Naren is a Principal Scientist in Waters Global Marketing Operations based in Boston, USA. He specializes in analysis of harmful constituents in tobacco products using chromatography and mass spectrometry technologies. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing, validating and harmonizing analytical methods for regulatory compliance and has led and participated in CORESTA and ISO technical groups and collaborative studies.
In his current role, he is responsible for developing strategic collaborations with key opinion leaders on food safety, dietary supplements, tobacco, cannabis and environmental issues. His current research initiatives include developing targeted and non-targeted methodologies for multi-residue screening, impurity characterization, leachables and extractables and omics applications.
Prior to joining Waters, Naren was an analytical lab manager with Altria Companies for 13 years responsible for establishing analytical methods for accurate measurement of FDA harmful constituents in tobacco products to facilitate regulatory reporting, product assessments, substantial equivalence fillings and new product applications.
Naren holds a PhD in analytical chemistry from University of South Carolina and an MBA degree from Virginia Tech University.