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Polymer Chemist

New York, New York, United States
October 15, 2016

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Robert Yawadio Nsimba

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Brooklyn, NY 11207 USA

Tel: (1-929-***-**** E-mail:

Objective: to find a full-time employment as a scientist.


10 years of cumulated experience as chemist;

Skilled in research works focused on biopolymers, mainly LIGNIN;

Researched on natural products with antioxidant and anti-enzymatic properties;

Researched on the chemical modification of the Pine lignin to develop emulsifying properties (with use in asphalt industries);

Skilled in the use of sophisticated apparatuses relating to biopolymer characterization;

Developed expertise in the multivariate analysis approach for the prediction of polymer (lignin) and extractives content in biomass feedstock;

Developed and validated HPLC, LC-MS, and GC qualitative and quantitative analytical methods applied to biochemicals;

Expertise in the use of common laboratory equipments and sophisticated apparatus;

Published papers in international journals (copies available upon request);

Participated in grant writing for US Government funding (ARS-BRDI-2012 FarmBio Project);

"Can do attitude", working experience in a team environment, supervisory experience and self-starter ability;

Excellent computer skills, especially in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Statistics (SPPS & MATLAB), and ChemDraw;

Languages : English, French, Japanese, and Native Languages (Lingala, Kikongo).


ARD Scientist 2014-2015

TEVA Pharmaceuticals (Pomona, NY)

Performed wet chemistry and instrumental analysis using modern analytical techniques and apparatuses. Setting up and preparing reagents and equipment. Participated in method development and/or validation of HPLC analysis for small molecules. Efficient use of Empower 2 and NuGenesis electronic lab notebook.

Research Chemist 2013-2014

PINOVA, Inc. (Brunswick, GA)

Research works dealing with development of lignin-derived asphalt emulsifiers via chemical modifications, and conversion routes to produce value value-added chemicals from Pine lignin.

Developed GPC, TGA, FTIR, & DSC methods for materials characterization

Visiting Scientist 2012-2013

USDA-ARS-ERRC (Wyndmoor, PA)

Research focused on sustainable biofuels and co-products, in particular lignin-derived chemicals and advanced biofuels. Developed a comparative HPLC and GC methods for the profiling of aromatic chemicals from the reaction medium.

Research Associate 2010-2011

National Research Council Canada (Ottawa)

Research projects focused on the recovery of chemicals from pyrolysis oils produced from

agricultural wastes.

Involving a combination of extraction and separation techniques (liquid-liquid extraction,

column Chromatography, Thin layer chromatography, UV spectrophotometry, Gas

chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Infrared spectroscopy, Nuclear

Magnetic Resonnance Spectroscopy, etc.)

Visiting Fellow 2009-2010

Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Summerland, BC (Canada)

Conducted research and deepened expertise in the multivariate analysis and FT-IR prediction of

lignin content in straws, developed a micro-scaled acetyl bromide method to quantify lignin in

plant materials. Supervised co-op students, regulated and manipulated various analytical

equipments (e.g. HPLC, UV/VIS Spectrometer, GC-MS, ATR-FTIR, Oven, Microwave, etc)

Research/Teaching Assistant 2000-2003

University of Kinshasa (Congo, Dem. Rep.)

Supervised research staff; coordinated ongoing research studies teaching; ensured time lines, provided reports to sponsoring agencies; liaised with other university departments on various research related topics including the Office of Research, etc.; participated as a member of the research team; conducted literature searches and wrote grant proposals.


April 2006-March 2009: Ph.D. in Life Sciences (emphasis on Natural Products Chemistry)

Osaka City University (Osaka, Japan)

April 2004-March 2006: Master in Food Chemistry (emphasis on anthocyanins, and

biological activities)

Osaka Prefecture University (Osaka, Japan)

Sept. 1994-Oct. 2000: Bachelor in Chemistry and Agro-Industries (emphasis on oil bleaching using

activated carbons)

University of Kinshasa (Kinshasa, D.R.Congo)


Various papers published in international peer reviewed journals. PDF available upon request

Robert Yawadio Nsimba

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