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Manager Assistant

Columbia, SC
March 28, 2018

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PARASMANI PAGENI (US Permanent Resident)

*** ********** *****, *** ***, Columbia, SC 29210 (H) 862-***-**** (C) 862-***-**** Professional Summary

Highly motivated researcher with more than 7 years of problem solving, decision-making experience in the synthesis and applications of nanomaterials and polymers

Proficient writer with good interpersonal communication skills as demonstrated by numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations

Successful design and development of a novel organometallic polyelectrolyte resulting in 1.5 million NIH grant Skills

Wide experience of monomer and polymer synthesis, Ability to develop and execute experiments related to analysis and characterization organic and inorganic materials Polymerization Techniques: Free radical, RAFT, ROMP, Experienced in NMR, GPC, TGA, FT-IR, UV-Vis, DSC, ROP and ATRP DLS, TEM, SEM and confocal microscopy Comprehensive knowledge of polymer Superlative communication, computer and structure/property relationships organizational skill Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary settings with Antimicrobial assays of small molecules and polymeric diverse personnel materials

Fluent in English, Nepali and Hindi Maintenance and repair of common lab equipments Work History

Graduate Research Assistant 08/2013 to Current

University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

Served as a project leader directing 5 lab personnel and tracked research progress Designed novel metal-containing monomers and polyelectrolytes using various polymerization techniques (Free radical, ATRP, ROMP, ROP and RAFT)

Employed novel polyelectrolytes for various biomedical applications like antimicrobial agents and material development applications

Played active role in grant writing, preparing annual progress reports, publishing and presenting the research to funding agencies and sponsors

Planned and managed multiple research projects with various multidisciplinary collaborators Lab Safety Manager 01/2015 to Current

University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

Maintained lab safety and oversaw safe operation of lab facilities by implementing EHS policies Served as the primary contact for lab personnel and organized weekly safety inspections Developed standard operating procedure (SOP) for particularly hazardous chemicals Responsible for instrument training and maintenance in the lab Copenhaver Research Fellow 06/2013 to 08/2013

University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC

Synthesized and characterized small organic molecules and molecularly imprinted polymers Developed various polyimide derivatives to use for sensors and molecular memory devices Graduate Research Assistant 01/2011 to 05/2013

East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN Carried out independent organic synthesis and structure elucidation of novel bioactive polyphenols Designed and synthesized novel resveratrol derivatives to improve chemical properties and biological activities Graduate Teaching Associate

East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN Served an instructional role in various chemistry laboratory and lecture classes Conducted classes, graded lab reports and tests, and assigned course grades Taught courses: General Chemistry I & II Lab, Organic Chemistry I&II Lab, Intro to Integrated Lab Research Associate

East Tennessee State University - Quillen College of Medicine – Johnson City, TN Performed biological evaluation and ADME analysis of newly synthesized compounds on mice Selected Publications

Pageni, P.

Charged Metallopolymer-Grafted Silica Nanoparticles for Antimicrobial Applications. 417–425.

Pageni, P

Inorg Organomet Polym Mater. 2017, 27, 1100-1109.

Yan, Y.; Pageni, P

Macromolecular Chemistry. SynLett, 2016, 27, 984–1005. Zhang, J.; Yan, J.; Pageni, P

Responsive Metallopolymer Hydrogels for Healthcare Applications. Sci. Rep. 2015, 5, 11914. More than 10 peer-reviewed publications


Ph.D.: Organic/Polymer Chemistry

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

Master of Science: Organic Chemistry

East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Biology

Milligan College - Elizabethton, TN


Graduate School Travel Award, University of South Carolina, 2016 Copenhaver Research Fellowship, Summer 2013

Second Place, Oral Presentation in Graduate Students, Appalachian Research Forum 2013 Milligan Presidential Scholarship, 2007 - 2010

Melvin and Rosemary Farmer Scholarship & Men's Soccer Scholarship, 2007- 2010 Caldwell Presidential and Recognition Scholarship, 2006- 2007 Dean's List, Caldwell College and Milligan College, 2006- 2009 Affiliations and Activities

Judge for Undergraduate Students Symposium, SERMACS 2016, Columbia, SC Judge for High School Students Research Presentation, Discovery Day 2016, Columbia, SC International Teaching Assistant Assessment Team, 2014-2015 Team Player, ETSU Intramural Soccer Club, 2011- 2013 Member, ETSU Multicultural Affairs, 2011-2013

Team Player, Milligan College Soccer Team, August 2007- May 2010 International Student Ambassador, Milligan College 200*-****-**/2011 to

01/2011 to, 2018






; Yang, P.; Chen, Y.; Huang, Y.; Bam, M.; Zhu, T.; Nagarkatti, M.; Benicewicz, B.; Decho, A.; Tang, C. Biomacromolecules, 19,

.; Kabir, P.; Yang, P.; Tang, C. Binding of Cobaltocenium-containing Polyelectrolytes with Anionic Probes.

.; Kabir, Md. P.; Tang, C. Cationic Metallocenium Derivatives: Synthesis and Their Emerging

.; Yan, Y.; Wirth, A.; Chen, Y-P.; Qiao, Y.; Wang, Q.; Decho, A. W.; Tang, C. Anion- May, 2018

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