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Los Angeles, CA
October 22, 2018

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Sen Zhang

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Team-oriented, self-motivated recent graduate with a MS Degree in Chemistry (Permanent Residency). Detail-oriented and adept at collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data from a variety of sources. Collaborative and meticulous professional always willing to go above and beyond requirements to support the work.


Master of Science in Chemistry May 2018

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Relevant PhD-level coursework: Organic Chemistry, Organic Mechanism, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, and Chemical Information Searching

Bachelor of Art in Chemistry May 2016

Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

Relevant Coursework: Biochemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Inorganic Chemistry


Chemistry Software: ChemDraw, Gabedit, and Plotly

Laboratory: Carbon-13 & Proton NMR, High Throughput Experimentation (HTE), UPLC, IR, and LCMS

Chemistry Information Searching: SciFinder, Reaxys, Web of Science, and Medline


University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Research Assistant Aug 2017- May 2018

A literature review project entitled: “Radical-Polar Crossover (RPC) Reaction by photoredox catalysis and non-photoredox catalysis”

Employed SciFinder, Reaxys, and Web of Science to search for 70+ articles on the photoredox and non-photoredox mediated RPC reactions

Synthesized the information about collected RPC reactions into a 50+ pages literature review capstone project

Jan 2017- May 2017

Prepared 10+ known and 3+ new alkyl-silicates for photoredox cross-coupling reaction

Synthesized Ru(bpy)3 photocatalyst and Nickel co-catalyst for Ni/Photoredox dual catalyzed cross-coupling reaction with detailed procedures and results collected in paper laboratory notebook

Characterized the product via UPLC, LCMS, NMR, and IR on a regular basis

Shipped the pre-made chemicals (alkyl-silicates, Nickel co-catalyst, and Ru(bpy)3 photocatalyst) from UPenn to GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline King of Prussia, PA

Scientific Student Intern May 2017-Aug 2017

Validated 3+ 24-well screen panel plates in High Throughput Experimentation screening to perform the photoredox C(sp3)-C(sp2) coupling reaction simultaneously to investigate the effects of multiple reaction parameters

Supported principal investigators during research into the capacity and scope of the coupling reaction between alkyl-silicate and aryl-bromide and delineated the functional group tolerance

Collected and maintained detailed and accurate procedures and results in company electronic laboratory notebook

Prepared report and data packages in a timely and accurate manner to upper management

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