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Raw Materials Professional Experience

Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 28, 2017

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Amena S. Muhammad

773-***-**** Home 312-***-****


** ****’s proven success in diverse experience in research and development. A well understanding of UV technologies; Resins and raw materials formulated for aqueous and solvent base chemistries for architectural and automotive coatings.

Formulation of aqueous and solvent base chemistries for architectural coatings

Research and evaluate raw materials

Training of personnel in coating technologies and new product development

Communication with management, customers, and suppliers


Formulation of aqueous and solvent base chemistries

Formulation of UV technologies

Project Coordinator

Process Improvement

Color Matching

Tandem System

FTIR,DSC,GPC,DMA and TGA analysis

Training Facilitator

Procedure Development

Problem Resolution

Trouble Shooting


(All jobs listed from August 2008 to August 2015 are contracted jobs)

EMPLOYMENT IN NON-RELATED INDUSTRY, Chicago, Illinois Aug. /2015 - Present


SPRALAT/PPG Inc., Chicago, Illinois Oct.2 /2013-Aug./2015

Coatings Chemist/Temporary Assignment

Relevant Experience:

Analyze competitive epoxies and polyurethane topcoats and clear coats to compare properties with those of existing products, and suggest or formulate new products

Evaluate and recommend proper application techniques

Continued research on new coating chemistries and technologies

Run product performance testing and evaluation

Provide support in technical service and trial runs

Perform grind checks and other QC duties as needed

Evaluate target color and formulate with proper pigments that will give optimum performance to match

customer’s need

Provide alternate method of matching if tint pastes are not available

Evaluate raw materials for potential use in new and existing product lines

QC incoming raw materials as needed (refer to Resin Test Procedure)

Amena S. Muhammad


TRU-VUE, McCook, Illinois Jul. /2012-Oct. /2013

Coatings Chemist

Primarily responsible for:

Formulated solvent base chemistries for glass coatings

Analyzed and compared properties of those existing products to formulated new products.

Created rheology profiles and trouble shoot and evaluate color matching for glass coatings.

Continued research on new glass coatings chemistries and technologies.

ROMAN DECORATING PRODUCTS, Calumet City, Illinois Jan. /2012 – Jul. /2012

QC Chemist

Primarily responsible for:

Worked with aqueous base adhesives and primers

Color matched architectural and textured paints

Tandem system input

MULTICOLOR SPECIALTIES, Chicago, Illinois Mar. /2010-May./2011

QC Chemist

Primarily responsible for:

Worked with solvent base chemistries in architectural aerosol paints.

Color matched and rheology profiles.

Application of the coatings via spray outs.

Amena S. Muhammad


EMPLOYMENT IN NON-RELATED INDUSTRIES, Chicago, Illinois Jul. /2008 - Feb. /2010

SHERWIN WILLIAMS, Cleveland, Ohio Feb./2007-Jul./2008


Primarily responsible for:

Formulated aqueous and solvent base chemistries in urethanes and epoxies for architectural/solvent coatings

Formulated and developed masonry coatings using UV technologies

Implemented expeditiously in-house studies for masonry products

Formulated next generation masonry prototypes

Environmental Studies of masonry prototypes in line with GS-11 and LEEDS regulation

Designed and implemented applications for masonry substrates

Maintained ISO 9000-9001 on a daily basis

Chicago, Illinois

Chemist, Production Trial Manager for Small Satellite Facility

Primarily responsible for:

Documentation and planning of projects in efficient manner

Worked on Microsoft Project Management, work flow chart or Gantt chart

Daily contact with management

Maintained contacts with customers and Store Managers on a daily basis and in-house suppliers

Training of personnel, union laborers

Production expeditiously executed on the main assembly line

Amena S. Muhammad



Microsoft 2010 Power Point Mini-Tab Gantt Chart

Lotus Notes Stage Gate DOE Studies ISO 9000 Certification

Microsoft Excel LIMS Tandem System


DePaul University

Bachelors of Science Major Chemistry/Minor Biology and Mathematics

Chicago, Illinois

References Upon Request

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