Result -oriented recent graduate with PhD in organic chemistry possessing synthetic organic chemistry skills prepared to make greater contributions in the areas of synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry.
SUMMARY OF SKILLS
Organic synthesis: Over 6 years of practical academic experience in multi-step synthesis of small organic molecules as building blocks for molecular receptors.
Successfully completed the synthesis of a novel molecular receptor, commonly known as ‘molecular tweezers’ for molecular recognition studies.
Analytical and technique experience: In-depth knowledge of using analytical instruments such as, FTIR, NMR(1H, 13C and 31P), GC, Column Chromatography, HPLC, Atomic absorption e.g., to prepare, measure, purify and interpret the data in proper context.
Air and moisture-sensitive organic compounds and reactions: Basic knowledge in running sensitive reactions under inert conditions, and use of vacuum lines, desiccators to dry store sensitive products.
Laboratory maintenance: Responsible for maintaining a safe laboratory environment, research equipments, and set a good laboratory record keeping.
Computational skills and administration: Extensive use of various softwares; MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ChemDraw, Beilstein and Sci-finder. Ability to Web-based Organic Chemistry resources to find organic chemistry literature, synthesis planning, chemical sourcing, compound classes, synthesis strategies, reaction activation, physico-chemical properties and safety. Order lab. Chemical and supplies.
Key strengths: Work hard to produce expected results.
The 37th Great Lakes Regional Meeting (May 31- June 2, 2006) “Synthesis of ligands for lanthanides”: Toward luminescent reporting of organic binding
PhD in Organic Chemistry (December, 2009)
Teaching Assistantship 2003 - 2009
Chancellor’s Award 2003 - 2007
Research Assistantship Summer of 2003 and 2004.
B.S in Chemistry (May, 2001)
Undergraduate Research 1999
Dean’s list 1996 – 1997
- Improved synthesis of a key precursor, 2, 6-Diacetylpyridine as a building block for europium-based ligands.
- Synthesis of Lanthanide-assembled hosts substructures for reporting binding.
- Efficient route toward the synthesis of a molecular tweezers hosts for binding studies.
RESEARCH TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Guided two undergraduate students in the group research project.
Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2003-2009.
Professional reference upon request.