Edward F. Askew PhD
Dr. Askew has worked in the analytical testing and process control areas for over 25+ years in various regulatory environmental fields. These areas include FIFRA pesticide analyses and enforcement for both the industrial sectors and the state/federal regulators; water and wastewater analyses and enforcement for both the municipal and private sectors and radiochemistry for federal/state regulators. In 2015, Cannabinoid Technical Group was formed focusing on cannabis projects that include setting up testing laboratories at the clients cannabis grow, processing or food production facilities..
Dr. Askew is currently a member of the American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS) Cannabis Expert Committee . He has been recognized by the AOCS as a technical expert on laboratory and production Quality Control and the development of baseline analytical test methods for Cannabis products performance testing.
He is currently the chair of the Iowa Water Environment Association Research Committee, chair of the AWWA-Iowa Section Laboratory Practices Committee, a member of the Iowa Water Environment Association Laboratory Practices Committee, a member of the Rocky Mountain Water Environment and AWWA Joint Laboratory Practices Committee and a member of the AWWA Water Quality Laboratory Committee.
He has served as the chair of the Laboratory Practices Committee for the Iowa Water Environment Association (formally the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association). He was a committee member of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater for 15 years and the past Part Coordinator for Part 4000. He is currently the chair of the AOAC Water and Wastewater Community