Phyllis Budinger was born and raised in northeast Ohio. She holds two degrees in Chemistry: B.S. from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio (1961) and M.S. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1964). She joined Sohio, the original Standard Oil Company, in 1964. Through a series of mergers and takeovers the company ultimately became BP/Amoco.
Phyllis retired with the rank of Research Scientist from BP/Amoco in August 1999. Her 35 years of experience had been devoted to some facet of trouble shooting and problem solving for BP businesses. She has extensive experience in analyses using spectroscopic techniques (Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), and has a working knowledge of most other analytical techniques.
Her expertise in the forensic analysis of UFO related materials has placed her services in great demand among well known investigators throughout the world including Ted Phillips, Nancy Talbott, Kathleen Marden, as well as MUFON Star Team members.
Phyllis has spoken about her forensic research at many conferences
and symposiums such as the 2005 MUFON International Symposium in Denver, CO.
As well as her numerous TV appearances sharing her research work, her
detailed scientific reports can be found in numerous venues accross the Internet.