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Chemical Engineering Assistant

Boulder, Colorado, United States
August 18, 2018

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Michael Nathanson

**** ****** ****** #*, *******, CO, 80302



The University of Colorado-Boulder, CO,

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering - May 2018 – 3.87 GPA

Deans’ Fellowship Recipient

The University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, AL,

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - August 2016 – 4.0 GPA

Work History

Research Assistant- The University of Colorado, Boulder 05/2014-08/2015

Molecular Dynamics simulations for applications in corrosion, nanoparticle catalysts, and carbon nanotubes

Ascend Performance Materials – Pensacola Florida 40hr/week 05/2016-08/2016

Intermediates Production Engineering Group

Design and prepare plant test for antifoam addition

Ascend Performance Materials – Chocolate Bayou, Texas 40hr/week 08/2015-12/2015

Technology group, Chemicals Co-op

Research length of formalin catalyst bed life

Cost analysis of disposal methods for radioactive catalyst waste

Ascend Performance Materials – Greenwood, South Carolina 40hr/week 01/2015-05/2015

Polymer and BCF Co-op

monitored daily control of processes

worked on preventing TiO2 agglomeration and increase quality of TiO2

oamount of oversized particles was decreased and new methods proposed to further increase quality

Research Assistant- The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 05/2014-08/2015

Analysis of porosity of carbon catalyst on rate of reaction

Skills/Software Experience

Microsoft Office Suite


Aspentech/HYSIS/Process Explorer





Materials Studio


Nathanson, Michael, et al. "Atomic Scale Structure and Stress Release Mechanism in Core-Shell Nanoparticles.” Submitted to ACS Nano

Zhou, Jihan, et al. “Capturing Nucleation at 4D atomic resolution.” Submitted to Nature

Pryor, Alan, et al. "Single-shot 3D coherent diffractive imaging of core-shell nanoparticles with elemental specificity." Scientific reports (2018)

Pramanik, Chandrani, et al. " Molecular engineering of interphases in polymer/carbon nanotube composites to reach the limits of mechanical performance." Composites Science and Technology (2018)

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