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science/chemistry teacher

Location:
Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
Posted:
November 13, 2017

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Arooj Amna # (+**)307*******

Email: ac3ahd@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

Aiming for a challenging research based position to develop analytical research skills required for original and significant contributions to empirical research in Chemistry.

Seeking a challenging career in the field of Chemistry Development with a dynamic and progressive environment where there is a significant chance of learning expertise.

Education

M Phil (Master by Research) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 2014-2016

(CGPA: 3.73/4.00)

Master of Science (Chemistry) University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 2012-2014

(CGPA: 3.78/4.00)

B. Ed. (Bachelor of Education), AIOU 2015-2016

(70% / 1st Division)

Bachelor of Science, University of Punjab, Lahore 2010-2012

(66.87% / 1st Division)

HSSC (ntermediate) Science Government Islamia College for Women Faisalabad 2008-2010

(72.81% / 1st Division)

Experience

Undergraduate Tutor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. October 2014 to present

For the last three years I am assisting course work students at both undergraduate and post graduate level with Basic and applied courses in Chemistry as a casual tutor. The responsibilities include preparing students for courses, assisting in content development, lecturing and marking.

Casual Lab instructor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad October 2015 to present

Since last two years, I am assisting junior research students with the development of their research methods and plans. Additionally, I provide basic support to them in conducting the experimental work for the synthesis of various types of metallic nanoparticles via green method.

Volunteer tutor

I volunteer as a primary student’s casual tutor in the local school for underprivileged children.

DITINCTIONS

Awarded 3rd position in the college for Bachelor of Science result (2012).

I have been awarded with a Laptop from the Government of Punjab (2013).

I have also won the award of merit Laptop from the Government of Pakistan for outstanding students (2016).

I have been awarded with a full Merit scholarship in Master degree from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad.

I have also won the full merit scholarship in Master by research as well from the same university.

Projects

Master by Science research project:

“Formulation and Evaluation of Silymarin Emulsions for Physical Stability and Antioxidant Potential”

Emulsions are thermodynamically stable and clear dispersions consisting of oil, water, surfactants and co-surfactants. They help in the delivery of poorly water soluble drugs. Silymarin is a hydrophobic drug which helps in the treatment of many liver disorders, decrease activity of the tumour promoters, provide protection against genomic injury, increase the hepatocyte protein synthesis and stabilize the mast cells. The aim of this research project was to formulate and evaluate suspensions and emulsions of silymarin to increase its bioavailability. The suspensions were formulated from natural gums (xanthan, accacia etc.) and emulsions were formulated from oils (castor oil, olive oil etc.) using surfactants (tween 80) and co-surfactants (PEG, MEG etc.). The suspensions and emulsions were characterized with respect to pH, conductivity and refractive index. The suspension formulated from xanthan gum and emulsion formulated from PEG, tween 80 and olive oil were most stable. The suspension and emulsion has shown the refractive index 1.436, 1.431 respectively which was very close to oil. An appropriate pH value for formulations (suspension and emulsion) has been observed (6.9). Average conductivities for the formulations (suspension and emulsion) were investigated (0.18ms/cm, 0.0ms/cm) respectively which show the w/o structure of the formulations. These formulations (suspensions and emulsions) can be used efficiently for the delivery of Silymarin without any side effect as they have been formulated from natural gums and oils.

M Phil (Master by Research) project:

“Optimization of physiochemical parameters for green synthesis of Zinc Oxide nanoparticles and their antimicrobial activity”

The biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles by the plants extract is an innocuous procedure with the lower capital and operating expenses, superior biocompatibility and stability of nanoparticle products. Zinc oxide nanoparticles are distinctive multifunctional compounds with versatile applications in semiconductors, catalysts, piezoelectric devices, optoelectronics, solar cells, pigments, electric devices, degradation of many organic pollutants, cosmetic materials, pharmaceutics, in the delivery of drugs and genes. This research project was designed for the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles through the green process using Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa. The synthesis parameters like pH, temperature, concentration of salt and plant extract volume were optimized by response surface methodology (RSM) for the green synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles. The pH (7), salt concentration (2M), temperature (60 C) and plant extract volume (25.14 ml and 34.97 ml) were optimized for green synthesis of nanoparticles with A. indica and C. longa respectively. The nanoparticles obtained were characterized by the UV-Vis spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The antimicrobial potential of the green synthesized nanoparticles was also evaluated. The results showed that nanoparticles with an average particle size of 650 nm and 866 nm were synthesized with A. indica and C. longa respectively. The green synthesized nanoparticles were spherical in shape. The green synthesized nanoparticles have shown better antibacterial activities as compared with plant extracts and commercial grade zinc oxide. Biological methods of nanoparticle synthesis using plant extracts are ecofriendly alternatives to chemical and physical methods. The plant mediated synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles is cost-effective, environmental friendly, a single-step method for biosynthesis process and safe for human therapeutic use. These green synthesized nanoparticles can be used as biosensors, in water purification process, as catalyst, antibacterial agents and for targeted drug delivery.

Training and Workshops

Event organization experience at both local and international research conferences.

Participated in the International conference of Bio-Chemical & Chemical sciences (IBCS) in 2014.

Participated in the international conference of Bio-Chemical & Chemical sciences (IBCS) in 2016, as a presenter (Poster presentation title was: Formulation and Physical Characterization of Silymarin Emulsions and Suspensions).

Skills

Information technology skills (research, Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Critical writing skills, clarity in expression.

Public speaking and engagement

Active Learner, ability to adopt new trends.

A good team member, ability to be synchronized.



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