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R&D Chemist

Anaheim, CA
October 17, 2018

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Phuong-Hieu (Sophia) T. Nguyen

Address: ***** ******* **. *********: 714-***-****

Anaheim, CA 92804 Email:


**/**** – 08/2015 California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) M.S. Chemistry, Augst 2015

08/2007 – 05/2012 California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) B.S. Biochemistry, May 2012


06/2010 – 08/2015 Supervisor: Shahab Derakhshan, PhD Project: Synthesis and characterization of novel inorganic compounds with desired magnetic properties.

Duties: Synthesize metal oxide compounds through high temperature solid-state reaction and characterize them using Powder X-ray diffraction data collection and analyses. Trained and supervised new lab members.

Experience in: (Publications are listed at the end)

Solid State Materials - Synthesis, Design, and Characterization

X-Ray Diffraction Techniques

Graphical User Interface- Model refinement, 2D and 3D modeling HONORS AND AWARDS

05- 2016 2016 College of Natural Science and Mathematics Outstanding Thesis Award in Chemistry and Biochemistry

05- 2015 2015 Departmental Graduate Student Honors Award 05- 2015 2015 Graduate Travel Fellowships

05- 2013 Michael Monahan Memorial Summer Research Fellowship 05-2013 Student Research Travel Award

05- 2007 President’s List


Chemist at Truesdail Laboratories, Inc., Tustin CA-01/2017 to Present

Performed physical analyses such as measuring pH, turbidity, Total Cyanide, Oil and Grease, TSS, TDS, VOC, and others for drinking and wastewater

Create and revised SOPs

Used LIMS to maintain traceability of standards, reagents, and other data

Maintain quality control records and ensure all procedures are in accordance with ISO 17025

Efficient at set up and run screening batches of samples in the LC/MS/MS instruments

Proficient at performing screening data analysis and data review

Laboratory Scientific Aide at CA Dept of Food and Agriculture, Anaheim CA-06/2012 to 06/2014

Knowledge of UV-Vis & IR Spectroscopy, NMR, GCMS, HPLC, GC, MS.

Performed samples extraction: checking, chopping, weighting, centrifuging, evaporating, extracting, and diluting daily samples for pesticide testing follow by state procedure

Prepared sample follow by Quescher’s procedure for Liquid Chromatography- mass spectrometry-mass (LCMS/MS) and Gas Chromatography- mass spectrometry-mass

(GCMS/MS) testing

Collect and dispose of organic waste

Teaching Assistant and Graduate Assistant at CSULB in Long Beach, CA-08/2012 to 05/2015

Supervise and teach general chemistry classes in laboratory

Direct and assist students with their experiments

Demonstrate the usages general chemistry instrumentations

Assist in problems solving


Proficient with LC/MS/MS

Familiar with TSS, TDS, Oil and Grease, pH, Cyanide, Karl Fisher Titration, Alkalinity, Hardness and digestion

Sufficient in analytical chemistry, X-ray analysis and performing High Temperature Synthesis, Characterization and Physical Properties of Inorganic Material

Proficient at MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, Plus.Thermo Scientific Furnace, Control Atmosphere Glove Box, X’Pert PRO PANalytical X-ray diffraction machine.

Possess ability to function well with independent responsibilities and very efficient as part of the team

Positive attitude, excellent time management and multitasking skills

Willingness to learn and grow

Versatile, flexible, trainable, open to suggestions and recommendations and happy to take constructive criticism


Milam-Guerrero J., Bloed C.J., Nguyen P.T., Tran G.T., Martin P.W., Papakostas D.V., Toro J., Wilson M.N., Carlo J.P., Luke G.M., Gu J., Derakhshan S., (2017) “Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of the Frustrated Orthorhombic Li4MgReO6” Nguyen P.T., Kemei M, Tan M., Derakhshan, S., (2016) “Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of the Two Polymorphs of Novel S = 1 Osmate; Li4MgOsO6.” Journal of Solid State Chemistry

Nguyen P.T., Ramezanipour F., Greedan J.E., Cranswick L.M.D., Derakhshan S. (2012)

“ Synthesis, Crystal structure, and Magnetic Properties of Li3Mg2OsO6, a Geometrically Frustrated Osmium(V) Oxide with an Ordered Rock Salt Structure: Comparison with Isostructural Li3Mg2RuO6.” Inorganic Chemistry 51, pp 11493–11499 Thompson C.M. Greedan J.E., Ovidiu G., Roxana F., Tan M., Nguyen P.T., Derakhshan S. (2014)“Partial Spin Ordering and Complex Magnetic Structure in BaYFeO4: A Neutron Diffraction and High Temperature Susceptibility Study”. Inorganic Chemistry 53, pp 1122–1127

Tan M., Kemei M., Vineyard K.M., Nguyen P.T., Wrobel F., Gu J., Derakhshan S.,

“Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of Os6+-based Double Perovskite; Ca2MgOsO6” To be submitted to Inorganic Chemistry. Letters of recommendation and contact information available upon request

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