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Scientist, Chemist

Duluth, Georgia, 30024, United States
March 01, 2011

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Meimei Zou

Mobile Phone: 678-***-****

Secondary Phone: 678-***-****


Energetic Analytical Chemist with 5+ years of broad experience in designing environmental/chemical/biomaterial assay, operating instruments, conducting statistical analysis of data, and writing protocol/report requirements, good compliance, and scientific principles. Proactive, results-producing, self-directed technical with proven track record in all aspects within stringent deadline-driven, multifaceted, innovative environments.


Research Specialist November 2003 – May 2007

University of Pittsburgh Department of Environmental and Occupational Health |Pittsburgh, PA

• Biological tissues processing and mitochondria separation

• Performed analytical tests to characterize biocompounds: Protein, Ascorbic acid, Glutathione,

Protein Thiols, Cardiolipin, Phospholipids, Cytochrome C, Fatty Acids via HPLC, GC/MS,

UV/Vis, TLC and other analytical methods

• Performed standard tests and analysis on raw or processed tissues or fluid samples

Research Assistant May 2001 – July 2003

University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL

Grant from Siemens Co.: Environmental Pollution Prevention from Vehicle Engines

• Developed super-active TiO2 photocatalysts for decomposition of NO2, Oleic Acid and Carbon


• Designed a flow reaction system equipped with real time FTIR/IR to investigate the

photocatalytical kinetics of decomposition of NO2

• Characterization by NMR, GPC, HPLC, UV-VIS, and viscometer

Teaching Assistant May 2001 – July 2003

University of Central Florida | Orlando, FL

• Taught Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Lab and Inorganic Chemistry Lab

• Designed educational literatures and materials

• Instructed students in experimental techniques

• Demonstrated the operation of Instrumentation: UV/Vis, Viscometer, GPC,GC,HPLC, NMR

Research Scientist Aug 1996 - May 1998

Changsha Zinc Corporation | Changsha, Hunan | China

• Qualitative and quantitative analysis of raw materials

• Detection of impurities( Cd, Ni, Fe, S, C) in products

• Quantitative analysis of main components (Zn, ZnO) in products


Lab Skill

* Qualitatively and quantitatively analysis for environmental, biological, industrial samples and writing SOP's

* Cell culturing, SOP writing, Polymer Characterization

* Instrumentation: HPLC, NMR, GPC, FTIR, UV-Vis, TGA, DSC, GC, GC-MS

Computer Skill

Microsoft Office Suite, ChemDraw, Minitab


Master's Degree, Chemistry, May 2001 - July 2003

University Of Central Florida | Orlando, FL

Bachelor's Degree, Analytical Chemistry, Sep 1992 - June 1996

Central South University | Changsha, Hunan | China


American Chemical Society

University of Central Florida Safety and Health Committee of Chemistry Department


Merit Graduate Scholarship University of Central Florida 2001-2003


1. Cytochrome c acts as a cardiolipin oxygenase required for release of proapoptotic factors Nature Chemical Biology 2005, 1, 223–232

2. Progress in analytical methods for impurities in tungsten and tunstic compounds Yejin Fenxi 2001, 21, 35-38

3. Determination of trace elements in highly pure tungsten by ICP-AES Zhongnan Gongye Daxu Xuebao 1999, 30, 71-73

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