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Analytical chemist, biosensors, polymers, method development

Ithaca, New York, United States
October 07, 2016

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Valeriya Bychkova

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Seeking an industrial research and development position that will utilize and expand my professional skill set HIGHLIGHTS

Diverse expertise in the development of miniaturized sensors for a wide variety of medical and industrial applications

Six years of experience in developing projects from a concept to a product tailored to end user needs, technical project management and support

Proven oral and written skills – two patents, three first-author papers, presentations on national and international meetings


Senior Chemist, pHase2microtechnologies, LLC 2013–2016

led concept development and evaluation of a miniaturized solid-state reference electrode

developed protective electrode coatings based on proton exchange membranes and conductive polymers

optimized fabrication and established calibration, validation and standard operating protocols for a MEMS-based automated calibration pH sensing system

Senior Chemist, Telecardia Inc 2011–2013

worked on the development of a medical implantable pH monitoring device based on carbon nanotubes and self- assembling monolayers

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University 2007–2011

set up equipment (HPLC, GC, AA) and designed experiments for the Integrated Laboratory Program

developed and held recitations, labs, review sessions, and lectures for General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry classes

developed and implemented a new method for the fabrication of optical polymeric ion-selective sensors

found and studied a sensor’s surface area effect on its response mechanism

enhanced sensor functionality to perform optically controlled localized acid-base titration

worked on miniaturization of enzyme-based systems mimicking logic gates Undergraduate Research Assistant, V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine 2002–2007

studied surfactant microaggregates on a stationary phase in HPLC by means of electrochemistry and spectroscopy EDUCATION

Ph.D., Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 2007 – 2011 M.S., Chemistry, V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine 2006 – 2007 B.S., Chemistry, V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine 2002 – 2006 M.A., Gymnastics, Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education, Ukraine 2002 – 2007 AWARDS

Milton Harris Graduate Fellowship (Oregon State University) 2010

Courtney and Dorothy Benedict Award, Outstanding Second Year Graduate Student (Oregon State University) 2009

Chemistry Department Laboratory TA Award (Oregon State University) 2008

Kharkiv Regional Administration Scholarship for Outstanding Students (V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University) 2004 – 2007


electrochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, particle size analysis, HPLC, GC, AA

detailed knowledge and expertise in conductive polymers, polymer electrolyte membranes, hydrogels, quantum dots, fluorescent dyes, surfactants

COMSOL Multiphysics, LabView, Visual Basic, MatLab, Photoshop, Microsoft Office ACTIVITIES

rhythmic gymnastics – Kharkiv regional champion, champion of Ukrainian Students Competitions 1992–2011

volunteer coach for regional junior team in aesthetic gymnastics 2004–2007

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