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Analytical chemist

Location:
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Posted:
January 08, 2017

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Amir M. Fathi

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Tucson, AZ, 85704

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(661) ***-****

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemical Sciences Bldg. (CSB) room 224

**** *. *******ity Blvd. The University of

Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721

acx57i@r.postjobfree.com

Summary:

Analytical chemist with 9 years experience designing and performing experiments with a focus on complexation chemistry and sugar based biosurfactants (synthesis and characterization).

Published 7 first author and 2 coauthor papers in high impact scientific journals and 20 seminar presentations.

Synthesis and characterization of new sugar based biosurfactant based on patented procedure; complexing and extracting of rare earth metals.

Results-oriented leadership: Mentored 6 graduate students, President of Iranian-students’ Cultural Association in Tucson (ICAT), Project management, Professional communication skills.

Permanent resident of The United States.

Education:

2013 – Present, PhD, Analytical Chemistry, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Title: “Synthesis, characterization and analytical applications of new glycolipid biosurfactants for metal complexation”

Advisor: Prof. Jeanne E. Pemberton.

Synthesis of new sugar based glycolipid biosurfactants by using different sugar heads.

Characterization of their surfactant behavior.

Studying their analytical applications to harvest rare earth metals. 2005 – 2007, MSc, Analytical Chemistry, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

Title: “Investigation of Analytical Applications of New N2O2-Type Schiff base Ligands”

Advisors: Prof. M. R. Yaftian, Dr. S. Rayati.

Synthesis and characterization of new Schiff base ligands.

Investigation their metal binding abilities by studying LLE, bulk liquid membrane transportation and SPE of trace amount of copper.

2000 – 2005, BSc, Chemistry, University of Sistan & Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.

Title: Separation and extraction of catalytic nickel residues in hydrated frying.

Advisor: Prof. M. Noroozifar

Research experiences:

2014, Intern, Glycosurf company, Tucson, AZ.

Supervisor: Dr. Cliff Coss

Synthesis and purification of high-purity and high-performance rhamnose-containing glycolipids

(rhamnolipids) in large scale quantities by using GlycoSurf’s patented synthetic technology. Amir Fathi

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2013 – Present, Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Graduate advanced analytical chemistry lab (CHEM 528), analytical chemistry lab (CHEM 326), general chemistry lab (CHEM 151).

2012 – 2013, Researcher staff, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Supervisor: Dr. John Thaden

Sample preparation of animal and human plasma and tissue samples.

Determination of target amino acids concentration by using HPLC-MS-MS. 2007 – 2012, Researcher staff, Department of Chemistry, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

Supervisor: Prof. M.R. Yaftian

Separation and concentration of amino acids by using emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) technique including crown ethers and calixarenes as carrier.

Mathematical modeling of mass transfer through the emulsion liquid membrane.

Advisor for 6 master of science student’s research project in analytical chemistry division. 2007 – 2012, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Chemistry, Payam Noor University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

General chemistry I and II lectures and labs, analytical chemistry I, II and Instrumental analysis lectures and labs, engineering of corrosion.

Leadership:

2016 – 2017 President of Iranian-students’ Cultural Association in Tucson (ICAT)

Management of ICAT booth in Tucson meet yourself festival.

Management of different Persian/cultural events for students and families (two Persian concerts, Yalda night, Persian New Year event,

Affiliations:

American Chemical Society, Since 2013.

Iranian Chemical and Chemical Engineering Society, Since 2005. Publications:

1. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, A. Kargari “Water in oil emulsion liquid membrane transport of L- cysteine” Sep. Sci. Technol. 48 (2013) 105-112.

2. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, A. Kargari, D. Matt “Emulsion liquid membrane pertraction of L- cysteine from sodium chloride aqueous solutions mediated by a narrow rim phosphorylated cone-shaped calix[4]arene” J. Iran. Chem. Soc. 9 (2012) 783-789. 3. Seyed Amir Mehdi Fathi, Maedeh Nasiri, Mohamad Reza Yaftian & Ali Kargari “Highly Selective Extraction and Transport through a Bulk Liquid Membrane of L-cysteine using

[K●DC18C6]+ Complexes” Sep. Sci. Technol. 46 (2011) 2473-2480. 4. Mohammad Kazem Rofouei, Hadis Ferdowsi Sh., Mahmood Payehghadr, Amir Mehdi Fathi

“Solid phase extraction of ultra trace copper(II) using octadecyl silica membrane disks modified Amir Fathi

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by a new Schiff base prior to determination by flame atomic absorption” Orient. J. Chem. 27

(2011) 775-781.

5. M. Hami Dindar, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, N. Noushiranzadeh “Solid phase extraction of copper(II) ions using C18-silica disks modified by oxime ligands” J. Hazard. Mater. 179 (2010) 289-294.

6. Seyyed Amir Mahdi Fathi, Shiva Rostamkhani and Mohammad Reza Yaftian “Determination of trace amounts of copper in water samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry after preconcentration on octadecyl-bonded silica membranes modified by a di-Schiff base ligand” J. Anal. Chem. 65 (2010) 628-633.

7. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Cloud point extraction of trace amounts of copper(II) ions using a N2O2-type Schiff base ionophore” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 334 (2009) 167-170. 8. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Enrichment of trace amount of copper(II) ions in water samples using octadecyl silica disks modified by a Schiff base ionophore prior to flame atomic absorption spectrometric determination” J. Hazard. Mater. 164 (2009) 133-137. 9. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, M. Parinejad “Multidentate nitrogen/oxygen donor ionophores; their use as selective extracting and mobile-carrier agents for copper(II) ions” Separ. Purif. Technol. 64 (2008) 1-7.

Presentations:

1. S. Amir M. Fathi, Raina M. Maier, Jeanne E. Pemberton “Synthesis, characterization, and heavy metal binding properties of new sugar-based glycolipid surfactants” Oral presentation, 52nd ACS national meeting and exposition, Philadelphia, USA, 2016. 2. S. Amir M. Fathi, Jordan Levine, Jeanne E. Pemberton “Comparison of sugar-based decyl glycoside surfactants from rhamnose, glucose, xylose and arabinose” Poster presentation, 52nd ACS national meeting and exposition, Philadelphia, USA, 2016. 3. E. Hajilou, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Application of emulsion liquid membrane technology for removal of Cu(II) ions from water solutions using a Schiff base ligand as carrier” Poster presentation, 1st national conference on application of modern technologies in science and environmental engineering, University of Hakim Sabzevari, Sabzevar, Iran, 2012. 4. Kh. Mahmoodniya, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Determination of Deltamethrin residue in water samples by dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction technique and using uv-vis spectrophotometry” Poster presentation, 18th

Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Zahedan

University, Zahedan, Iran, 2011.

5. P. Gharavi Khiavi, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Determination of penicillin G Benzathine in water samples by dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction combined with uv-vis spectrophotometry” Poster presentation, 18th

Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Zahedan

University, Zahedan, Iran, 2011.

6. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, A. Kargari “Batch extraction of L-cysteine from potassium chloride aqueous solutions using emulsion liquid membrane and DC18C6 as carrier” Poster presentation, 18th

Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Zahedan University, Zahedan, Iran, 2011. 7. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, A. Kargari “Emulsion liquid membrane extraction of L-cysteine from sodium chloride aqueous solution by using of calix[4]arene as carrier” Poster presentation, 18th

Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Zahedan University, Zahedan, Iran, 2011. 8. M.K. Moftakhar, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Determination of trace amounts of copper in water samples by dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction pre-concentration coupled with flame atomic Amir Fathi

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absorption spectrometry” Poster presentation, 17th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry,

Kashan University, Kashan, Iran, 2010.

