Home Address in Knightdale, NC 27545
Cell Phone: 919-295-2288
April 2008-Present Analytical Chemist and Materials Scientist (14+ years)
Analytical Chemist and Materials Scientist, Schneider Electric (SE), Knightdale, NC
Single-handed creation of 1,178+ technical reports in over 14+ years of employment through the analysis of 3,605+ testing samples.
Adept at understanding and using many types of technical documents such as technical journal articles, whitepapers, material safety data sheets (SDS or MSDS) and material technical data sheets (TDS).
Experienced user of many technical online resources such as Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com), Research Gate (https://www.researchgate.net/), Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/), and NIST (webbook.nist.gov).
Advanced proficiency in eleven analytical lab instruments, see link to Analytical Methods.
Microscopy: SEM, SMZ, ILM, & General Light Microscopy;
Composition Analysis: EDS, FT-IR, and GDS;
Thermal Analysis: DSC, TGA, DHR, and MFI.
Experienced cutting, cold and hot specimen mounting and preparation capabilities.
Been a materials information resource for the company available through direct communication and SE social channels (Spice, Sharepoint, Google Sites).
Manage calibration and maintenance for 20+ complex lab instruments and tools.
Administrator of lab related purchases for consumables and services from initiation to invoicing.
Supported seven capital project purchases with partners totaling two hundred and eight thousand Euros, €208K ($284k).
August 2007-April 2008 Chemist at Forbo
Chemist, Forbo Adhesives LLC, Durham, NC
Provided development assistance through synthesis of polyurethane pre-polymers.
Developed Access database to correlate present formulas with experimental formulas and compile analytical results.
Produced accurate and comprehensive research reports based of assigned projects.
January 2006-August 2007: Instrument Specialist
SMART Trac Product Specialist, CEM Corporation, Matthew NC
October 2003-August 2005: Graduate Assistant
Graduate Assistant, Dr. M. El-Kouedi, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Master of Science in Chemistry
M. S., Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC (GPA 3.875/4.00), August 2005.
Thesis: “Gold, silver and striped nanorod arrays employed as surface enhancing Raman scattering substrates.”
Advisor: Dr. M. El-Kouedi
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
B. S., Chemistry; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (GPA 3.12/4.00), May, 2003.
Focus on Computer Science
Advanced User (Level 4/5), Full Utilization, Scientific Understanding and Trouble-Shooting Capabilities for the of the Following Instrumentation and Techniques:
Molecular Identification: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Raman;
Thermal Properties: Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dynamic Hyrbrid Rheometry (DHR) and Melt Flow Index (MFI);
Microscopy: Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Light Microscopy (ILM) and Stereomicroscopy;
Elemental Analysis: Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy and Glow Discharge Spectroscopy (GDS);
Instrumented Impact using Falling Dart.
PC Software: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access
Intermediate User (Level 3/5), Practical Application:
Novice User (Level 2/5), Limited Experience or Long Duration Since Use:
Analytical Techniques: Raman spectroscopy, AA, NMR, GC-MS, UV-Vis and IR spectrometry, surface area analysis (BET), and electro-analytical techniques.
Software Programming: HTML, Visual Basic, Java ++ and QBasic
“Investigation of the Effects of the Local Environment on the Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectra of Striped Gold/Silver Nanorod Arrays.” Langmuir, 23 (8), 4563 -4568, 2007.
“Detection of DNA oligonucleotides on nanowire array electrodes using chronocoulometry.” Sensor and Actuators B, 114 (2), 1116-1120, 2006.