- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, 2011
- B.A., Chemistry, Assumption College, 2006
- NACE - Certified Coating Inspector Level 1 Certification
- Polymer Chemistry: Principles and Practice, ACS Short Course, Virginia Tech, 2019
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 2011-2015
- LaMattina Family Graduate Fellowship in Chemical Synthesis 2011, 2010, & 2009
Dr. Mazzone specializes in formulation of high-performance paints, coatings, and sealants for architectural, industrial, and consumer applications and consults in all aspects of product development from concept through commercialization with an emphasis on failure analysis, compatibility testing, and accelerated aging studies. She has focused on silane-terminated polymers and siloxane chemistry for the development of high solids coatings with optimized rheological properties for building and construction product applications.
Dr. Mazzone's industrial experience also includes the development of aerosol and decorative effect paints.
Trained as an organic chemist, Dr. Mazzone has expertise in design, synthesis, and characterization of small molecules for various uses such as, synthetic method development and medicinal applications. During her research, she has utilized a variety of characterization techniques, such as NMR spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. In addition, she is versed in purification techniques for complex mixtures, such as GC-MS, HPLC, and other chromatographic methods.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Mazzone held positions in both academia and industry. As a lead scientist for GCP Applied Technologies, her research focused on moisture-curing elastomeric coatings to generate monolithic membranes for imparting air and vapor control within a building envelope for the building and construction industry. Prior to her time at GCP, she worked as a chemist for Rust-Oleum Corporation contributing to consumer products including aerosol-based coatings, decorative effect coatings, and light emitting coatings. Before her time in industry, Dr. Mazzone held a post-doctoral research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University studying monomeric and dimeric artemisinin-derivatives for antimalarial drug development.