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Engineering Quality Control

Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426, United States
May 29, 2010

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Boynton Beach, FL 33426 ********@*****.***


A Senior Scientist position to conduct research to develop and improve

novel materials and processes in a diverse team environment


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering. University of California, Santa Barbara.


Advisor: Susannah L. Scott

. Thesis title: "Understanding the Interaction of (CH3)2Au(acac) with

Silica and its Transformation to Gold Nanoparticles"

. Synthesized and crystallized various organometallic complexes

. Prepared heterogeneous gold catalysts by chemical vapor deposition of

solid materials and liquid-phase grafting under a high vacuum air-

free environment

. Characterized the first interaction of the gold precursor with the

supports using the FTIR, solid-state and solution-state NMR, and XAS

. Studied the transformation of the catalyst precursor into gold

nanoparticles by identifying the decomposition kinetics and

mechanisms using the GC, GC/MS, and UV-Vis

. UC Discovery Grant Travel Award

B.S., Chemical Engineering, with honors; Minor, Mathematics. University of

Florida, Gainesville, FL (3.98/4.00). 2001

. Four-year scholar nominee

. Florida Academic Scholar

. President's Honor Roll, 1997 - 2001

. Dean's List, 1997 - 2001

. Anderson Scholar: Certificate of Highest Distinction, 1999

. Knox Millsaps Engineering Mechanics-Statics Award, 1999


Experienced Senior Scientist at Kova Laboratories Inc., Margate, FL

(January 2009 - Present)

. Create new and more efficient process for pharmaceutical products

using extracts from plants

. Work independently and with other scientists, from bench chemistry to

large-scale production and manufacturing

. Act as the director of quality control following cGMP regulations

. Attend meetings with partnered companies to represent Kova


Stanford Synchrotron Research Laboratory, Stanford, CA (2002 - 2008)

. Led and trained a group of engineers and scientists in setting up and

running experiments

. Worked with team members in generating proposals for beam time

Teaching Assistantships

Assisted in creating the context for the class and held discussion classes

. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics B (March-June 2007)

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. Analytical Methods in Chemical Engineering (March-June 2006)

. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics A (January-March 2005)

. Introduction to Chemical Engineering (September-December 2004)

NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) (Summer 2001)

University of South Carolina: Columbia, SC

Advisor: Dr. Michael Amiridis

. Title: "Heterogeneous Catalytic Synthesis of Flavanone Using Various


. Prepared catalysts and set up experiments for batch reactions

. Tested different catalysts and obtained basic kinetic parameters for

flavanone synthesis

Accomplishment: NSF-REU Second Place Oral Presentation


. Skilled in various spectroscopic techniques (FTIR Spectroscopy, X-ray

Absorption Spectroscopy, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, Solution and Solid State

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography-Mass

Spectrometry, and Inductively Coupled Plasma

. Experienced in ChemOffice (ChemDraw, Chem3D), CrystalMaker, Microsoft

Office (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

. Excellent team and interpersonal skills


. M. ********, R.C. Nelson, M-Y. Lee, J. Eckert, and S.L. Scott, "Mode of

Molecular Adsorption of (CH3)2Au(acac) on Partially-Dehydroxylated

Silica", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 8794-8805.

. M. ********, S.K. Chattopadhyay, J. Eckert, G. Wu, and S.L. Scott, "Solid-

state spectroscopic and structural investigation of cis-(CH3)2Au(O,O -

acac)", J. Chem. Crystall., 2009, 39, 173-177.

. M. ******** and S.L. Scott, "IR Spectroscopic Investigation of cis-

(CH3)2Au(O,O'-acac) and cis-(CD3)2Au(O,O'-acac)", Spectrochimica Acta

Part A, 2008, 71, 969-974.

. Understanding the First Interaction of Au(CH3)2(acac) with Silica

4th Annual University of California Symposium on Surface Science and Its

Applications Berkeley, CA (February 2006)


. Bilingual: Japanese/English

. American Institute of Chemical Engineer Member

. American Chemical Society Member

. Tau Beta Pi Member

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