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Graduate Researcher

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New York City, New York, United States
Posted:
March 26, 2019

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Hao Zhou

*** ******* ***, **** ******* of New York, NY, 10031

Email: ac8wsn@r.postjobfree.com; ac8wsn@r.postjobfree.com Phone: 646-***-****

EDUCATION

City College of City University of New York, New York, NY Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.50/4.00 2019 (expected) Central South University, Changsha, China

B.S. Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.68/4.00 2014

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Levich Institute and Department of Chemical Engineering, City College of New York Graduate Research Assistant 2014 - Present

• Examined the surface properties of eco-friendly raw materials such as natural surfactants including fatty acids and lipids, and their interaction with natural biopolymers, e.g. carrageenan and polysaccharides, found on the sea surface. Characterizing surfaces such as glass and silicon wafer surfaces coated with different types of materials and particle sizes. Measuring contact angle of different solid surfaces (silicon, clean glass and glass coated with surfactants) with water and other liquid. Chemical Studying Engineering surfactant Department monolayer of at Central water air South interface University by using X-ray scattering technique. Undergraduate Research Assistant 2013 - 2014

• Prepared strong adsorbent TEA-GO for Cu2+ using TEA modified graphene oxide nanosheets. Examined FT-IR and XPS to show that epoxy groups on graphene oxide are eliminated. WORKING EXPERIENCE

Personal Care R&D Group at Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Intern Scientist Summer 2018

• Optimized chemical raw materials across the enterprise to preferred hair strengthening materials. Developed new formulations for hair conditioners and strengtheners, improved protocols for product use, and tested against market competitors. Testing hair properties of various hair treatments including bleaching, dying, relaxing and so on. Studying hair cortex under AFM and SEM. SKILLS

Surface Science Characterization Tools: AFM; SEM/EDX and TEM; Pendant drop tensiometry; Contact angle goniometery; Langmuir troughs and Langmuir-Blodgett dip coating for surface functionalization; Colloidal particle size and Zeta potential analyzers; X-ray scattering Hair Characterization Tools: Hair tensile strength and break strength measurement; Hair color degree and shining measurements; Hair fiber cross-section measurement; Imaging of human hair cross-section (SEM with microtone preparation)

Software: Digital imaging and particle tracking; chemical structure rendering (Chemdraw, Chemdoodle); ImageJ; Matlab, COMSOL multiphysics fluids simulation software TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant for Unit Operation Lab Course 2015 - 2016 Mentored and trained undergraduate and high school student researchers in surface characterization experiments 2016 - 2017

Teaching Assistant for Transport Phenomena I Course 2018 PUBLICATIONS

Liu, G., Gui, S., Zhou, H., Zeng, F., Zhou, Y., & Ye, H. (2014). A strong adsorbent for Cu 2+: graphene oxide modified with triethanolamine. Dalton Transactions, 43(19), 6977-6980. Zhou. H, Asenath-Smith E, John G, Maldarelli C. “Effect of isoprenoid tail of phytanic acid on its interfacial properties at water/air interface”, Langmuir. (Submitted 2018) Zhou. H, John G, Maldarelli C. “Synergism of MGDG and phytanic acid for ocean oil spill remediation”(Expected May 2019)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Development of Eco-friendly Surfactants as Chemical Herders for Oil Spill Remediation.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Annual Meeting (AICHE), Pittsburgh, Fall 2018.

“Eco-friendly Sacrificial Amphiphiles as Chemical Herders for Oil Spill Remediation.” American Chemical Society Colloid & Surfcae Science Symposium (ACS). Penn State, Summer 2018.

“Mixture of Green Phospholipids and Polysaccharides for Oil Spill Remediation.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Annual Meeting (AICHE), Minneapolis, Fall 2017.

“Eco-friendly Sacrificial Amphiphiles as Chemical Herders for Oil Spill Remediation.” American Chemical Society Colloid & Surfcae Science Symposium (ACS). New York City, Summer 2017.

“Effect of isoprenoid tail of Phytanic Acid At Water/Air Interface.” American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Annual Meeting (AICHE), San Francisco, Fall 2016. REFERENCES

Charles Maldarelli (Advisor)

Levich Institute, Chemical Engineering Department, City College of New York, ac8wsn@r.postjobfree.com

Ponisseril Somasundaran

Earth & Environment Engineering Department Columbia University, ac8wsn@r.postjobfree.com

Anne Dussaud

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.,

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George John

Chemistry Department of City College of New York

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