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Data Entry Office Staff

Stafford, Texas, 77477, United States
March 05, 2018

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Email: & Tel: 832-***-****


University of Texas, School of Public Health (UTSPH), Houston, Texas. Aug 2014 – Dec 2017

Master’s in public health in Biostatistics

University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), Houston, Texas. Jan 2009-May 2012

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Minors: Applied Mathematics, Chemistry

American College of Higher Education (ACHE), Sri Lanka Jan 2008- Dec 2008

Transfer program for Biotechnology; GPA: 3.95/4.00


Shell Technology Center Houston (contract from TASC Inc) Sep 2015 – Present Senior Lab Technician @Solid Characterization Lab (SCL)

Prepared various electron microscopy samples such as catalysts and corrosion materials using dual focused ion beam-scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), microtome, polishers, coaters, and ion-milling

Characterized their microstructures and elemental analysis using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)

Analyzed their materials properties such as phase composition, structure, unit cell size, and crystallinity using X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Analyzed BET surface area and porosity for catalysts using TriStar II Micrometrics system

Maintained SLC equipment & their regular quality assurance tests, conducted monthly lab inspection, and checked lab inventory

Oxane Materials Inc, June 2013 – March 2015

Development technician

Characterized proppants using crush testing, specific gravity testing and sample processing.

Characterized raw materials (Alumina, Fly Ash, Bauxite) using XRD, SEM-EDS, Tensile/Compressive tests, Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis and Dilatometric tests.

Carried out experiments designed by senior engineers and scientists, using equipment such as Digital Microscope, SEM, Strength testing equipment, Viscometers, Particle size analyzing machines (Camsizer and Malvern) and Surface area instrumentation.

Reported experimental data using lab notebook

Biotechnology Solutions LLC Oct 2012-June 2013

Lab assistant

Produced, dispensed media in anaerobic chamber and maintained weekly inventory

University of Houston-Downtown May 2011 – Present

Front desk Assistant-Natural Science Office

Assisted office staff with duties such as data entry, mail distribution, publication distribution and filing

University of Houston-Downtown Jan 2011- May 2011

Math lab peer tutor

Tutored mathematics including College Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus 1 and GRE testing

University of Houston-Downtown

Front desk Assistant-Science Learning Center Aug 2009 -Dec 2011

Assisted office staff and students with duties such as data entry and organizing study material


Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical sciences program (UBM) 2009-2010

Faculty mentors: Dr Hoge, PhD and Dr Barnes, PhD

Project: “Building a diatom succession model for a freshwater marsh”

Biotechnology research project 2011-2012

Faculty mentor: Dr Lyons, PhD

Project: “Study of fungal species richness in coastal and prairie soils”


C. Ali, G.L.Thammavongsa, L.Samarakoon, “Building a diatom succession model for a mitigated wetland”, UBM 1st South Regional Conference, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas (2010)


Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi May 2012

Member of Scholars Academy, UHD Aug 2009- May 2012

Pursued a diploma course in Graphic designing Aug 2008

Prefect of Lyceum International School, Sri Lanka Aug 2006-Aug 2007

Participated in a familiarization course at the Durdans Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka Aug 2007


Volunteered at Acres Homes Health Center, Houston, Texas July 2010- Nov 2010

Assisted in medical record keeping and assembling of nursing kits

Member of Japanese 5 S Committee Aug 2005- Aug 2007

Played a major role in keeping school environment organized and clean


1.JJ Kim, SCL Researcher & Technical Lead, Analytical Services US, Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc. Shell Technology Center Houston, TX and email:

2.Philip Lyons, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX and email:

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