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Quality Chemist, Research Assistant

Chicago, Illinois, United States
May 17, 2018

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Calvin D Powell

**** * ******* ** (773) ***-****

Chicago, Illinois 60620

Chicago State University Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science 2016 Physics Engineering option

Wet Chemistry Methods Microsoft Office Suite

Data Analysis Lease Accounting

Data Mining Accounts Payable

HPLC, IC, GC, UV/VIS Applied Physics

Programming Languages: Linux, Unix, Python, C++, ROOT, FreeMat, FreeCad, LaTex

Company: Kelly Scientific Resources Oak Brook Terrace, IL

PVS Chemicals Chicago, IL

Position: Quality Chemist

Start-End 5/2017 - 5/2017

Duties: Perform QC using wet chemistry methods including; UV/VIS, Atomic Absorption, and some GC Mass Spec on inbound raw materials and finished goods. Tests included; % Concentration Sulfuric acid, Sodium Thiosulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Sodium Dioxide, and other sulfur-based products as it pertains to water purification reagents. Assisted production with instructions.

Company: Chicago State University Chicago, IL

Department of Chemistry, physics, and Engineering

Position: Research Assistant

Start-End 8/16-12/16

Duties: Continued research performed at particle accelerator(CERN) using data mining, programming (ROOT, C++, Linux/Unix), and research to complete required undergraduate thesis. Manipulated C++ based programs to specific needs. Presented research findings at various physics conferences.

European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN) Geneva, Switzerland

Position: Research Intern

Start-End 6/16-8/16

Duties: Worked with ALICE experiment team on prototype upgrades to particle detector located In Geneva, Switzerland. Analyzed data mined using Linux/Unix, ROOT, C++, and other programs. Manipulated C++ based programs to specific needs. Advanced theories in particle detection and identification.

Department of Education

Position: Learning Assistant

Start-End 1/16-12/16

Duties: Assisted Instruction for Physics and Engineering course including Thermodynamics, and Electricity and Magnetism. Participated in a pedagogy course, focusing on communal and peer learning

Company: University of Chicago Chicago, IL

High Energy Physics Department Chicago, IL

Position: Research Intern

Start-End 7/15-8/15

Duties: Worked with research team on particle detector experiment (ATLAS). Performed electronic QC and inspection on control boards and components used in detector. Advanced theories in particle detection and identification.

Medical leave

Start-End 4/05-8/12

Started hemodialysis 8/04. Stopping working 4/05. Continued education part-time 8/12. Successful Kidney transplant 5/15.

Prior to Medical Leave, 8+ years total as an Associate Chemist / Sr Laboratory Technician

Electrical Engineering: Chemical Engineering: Civil and Mechanical Engineering:

Linear Signals & Systems Thermodynamics Statics

Electricity & Magnetism I, II Organic Chemistry Dynamics

Electronics I, II General Chemistry

Computer Engineering:


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