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Assistant Security Officer

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
April 30, 2018

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Seth Guldin

Blacksburg, VA ***** 540-***-**** Open to Relocation

Under investigation for Secret Clearance

Materials Science Engineer

Recent graduate with a Master of Engineering Degree in Material Science, possessing in-depth education and expertise in ceramic engineering, metallurgy, polymer engineering, mechanics, and electrical engineering. Skilled in concept development for a range of experiments, with the ability to utilize critical data analysis strategies to advance projects. Possess strengths in all aspects of raw materials and characterization technologies. Strong communicator and collaborator with an analytical mind.

Areas of Expertise

Design of Experiments

Electron Microscopy Techniques

Surface Treatment Technology

Statistical & Data Analysis

Raw Material Characterization

Nanoscale Particle Research

Technical Reporting

Testing & Troubleshooting

Research Coordination


Master of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, 2017 (GPA: 3.37)

Bachelor of Science, Nanoscience, 2015 (GPA: 2.95)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA



Armed Security Officer (December 2017 to Current)

Armed Federal Protective Security Officer protecting government employees, contractors and family members.

Worked as a team to ensure the security of sensitive information and materials on an Army installation.


Graduate Research Assistant (March 2016 to May 2017)

Performed in-depth research alongside academic leaders to identify, analyze, and characterize nanoscale precipitates in Al-Mg-GA alloy, utilizing key TEM electronic diffraction, EDS, XRD, and SEM techniques.

Conducted nanoparticle research through analysis of alloy corrosion and dissolution following exposure to seawater.

Mastered experimental design and research concept development techniques.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (August 2015 to May 2017)

Directed a diverse and large student body through 4 semesters of “Introduction to Nanoscience” as well as one semester of ‘Environmental Nanoscience”, implementing assessments to analyze progress and course mastery.

Mastered and led student analysis of nanomaterial products, including gold nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes.

Instructed on SEM, TEM, UV-Vis, and IT methodologies for obtaining microscopic and spectroscopic data.

Graduate Research Assistant (May 2015 to November 2015)

Collaborated with Dr. Alex Aning to grow and analyze carbon nanotubes in situ Ti-C alloy, gaining critical exposure to research design, experiment design, and concept development for scientific research.

Functioned directly in a laboratory environment during the processing and synthesizing of research materials.

Additional Appointments

Web Assistant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2013 – 2016

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