Jim Zoval is a Professor of Chemistry at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. In addition to teaching, He has held positions as a Research Scientist at LightSense Inc., Sr. Project Engineer at Nanogen Inc., Research Specialist at University of California, and Sr. Manager of Special Projects Research at Burstein Technologies Inc. Most of his work has been in the chemical and engineering areas of medical and clinical diagnostic platform development. His professional publications include his own General, Organic, and Biochemistry textbook, several chapters in other textbooks, 30 journal publications, and 5 patents. Dr. Zoval has an undergraduate research group at Saddleback College that focuses on investigating technologies that will enable artificial, automated, wearable kidneys for individuals with renal failure.