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New Orleans, LA, 70056
August 19, 2012

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Twaskia Sean Johnson


Cell phone 256-***-****

Objective: Seeking to inquire a full time position in research and development using analytical and spectroscopic instrumentation to separate, isolate, and identifying compounds.


University of Alabama in Huntsville

Degree: Masters of Science in Chemistry (05/07- 08/10)

Huntsville, Ala.

Columbus State University

Degree: Bachelors in Science in Chemistry (09/97-12/99)

Columbus, Ga

Work Experience

Fall 2012-Present

The Institute for Higher Level Thinking, Inc, Moulton, AL

Work as an online academic advisor, coach, and tutor for all areas of chemistry from the developmental through the PHD level. All online tutoring is done using either, Oovoo, Skype, or Gotomeeting and a Bamboo tablet.

Fall 2010-Summer 2012

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee Center of Advanced Materials, Research Assistant

Worked on research project under my supervisor Dr. Vijay Rangari synthesizing a new facile way of producing graphene nanoparticles using furnace. The process involves Swagelok bolt locking mechanism. Measurements of thermal conductivity were taken on the Mathesis Thermo conductivity Analyzer on graphene with the addition of epoxy at various temperatures using a Tenney F4Watlow furnace to control heating and cooling conditions. I also had training using various instruments for the characterization of nanoparticles. Instrumentation that I have used includes the x-ray difractometer for the purity and the structure of the sample. The differential scan calorimetry was use to measure the Tg, and the crystalinity of the sample and the change of integrity of the sample against the reference sample as heat is being applied. Other instruments include the scan electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and the chemical vapor deposition. I have had training on the first nanotechnology chemical vapor deposition which includes operation and maintenance. Research grant includes (RISE) research infrastructure in science and engineering, (PREM) Primary research of engineering materials and STC science technology center provided the funding for energy efficiency for electronics. My research involved the use of dichalcogenides to lower the energy output to power electronic devices by using monolayered transition metals containing sulfur.

Summer 2008-Summer 2010

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

Chemistry Department, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Entrusted with the responsibility to teach all undergraduate general chemistry students taking introduction to Chemistry laboratory skills for incoming freshman. Using the proper ways to identify and synthesize different chemical compounds, as well as ways to properly analyze their properties using NMR techniques and software packages.

State of Alabama Diagnostic Laboratories (06/00 - 05/07)

Chemist I, Chemist II Auburn, AL.

Duties: Uses analytical techniques to identify certain pesticides. Responsible for calculating the concentration of the compounds screened on the gas chromatograph and atomic absorption. Responsible for detecting and identifying organophosphates carbamates, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and pyrethoids. Responsible for analyzing samples on the gas chromatograph to identify the compound by injecting a standard to calculate the retention time of the unknown sample. Reads and interpret analysis generated on instrumentation to finalize results.

Cosmyl Cosmetics (06/00 - 06/01) Lab Assistant Columbus, Ga.

Duties: Assist Senior Chemist in developing products for sale representatives. Duties included daily recording the calibration of production samples the pH meters and measuring the life times and recording the data in the notebook. Reproduced bath line products on a smaller scale.

Harris County Water Works (04/00 - 06/00)

Plant Operator Columbus, Ga.

Duties: Duties included hourly monitoring of tank water levels that are controlled by computer networking systems. Daily duties included checking the amount of rainfall and then recording the temperature for the national weather service. Provide constant monitoring of the raw and finished water in the tanks. Provide quality control and maintenance of the filters that were connected from the pumps to the raw water. Responsible for the operations full understanding of functions performed by the plant SCADA system including control monitoring and data storage.

Southeast Civilian Personnel Operations Center (12/98 - 03/99)

Office Automation Clerk Fort Bennining, Ga.

Duties: Provided office automation and clerical support duties for the supervisor and the

staff of the office assigned. Operated a personal computer or computer terminal with varied keyboard procedures to type a wide variety of materials involving different forms, formats, arrangements, preparation, and processing procedures. Developed correspondence form brief instructions as to content or by adapting previously prepared material.


Current Research: Synthesis of Quantum dots using Microwave Irradiation: Concentration on sulfide transitional metals and Synthesis of Graphene by using Closite 25A organoclay using a Swagelok bolt.

Masters Thesis: Chemical Components of Fraxinus Americana and Fraxinus Pennslyvanica of Northern Alabama.

Bachelors: The Effects of pka of complex heterocyclic in metal to ligand bonding

Special Training

Operation of Instrumentation includes: Gas Chromatograph, Uv-vis plate reader, HPLC, Florimeter, Atomic Absorption, and received certificate of training for GC/Mass Spectrometer from Perkins Elmer on 03/18/05.

Computer Skills: Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Master C, and Res Nova NMR software packages

Post Graduate work: 18 credit hours completed in the field of Material Science and Engineering, Research on the synthesis of graphene using a furnace. Performed maintenance and operating procedures on the (CVD) chemical vapor deposition instrument.

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