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Chemical Engineering And material science

Corning, NY, 14830
June 18, 2019

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Li-Ju Wang

814-***-**** **** Murphy Road, Corning, NY 14830


Career opportunity in the field of chemical engineering and material sciences. Job interests include new formulation and product development, material-process simulation and development. Work Experience

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, WA, USA

(Dec. 2014–present )

Assistant Research Professor (2017-present)

Visiting Assistant Professor (2014-2017)

Investigated analytical and optical performance of our opto-sensing diagnostic devices.

Coordinated cross-function teamwork for clinical validation of opto-sensing diagnostic devices.

Investigated continuous mass production and formation process of drug-loaded nanoparticles.

Mathematically calculated chemical-physical properties of materials for material selections and design in 2 projects: (1) multiple-phase printing process for micro-lenses, and (2) drugencapsulation process.

Investigated fluid behavior and droplet interactions in 2 projects: (1) multiple-phase printing process for micro-lenses, and (2) functional composites for extrusion-based and inkjet-based 3D-printing. Prochem Solutions, Singapore (Aug. 2013 – Nov. 2014) Research Engineer

Modeling of interfacial phenomena in crystallization, encapsulation, and coating processes.

Conducted Design of Experiments (DoE) for cost-effective formulation development.

Validated formulation performances using statistic data analysis and root cause analysis.

R&D in new formulation designs, encapsulation techniques and drying process. Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices, The Ohio State University, OH, USA (July 2011 – July 2013)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Invented an advanced low-temperature large-area graphene coating approach on glass.

Multi-scale modeling of wall effects on fluid behavior and cell-fluid interactions.

Developed a polymeric microfluidic platform that achieved 90% of maximum cell trapping rate. Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

(March 2010 – June 2011)

Research Scholar

Numerical simulated catalytically self-propelled nanomotors driven by fuel gradient.

Developed mathematical models to investigate the wall effects and the surface properties of particles impacts on particle migration driven by concentration gradient (diffusiophoresis). Institut für Katalyseforschung und Technologie(IKFT), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany (July – Sep. 2009)

Engineering Co-Op

Researched the transformation process of biomass into gasoline-range aromatics and olefins.

Built continuous circulation reactors based on Fischer-Tropsch process.

Reactor Design and process optimization using Aspen Plus. Li-Ju Wang

814-***-**** 2320 Murphy Road, Corning, NY 14830


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, June 2011 B.S., Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, June 2005 Doctoral Dissertation

Title: Boundary Effects on Phoretic Motions of Colloidal Cylinders A series of mathematical models in electrokinetic phenomena at interface to investigate wall effects, the shapes and the surface properties of particles impacts on phoretic motions of colloidal cylinders. Core Qualifications

Chemical Engineering

Over 10 years of advanced research experience in the field of chemical engineering,

Expert in the formulation design and development, modeling of interfacial & transport phenomena

Specialty in colloid and interfacial science and surface chemistry Material Science and Engineering

Specialty in material modeling, material selection, and fluid behavior simulation

Well-versed in mixing process and material characterization of polymer, nanoparticles and colloids:

– Molecular structure and components: Raman spectroscopy, NMR, GC, light scattering, UV/vis spectroscopy, MS, HPLC

– Morphology and surface binding: SEM/EPS, TEM, zeta potential analyzer, XPS, FTIR

– Thermal properties: DSC, TGA

– Mechanical properties: DMA, viscometer, rheometer Product development

Expert in Design of Experiment (DoE), statistical data analysis, and custom modeling design Engineering Software

Well-versed in MATLAB, Comsol, Mathematica, Aspen Plus Manufacturing

Well-versed in cleanroom manufacturing: plasma surface treatment, coating process, electrospray process, spin-coating, etching and lithography.

Experienced in injection molding, compounding, cast molding, extrusion-based 3D printing, inkjet- based and powder-based 3D printing

Optics : Experienced in optical sensing design and performance validation. Selected Publications

[1] Wang, LJ, et al. "Facile continuous production of soy peptide nanogels via nanoscale flash desolvation for drug entrapment." International journal of pharmaceutics 549.1-2 (2018): 13.

[2] Wang, LJ, et al. "Analytical validation of an ultra low-cost mobile phone microplate reader for infectious disease testing." Clinica Chimica Acta 482 (2018): 21.

[3] Wang, LJ, et al. "A multichannel smartphone optical biosensor for high-throughput point-of-care diagnostics." Biosensors and Bioelectronics 87 (2017): 686.

[4] Wang, LJ, et al. "Smartphone optosensing platform using a DVD grating to detect neurotoxins." ACS Sensors 1.4 (2016): 366.

[5] Wang, LJ, et al. "Large-area graphene coating via superhydrophilic-assisted electro-hydrodynamic spraying deposition." Carbon 79 (2014): 294.

[6] Wang, LJ, and Keh, HJ. "Electrophoresis of a cylindrical particle with a nonuniform zeta potential distribution parallel to a charged plane wall." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C113.29 (2009): 12790. 2

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