9. S. Rafeie Boldaji, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction combined with flame atomic absorption spectrometry to determination of ultra-trace amounts of copper in water samples” Poster presentation, 17th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry,

Kashan University, Kashan, Iran, 2010.

10. M. Nasiri, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Highly selective transport of L-Cysteine through bulk liquid membrane using DC18C6 as carrier” Poster presentation, 17th Iranian Seminar of

Analytical Chemistry, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran, 2010. 11. S.A.M. Fathi, L. Jafari “Rapid determination of codeine in aqueous samples by dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction followed by spectrophotometric determination” Poster presentation, 17th

Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran, 2010. 12. M.R. Yaftian, S. Nahaei, S.A.M. Fathi “Solid phase extraction enrichment of Cu(II) ions as Schiff base complexes adsorbed on polyurethane foam” Poster presentation, 15th Symposium of the Euroanalysis (Euroanalysis 2009), Innsbruck, Austria, 2009. 13. M. Hami Dindar, N. Noushiranzadeh, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Synthesis and application of oximes as modifiers of octadecyl silica membrane disks for solid phase extraction of copper(II) ions” Poster presentation, 16th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Buali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran, 2009.

14. M.K. Moftakhar, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Determination of trace copper in water samples by cloud point extraction pre-concentration coupled with flame atomic absorption spectrometry” Poster presentation, 16th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Buali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran, 2009.

15. S. Nahaei, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Determination of trace amount of copper in water samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry after pre-concentration on octadecyle-bonded silica membranes modified by a Schiff base ionofor” Poster presentation, 16th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Buali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran, 2009. 16. S.A.M. Fathi, Sh. Rostamkhani, M.R. Yaftian “Determination of trace amounts of copper in water samples by flame atomic absorption spectrometry after pre-concentration on octadecyl- bonded silica membranes modified by a di-Schiff base ligand” Poster presentation, 16th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Buali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran, 2009. 17. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian “Cloud point extraction of trace amounts of copper(II) ions using a N2O2-type Schiff base ionophore” Poster presentation, 16th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Buali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran, 2009. 18. S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, S. Rayati “Solid Phase Extraction of Trace Amounts of Cu(II) Using Octadecyl Silica Membrane Disks Modified by a New N2O2-Type Schiff Base and Its Determination by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry” Poster presentation, 12th Asian Chemical Congress (12ACC), Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007. 19. M. Parsa, S.A.M. Fathi, M.R. Yaftian, S. Rayati “A new Silver(I) Potentiometric Sensor based on a Lower-Rim Calix [4] arene Substituted by Mixed Amide/Phosphoryl Groups” Poster presentation, 15th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, 2007. 20. S.A.M. Fathi, M. Parinejad, M.R. Yaftian, S. Rayati “Bis(2-Hydroxyacetophenone)-1,2- Propanediimine and Bis(5-Bromo-2-Hydroxybenzaldehyde)-1,2-Propanediimine; synthesis. Extractive and Mobile Carrier Properties towards Transition Metal Ions” Poster presentation, 15th Iranian Seminar of Analytical Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, 2007. Amir Fathi

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References:

Prof. Jeanne E. Pemberton

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,

Chemical Sciences Bldg. room 302

1306 E. University Blvd. The University of

Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721

Phone: (520) ***-****

Email: acx57i@r.postjobfree.com

Dr. John J. Thaden

Department of Health and Kinesiology,

Texas A&M University,

College Station, TX.

Phone: (979) ***-****

Fax: (979) ***-****

E-mail: acx57i@r.postjobfree.com

Prof. Neil R. Armstrong

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,

Chemical Sciences Bldg. room 218

1306 E. University Blvd. The University of

Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721

Phone: (520) ***-****

Email: acx57i@r.postjobfree.com

Prof. Mohammad R. Yaftian

Department of Chemistry,

Faculty of Science,

Zanjan University,

P.O. Box 45195-313

Zanjan, Iran.

Phone: +98 (241) ***-****

Fax: +98 (241) ***-****

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