Chemical engineer with extensive experience in plasma chemical reactor design, high voltage engineering, and microbiological technologies. Seeking a challenging research and development position where I can fully apply my technical knowledge and skills, while making a significant contribution to the success of the company.
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering 08/2016-05/2020 (expected)
Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
Applications of plasma technology in microbial inactivation and water treatment.
Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering 01/2014-12/2015
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Mammalian cell migration pattern recognition for understanding mechanism of traditional Chinese herbal medicine on cells.
Master Minor, Statistics 01/2015-12/2015
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology 09/2009-06/2013
Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
Thagard Plasma Research Lab, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 08/2016-present
Elucidated the main mechanism of E.coli inactivation by direct-in-liquid electrical discharge plasma and discovered that the high voltage plasma electrode material enhances the inactivation process.
Developed a novel 3D atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) array for sterilization of large-scale uneven surfaces.
Nuclear Engineering Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 01/2015-07/2016
Discovered that the migration pattern of individual cell types can be characterized by cell-nucleus correlation profile by applying statistical analysis methods.
National Engineering Lab for Tree Breeding, Beijing Forestry University 11/2012-06/2013
Enhanced the heat resistance ability of several rice species by transferring the extracted heat-resistant-expansin gene into the rice genome.
Internship: CHEMCHINA CNAC, Beijing, China 04/2015-06/2015
Assisted in performing a feasibility analysis for the toluene diisocyanate (TDI) capacity planning.
Internship: SINOPEC Catalyst Company Beijing Aoda Division, Beijing, China 06/2015-08/2015
Analyzed liquor and tail gas components generated during polypropylene catalyst production using advanced spectroscopic techniques.
1.Estifaee P and Su X, Yannam S, Rogers S, & Thagard S M (2019) Mechanism of E. coli inactivation by direct-in-liquid electrical discharge plasma in low conductivity solutions. Sci Rep 9 (1):2326
2.Su X, Feng M, Rogers S, Holsen T M, & Thagard S M (2019) The role of high voltage electrode material in the inactivation of E. coli by direct-in-liquid electrical discharge plasma. Plasma Chem Plasma P:1-20
3.Lan T, Hung S-H, Su X, Wong S W, & Tseng Y (2018) Integrating transient cellular and nuclear motions to comprehensively describe cell migration patterns. Sci Rep 8 (1):1488
4.Wang X, Liu Y, Su X, Lei B, Dai L, & Xu J (2012) Resistance Analysis to Cadmium in Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin (4):37
5.Liu Y, Wang X, Su X, Zhang Z, & Xu J (2012) Cloning and expression analysis of a phytochelatin synthase gene (PtPCS) in Populus tomentosa. Molecular Plant Breeding 10 (2):174-183
6.Su X, Rogers S, Holsen T, Thagard S M (2020) Mechanism of bacteria inactivation on surface by atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) and uneven surface sterilization application by a novel 3D APPJ array. In preparation.
7.Su X, Dona M, Holsen T, Thagard S M (2020) The role of high voltage electrode configuration in the inactivation of E. coli by direct-in-liquid electrical discharge plasma and pulsed plasma electric field. In preparation.
1.Su X, Rogers S, Holsen T, Thagard S M. Inactivation of E. coli by direct-in-liquid electrical discharge plasma: effects of reactor electrode design and high voltage electrode material. 08/22/2018, 256th ACS National Meeting & Expo, Boston, MA.
2.Su X, Rogers S, Holsen T, Thagard S M. Inactivation of E. coli by direct-in-liquid electrical discharge plasma: effects of high voltage electrode material. 04/19/2018, 2nd Annual Research and Project Showcase (RAPS), Clarkson University.
3.Su X, Rogers S, Thagard S M. Mechanism of bacteria inactivation on surface by atmospheric pressure plasma jet (APPJ) and uneven surface sterilization application by a novel 3D APPJ array. 10/16/2019, Chemical and Biomolecular Department Graduate Seminar, Clarkson University.
Plasma Technology: Plasma chemical reactor design, optical emission spectroscopy, high voltage engineering.
Chemical Engineering: Chemical engineering unit operations, thermal evaporation, wafer oxidation, photolithography.
Biological Sciences: Microbiological technologies, molecular and biochemical technologies, plant tissue culture.
Instrumentation: Confocal microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, liquid and gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy technologies.
Statistics: Experimental design, regression analysis, nonparametric analysis.
Programming and Software: Python, R, Matlab, Solidworks, Adobe illustrator, COMSOL.
HONORS AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES
Clarkson Ignite Research Fellowship, Clarkson University 05/2018-present
Best Oral Presentation in the category of Plasma Chemistry & Physics in 2nd Annual Research and Project Showcase (RAPS), Clarkson University 04/2018
Outstanding Lab Assistant award of Unit Ops experiments, University of Florida 05/2015
Academic Award Scholarship, University of Florida 01/2014-12/2015
Commissary in charge of organization, Beijing Forestry University 09/2011-06/2013
Model Student Scholarship, Beijing Forestry University 09/2010-06/2012
Top Student Scholarship, Beijing Forestry University 09/2010-06/2013
Minister of Youth League Propagation Department, Beijing Forestry University 09/2010-06/2012
Commissary in charge of publicity, Beijing Forestry University 09/2009-06/2011
REFERENCES & CONTACTS
Dr. Selma Mededovic Thagard
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Clarkson University
Dr. Thagard is my advisor during my Ph.D. study.
Dr. Thomas Holsen
Jean S. Newell Distinguished Professor of Engineering / Co-Director of CARES
Civil & Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University
Dr. Holsen is my co-advisor during my Ph.D. study.