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Research Associate

San Diego, California, United States
May 29, 2018

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Hamid Razavi Email :

Mobile : 707-***-****


University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA

B.S. in Nanoengineering with a focus in Materials Science Sep. 2015 { Jun. 2018

University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA

B.A. in Political Science with a focus in American Politics Sep. 2013 { Aug. 2016 Experience

UCSD Research Team for Harvard’s BIOMOD Competition San Diego, CA Cancer Treatment Research Assistant Oct 2015 - December 2017

Con rmed the binding of DNA Origami structure to Polystyrene nano spheres, Avidin and inactivated HSV-1 virus, via Atomic Force Microscopy and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis analysis.

Utilized self-assembled DNA origami sheets, along with folic acid ligands and HSV-1 virus capsid, as a drug-delivery vector for cancer therapy research.

Assessed the loading e cacy by incorporating di erent positive agent to DNA origami ratios.

Prepared the Agarose Gel with TAMG bu er, and stained it with Ethidium Bromide to visualize assembled structures.

Evaluated the assembled structures by analyzing AFM imaging technique.

Assisted our team in creating and designing our website.

Assisted with funding applications, purchase of lab materials, as well as writing the research proposals.

Apple Cupertino, CA

Finance Associate Mar 2015 - Aug 2015

Provided support on nance issues, policies and practices.

Coordinated with business partners and vendors to procure invoices in a timely manner.

Evaluated and initiated revision of current processes for more e cient alternatives.

Analyzed invoice issues involving short funds on PO’s, Purchase Requisitions, and Goods Receipts.

Solved payment inquiries, and complex issues by using various nance applications including eApproval and SAP.

Routed Purchase requisitions to create change orders and purchase orders.

Analyzed data and prepared reports for auditors and managements.

Promoted Apple P2P requirements with vendors, such as timely delivery, and presence of PO.

Performed regular Month End and Quarter End duties, such as closing the books.

Worked as a liaison between project management and nance teams to ensure smooth delivery of tasks.


Materials Science: Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticle Synthesis/Assembly and Characterization, ZnO Nanowire Synthesis and Characterization.

Biotechnology: Liposome Nanoparticle Synthesis and Characterization of the Drug-loading E cacy by Using UV-VIS Spectroscopy and LabVIEW Software, Forming Drug Delivery Vector by Assembling DNA Origmai with HSV-1 Virus and Folic Acid Ligands to Target Cancer Cells, Synthesis of Magnetically Guided Liposomes and characterizing them by using UV-VIS Spectroscopy and LabVIEW software, Ultrasound Imaging with Silica Sol-gel Nanoparticles.

Computational Modeling/Simulation: Molecular Modeling of Nanoscale Systems Using Quantum Espresso Software and Linux Commands, Optical Simulation of Thin Film Silicon Photocell using Lumerical Software.


Instrument Skills: Langmuir-Blodgett Trough, Optical Microscope, Electrical Probe Station, UV-VIS Spectroscopy, Phenom ProX Desktop SEM, DLS.

Computer Skills: LabVIEW, Linux, MATLAB, Lumerical, Latex, Microsoft O ce.

Personal Skills: Team work, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, desire to learn, creative thinking, leadership and management, strong analytic mind.

Languages Spoken: English, Farsi, Arabic (reading and writing).

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