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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Posted:
August 09, 2018

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Eurick S. Kim, Ph.D.

ac6l40@r.postjobfree.com

309-***-****

SUMMARY

I am a tenacious, flexible worker with a passion to always learn more. I wish to utilize my talents (technical skills, creativity, sound logic, positive outlook, and teamwork abilities) towards solving new challenges and problems. I can effectively communicate and collaborate with others (engineers, biologists, & chemists) on projects. I am comfortable presenting and teaching scientific information to non-technical people.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Purdue University, December 2012.

B.S. Chemistry, Minor in Business Administration, Bradley University, May 2005.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

• Diverse Chemistry Background: Analytical, Inorganic, Organometallic, Kinetics, Bioinorganic, Plastics, Polymers, Water, and Green

• Proficient in the Chemical Analysis on Parts from Reliability Testing, Field Failures, Corrosion,

• Experience Collaborating with Various Disciplines: Chemistry and Engineering

• Able to Use, and Perform Maintenance on Various Analytical Spectroscopic Instruments (UV-Vis, HPLC, IC, GC-MS, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, DSC, TGA, MPAES, XRF, FTIR, Karl-Fisher)

• Spectra Interpretation and Analysis (UV-Vis, FTIR, HPLC, GC, GC-MS, 1H &13C NMR, Raman, IC, MP-AES, XRF, SEM, TGA, DSC, IC, MP-AES, Karl Fisher, Microscopy)

• Familiar with Various Chromatography Techniques (GC, LC, IC)

• Capable to perform Air-sensitive Chemistry (Glovebox and Schlenk Line Techniques)

• Perform Multiple Projects in Parallel

• Failure Analysis from Chemical Interactions and Polymer Failure Modes

• Characterization of Mixtures Using Chromatography (GC, IC, MPAES)

• Long Term Failure Testing and Analysis

• Collaborating with Engineers to Analyze Failures & Problem Solve

• Perform Multiple Projects Analyses in Parallel

• Utilize and Maintain Instrumentation (FTIR, Microscopy, TGA, MPAES, DSC, GCMS, IC)

• Material Analysis

• Able to Lead Groups to Complete Projects and Operate in Global Environment

RECENT EXPERIENCE

Plastics Analyst and Chemist, Aerotek/Modis and GE Appliances, Sep. 2016-Mar. 2018

• Collaborating with Engineers to Analyze Failures & Problem Solving

• Failure Analysis from Chemical Interactions and Polymer Failure Modes

• Characterization of Mixtures Using Chromatography (GC, IC, MPAES)

• Long Term Failure Testing and Analysis

• Perform Multiple Projects Analyses in Parallel

• Utilize and Maintain Instrumentation (FTIR, Microscopy, TGA, MPAES, DSC, GCMS, IC)

• Perform Multiple Projects Analyses in Parallel

• Competitive Material Analysis

• Develop New Methods to Improve Failure Testing and Analysis

Postdoctoral Associate, Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, University of Louisville, Dr. Satyavolu, Dec. 2014 - Sep. 2016

• Optimized Biomass Hydrolysis (Temperature, Time, Biomass) Conditions to Decrease Costs in an Integrated, Viable Bio-Refinery

• Separated Acids from Biomass Reactions for Recovery & Reuse

• Characterized Torrefied Wood Samples for Biocoal Utilization

Temporary Research Scientist, Center for the Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, Purdue University, Dr. Abu-Omar, Jan. 2013 - Mar. 2013

Graduate Student, Purdue University, Dr. Abu-Omar, Aug. 2006 - Dec. 2012

TEACHING & MENTORING EXPERIENCE

• Mentored High School Students (1st Place in Local Fair; Two Students made it to State Science Fair) (2014-2016)

•Graduate Teaching Assistant (2006-2010) Taught General Chemistry Lab and Recitation; Responsible for Preparing Students to Perform, Understand & Interpret Experimental Results - Student Nominated for Outstanding TA Award (2009, 2010)

AFFILIATIONS

• American Chemistry Society (ACS), 2009-Present

• Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio), 2009-2013

• Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research (CCRER), 2014-2016

PUBLICATIONS

Eurick S. Kim, Herde ZD, Thilakaratne R, Burns CT, Satyavolu J. “Evaluation and Utilization of Dicarboxylic Acids (DCA) as an Alternative to Strong Mineral Acids for Selective Extraction of C5-Sugars in an Integrated Biorefinery.” J Adv Ind Biotechnol 1: 001. January 2018.

Nelson R. Vinueza, Eurick S. Kim, Vanessa A. Gallardo, Dr. Nathan S Mosier, Dr. Mahdi M Abu-Omar, Dr. Nicholas Carpita and Dr. Hilkka I. Kenttämaa. “Tandem Mass Spectrometric Characterization of the Conversion of Xylose to Furfural.” Biomass & Bioenergy. January 2015.

Eurick S. Kim, Shuo Liu, Dr. Mahdi, M. Abu-Omar, Dr. Nathan S. Mosier, “Selective Conversion of Biomass Hemicellulose to Furfural Using Maleic Acid with Microwave Heating.” Energy and Fuels. January 2012.

Eurick S. Kim, Dr. Jagannadh Satyavolu, “Utilization of Large Organic Acid/Base System to Extract Mineral and Dicarboxylic Acids from Biomass Hydrolysis Solutions to Reduce Costs in an Integrated Biorefinery.” Writing in Progress.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISCLOSURES

• Selective Conversion of Cellulosic Biomass to Furfural (Purdue University)

• Novel Method to Generate HMF Directly from Biomass (Purdue University)

• Maleic Acid Fibration of Cellulose in Plant Cell Walls with Altered Lignin Structure and Composition (Purdue University)

PRESENTATIONS

• Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Workshop (RE3). March 2015. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY

• Purdue BioEnergy Day. November 2012. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN

• Purdue, Indiana, & Notre Dame University Inorganic Chemistry Conference (PINDU). Various Topics. South Bend, West Lafayette, & Bloomington, IN 2007-2012

• Purdue Alternative Energy Day at the State House. March 2011. Statehouse Rotunda. Indianapolis, IN

• Special Invitation Seminar. October 21, 2010. Bradley University. Peoria, IL

REFERENCES

Dr. Jagannadh Satyavolu - Postdoc Advisor, Professor at University of Louisville

Email: ac6l40@r.postjobfree.com

Phone: 502-***-****

Dr. Mahdi Abu-Omar - Dissertation Advisor; Professor at University of California Santa Barbara: formerly Purdue University

Email: ac6l40@r.postjobfree.com

Phone: 805-***-****

Dr. Nathan Mosier - Dissertation Committee, Collaborator, Professor at Purdue University

Email: ac6l40@r.postjobfree.com

Phone: 765-***-****



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