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Chemical Engineering State University

Hilliard, Ohio, United States
June 08, 2018

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Carla J. Rodríguez

787-***-**** **** Sturbridge Ct. Apt. B-1 Hilliard, OH 43026


Searching for a career opportunity to work in an enriching environment where I can apply my brand of strategic thinking, fresh ideas, proactive attitude, and commitment to success to play an active role in accomplishing and furthering the company’s goals while acquiring new skills. Education

MS 2nd year Food Science and Technology, Projected Graduation: Autumn 2018, Ohio State University GPA: 3.0/4.0

BS in Chemical Engineering Graduate May 2013 University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez GPA: 3.14/4.0 Research Experience:

January 2016- Present: Ohio State University

Successfully determined the optimal level of phytochemical rich broccoli sprout powder in tomato juice and quantified the influence of the powder in the microstructural properties of the juice via rheological measurements.

Demonstrated the statistically significant increase of the bioactive analytes of interest in broccoli sprouts using sous vide heat treatment comparing to a raw control and steamed group via HPLC-MS/MS.

Completed a 4 week shelf stability study of our sous vide broccoli powder product using HPLC-MS/MS to determine quantitatively and qualitatively the bioactive isothiocyanates levels in the sous vide broccoli sprout powder.

Analyzed the behavior of water adsorption of broccoli sprout powder using a dynamic vapor sorption analyzer isotherm as part of shelf stability studies along with colorimeter measurements for parameters L, a, and b for 12 weeks.

Characterized the size of the particles in the broccoli sprout powders via DLS-PALS particle size analyzer to assess compatibility and stability of the broccoli sprout powder in TJ.

Conducted an IRB approved sensory acceptability panel of the tomato-broccoli sprout powder beverage and assessed the sensory perceptibility, palatability and preferred packaging according to consumers.

Presented results in 15th Annual Russell Klein Symposium in the Ohio State University and selected to present at IFT in July 2018.

August 2012- January 2013: University of Puerto Rico

Optimized the compatability of fibronectin and vitronectin adsorption onto metal oxides used for

implant biomaterials.

Used a QCM (quartz crystal microbalance) on electrodes of various compositions of implant metal

oxides based on zirconium, niobium and tantalum, known for their osteoconductive capacity.

Characterized electrodes by scanning electron microscopy, for surface topography and

energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy for surface composition.

Presented results in 36th ACS Senior Technical Meeting in the Hilton Ponce golf and Resort.

January 2011- August 2012: University of Puerto Rico

Successfully standardized the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles and characterized using UV-Visible,

FTIR, XRD and PL characterization methods.

Assessed the capability of ZnO nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy and received training on

cell culture protocols for MCF-7 and HT-29 cells to perform viability assays.

Co-authored Journal Article: “Cytotoxic studies of PEG functionalized ZnO Nanoparticles on MCF- 7 NANOTECH cancer cells, NANOTECH, 3 ( 2011) 420-423,” and presented poster in Boston Conference, June 2011. C.J. Rodriguez Martinez, P. Joshi, J.L. Vera, J. Ramirez-Vick, O. Perales,

S.P. Singh.

Presented a poster in NSF-IFN- EPSCoR meeting, Fajardo, P.R. July 2011 entitled, “PEG-modified ZnO

January 2010 – December 2010: University of Puerto Rico

Worked on isolation and characterization of active ingredients in medicinal plants with

hypocholesterolemic activity in organic and aqueous mediums.

Successfully determined components in the aqueous and organic phase using TLC and column chromatography.


August 2017 – Present

Citation Needed- Executive Board - Communication and Outreach Chair Student Organization of the Ohio State University Organized a presentation of scientific peer reviewed information on trending topics in food science, nutrition and agricultural practices for college as well as high school students. August 2014 – August 2015

Laboratory Instructor, Assistant and Tutor

UPR Mayaguez Chemistry Department

Worked as a laboratory instructor and teaching assistant for General Chemistry course and the laboratory session 1 and 2, as well as a tutor in the UPRM Chemistry Department tutoring center. Functioned as part of the laboratory researchers to create new experiments, update the student’s manual and supplying equipment necessary to laboratories in order to ensure the performance of the chemistry laboratory experiments.

January 2008 – January 2010

Office Assistant

UPR Mayaguez Social and Cultural Activities Department Performed various tasks such as registering, filing, and organization for student organizations’ activities and U.P.R. graduation ceremony.

Relevant Courses

Quality Control, HACCP & GMP Certification, Food Safety, Food Technology, Food Processing, Food Analysis, Food Additives, Food Microbiology, Diet Nutrition & Cancer with their corresponding laboratory courses and Phytochemicals in Human Health: Crops to the clinic. Special Skills

Excellent reading and writing skills in English and Spanish. Proficient with Microsoft Office including Vlookup, SPSS statistics program, TA Instrument Analyzer, and research databases. Trained handling UV-Vis, FTIR, XRD, HPLC-MS, Dynamic Vapor Sorption analyzer, Dynamic Light Scattering Particle Size Analyser, Rheometer and Colorimeter.


Support from grants NIH-RISE, NSF-CREST, IFN-EPSCoR and USDA National Needs are gratefully acknowledged.


Dr. Yael Vodovotz (614) 247- 7696

Dr. Mary Kay Pohlschneider 614-***-****

Dr. Jaime Ramirez-Vick 937-***-****

Additional references available upon request.

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