres

Facilities Manager

Nathan has been learning various inventory systems and hands-on logistics since 2010. He graduated with an Associate Degree in Science from Illinois Valley Community College in 2012. He has been forklift certified since 2016 and has worked with hazardous materials since 2018. He joined Obiter in June of 2021 and is part of the Safety Committee alongside his duties in logistics and facility management.