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Chemical Engineering Assistant

Austin, TX
October 09, 2018

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Expertise Summary

A highly motivated and inspired professional in chemical/process engineering and material processing.

● Systematic knowledge and training in engineering/process principles and applications such as unit operations, fluid dynamics, mathematical modeling, separation and purification, heat and mass transportation, thermodynamics, reaction engineering and experimental design.

● Experienced in computer skills: AutoCAD, Matlab, COMSOL, Python, Web-Programming (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP), Microsoft Office, SAS, SQL, Access.

● Skilled in design of experiments (DOE) and statistical data extraction and analysis.


PhD, Chemical Engineering, Washington State University 2012. (GPA 3.87/4.0) M.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University 2006.

M.E., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2000

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology. 1997

Professional Experience

Assistant Research Scientist University of Arizona

07/2016 – 10/2018 Tucson, AZ

● Synthesized polymeric porous monolith selectively in a separation column for ion preconcentration and separation.

● Built a laser-induced fluorescence detection system with three-order detection sensitivity improvement for capillary electrophoresis.

Research Associate Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2013 – 2016 Richland, WA

● Applied chemical engineering principles to cleanrooms manufacturing processes for analytical instrument development.

● Conducted Modeling/simulation of microkinetics at interfaces and mass transport in networked microchips.

● Developing microfluidic analytical instruments for cell cultivation in an oxygen-gradient environment.

● Implemented Multivariate data analysis (principal component analysis) of complex systems.

Research Assistant Washington State University

2007 – 2012 Pullman, WA

● Set up multi-physics modelling involving flow dynamics, heat and mass transportation, and reaction kinetics for process improvement.

● Synthesized polymeric porous monoliths via UV-initiated polymerization for chemical separations.

● Integrated electro-driven multi-dimensional protein separation and purification systems in biochips.

Research Assistant Washington State University

2004 – 2006 Pullman, WA

● Develoed lipid bilayer-based potentiometric K+ selective sensors.

Process engineer The State Research Center of Industrialization for Pharmaceutical Crystallization

2000 – 2003 Tianjin, China

● Improved 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA) production yield by 5% through the enzymatic hydrolysis of penicillin G potassium and crystallization process for purification

Research Assistant Tianjin University

1997 – 2000 Tianjin, China

● Optimized operation parameters of the reactive crystallization of benzathine penicillinum

● Built a laser detection system for solution nucleation study.

Honors & Awards

● R&D 100 Award for developing the System for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface (SALVI), 2014

● Outstanding Performance Award (OPA), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2014

Selected Publications

1. Bingwen Liu, Yongzheng Cong, Cornelius F Ivory, Counterflow isotachophoresis in a monolithic column, Journal of Separation Science. 37(17), 2395-2402, 2014.

2. Linjuan Long, Yanan Luo, Bingwen Liu, et al., Screening of antidote sensitivity using an acetylcholine-sterase biosensor based on a graphene–Au nanocomposite, RSC Advances, 5, 4894-4897, 2015.

3. Zhaoying Wang, Bingwen Liu, et al., Argon cluster sputtering source for ToF-SIMS depth profiling of insulating materials: high sputter rate and accurate interfacial information, Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry; 26 (8), 1283-1290, 2015.

4. Tao Geng, Erin Bredeweg, Craig Szymanski, Bingwen Liu, et al., Compartmentalized microchannel array for high-throughput analysis of single cell polarized growth and dynamics, Nature: Scientific Reports, 5, 16111, 2015.

5. Bingwen Liu, Dan Du, Xin Hua, Xiao-Ying Yu, Yuehe Lin, Papers based electrochemical biosensors: from test strips to paper-based microfluidics, Electroanalysis, 26(6), 1214–1223, 2014.

6. Xin Hua, Xiao-Ying Yu, Zhaoying Wang, Li Yang, Bingwen Liu, et al., In situ molecular imaging of hydrated biofilm in a microfluidic reactor by ToF-SIMS, Analyst, 139 (7), 1609 – 1613, 2014.

7. Bingwen Liu, Xiao-Ying Yu, et. al., In situ chemical probing of the electrode-electrolyte interface by ToF-SIMS, Lab on a Chip, 14(5), 855-859, 2014,

8. Yongzheng Cong, Danny Bottenus, Bingwen Liu, Sue B. Clark, Cornelius F. Ivory. Isotachophoresis of lanthanides in microfluidic PMMA chip. Electrophoresis, 35(5), 646–653, 2014.

9. Xiao-Ying Yu, Bingwen Liu, and Li Yang. Imaging liquids using microfluidic cells. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 15, 725-744, 2013.

10. Bingwen Liu, Cornelius F Ivory, Isotachophoresis with counterflow in an open capillary: computer simulation and experimental validation, Journal of Separation Science. 36(12), 1986-95, 2013.

11. Bingwen Liu, Daniel Rieck, Bernard J. Van Wie, et al., Bilayer lipid membrane (BLM) based ion selective electrodes at the meso-, micro-, and nano-scales, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 24(7), 1843-1849, 2009.

12. Daniel C. Rieck, Bingwen Liu, Bong-Jae Park, David F. Moffett, David A. Kidwell, Gary J. Cheng, Bernard J. Van Wie. Functionalization of micro- and nano-apertures with chromate-selective solvent polymeric membrane, Analytica Chimica Acta, 659, 243–250, 2010.

13. Bingwen Liu, Dongyun Wang, and Xiangrong Huang, Study on primary nucleation of benzathine benzylpenicillinum, Chemical Industry and Engineering, 20 (3), 175-177, 2003.

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