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Nanotechnology, electron microscopy, materials science

Location:
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Posted:
August 29, 2017

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Felipe Gallego, M.Sc.

Contact Information: ac12au@r.postjobfree.com (203)***-****

Recent graduate with a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics from Southern Connecticut State University. Practical work and industry experience as a graduate assistant and fellow in the university’s center for nanotechnology. Looking to start my career in a research, development, or inspection related role where I can build on the skills most recently gained.

List of Qualifications

Below is a list of processes and instrumentation for which skills have been most recently developed:

• Thin-film deposition: Nucleation growth for carbon nanotube synthesis

• Atomic Force Microscope

• Scanning Electron Microscope

• Transmission Electron Microscope

• Ultramicrotomy: Fixation, dehydration, embedding, and sectioning

• FIJI (Image J) image processor

• SolidWorks 3D Auto-Cad software

• Microelectronics/ programming (Arduino)

Education

Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, CT M.S. Applied Physics May 2017 GPA: 3.8

Concentration: Nanotechnology

University of Vermont Burlington, VT

B.A. Biology December 2011

Minor: Pharmacology

Fairfield College Preparatory School Alumnus, June 2007 Related Experience

Graduate Assistantship Spring 2016 - August 2017

• Established abilities in electron microscopy, including sample preparations methods related to ultramicrotomy and polishing

• Became comfortable using a scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope

• Used FUJI (Image J) for image processing

• Contributed to various projects (undisclosed)

Industry Academic Fellowship June 2016 & 2017

• In collaboration with local companies, I helped with research projects developing techniques to characterize cellulosic fibers used in water filtration, and to characterize a self-assembling peptide used in pharmaceuticals.

• Used imaging techniques to characterize fibers by length and cross-sectional features: images were captured using a scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope.

• An ultramicrotome was used to section samples that were also previously fixed and embedded into epoxy which was also prepared. 2017 Graduate Research Conference Southern Connecticut State University

“Characterizing lyocell: A Cross-Sectional Area Analysis” Thin-Film Deposition Project Southern Connecticut State University Thermal evaporation was used to develop nucleation-sites to grow nanotube forests. Other Research Experience

Advanced Genetics Laboratory Spring 2011

Learned techniques to carry out and confirm the following goals: 1) Bacterial Transformation with Recombinant DNA: A Glutathione S- Transferase (GST) plasmid was purified and used to transform E. Coli bacteria. Techniques: Cracking Gel, Southern Blot, PCR 2) Proteomics: Proteins of wild-type and mutant paramecium cilia were compared. Techniques: Ultracentrifugation, Pierce-Protein Assay, SDS-PAGE Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory of Fletcher-Allen Hospital in Burlington, VT May 2010 – December 2010 Worked as a laboratory assistant to analyze functional in vitro measurements of cerebral artery diameters under the direction of Dr. George Wellman.

Additional Skills

Bilingual: Fluency in English and Spanish

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