assistant professor of physics resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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A self-motivated, result-driven researcher with a Ph.D. in Physics and a strong background in condensed matter physics/ solid state physics and materials science. Passionate about innovations in nanotechnology and semiconductor research & development. Over 11 years of post Ph.D. experience in material synthesis, characterization, prototype device fabrication and testing. Highly skilled in designing, operating and troubleshooting problems related to thin film deposition tools with strong understanding of the CVD process. Hands-on experience in powder processing, ceramic mounting, machine cutting, polishing, chemical etching, annealing and sintering. Strong experience in handing multiple material characterization and spectroscopic analytical technique.

Excellent troubleshooting, root cause, and data analysis skills. Proficient in statistical analysis and DOE. Substantial metallurgical experience in Machine Cutting, Mounting, polishing, chemical etching, and annealing.

Excellent team player, comfortable working in a diverse group, contributing to an inclusive culture, alongside other engineers, scientists and technicians who have a wide range of technical skill levels. Creative and strong builder of prolific collaborations in different aspects of basic and applied research resulting in long-lasting research projects and > 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications in high-impact journals. Demonstrated excellent communication skills presenting over 20 national and international conference talks. Strong interpersonal skills through extensive teaching, mentorship, and leadership roles, in and outside the lab. Ability to think strategically execute, desire to be efficient, bold, and to learn from failure. Curious and capable to research and learn new techniques and technical topics, as needed.

  • Six Sigma Green belt with hands-on experience in setting up ceramic processing and characterization facilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ceramics materials and their processing at high temperatures under controlled atmospheres.
  • Hands-on experience with various characterization techniques: characterization techniques such as XRD, SEM with EDS, FTIR, AFM, UV-Vis-NIR and LFA.
  • Accomplished in operating, and maintaining PVD/ CSD tools for thin film deposition and EPD for thick films.
  • Combine technical and analytical aptitudes with problem-solving strengths to drive projects to on-time, on-budget, and high-quality completion.
  • Experienced in leading project teams to achieve milestones and objectives on time and within the proposed budget.
  • Mentoring/ Training graduate students on Advanced Experimental Techniques, Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Experimental Design, etc.,
10/2013 to Current
Assistant Professor of Physics Montana State University, Inc Bozeman, MT,
  • Designed, developed, and established full-fledged ceramic preparation and characterization facility.
  • Successfully obtained, executed, and completed two major research projects based on thermoelectric and ferroelectric ceramics.
  • Operate, troubleshoot issues, and repair in-house thin and thick film deposition tools.
  • Delegated material characterization, shrinkage control and material quality assurance systems.
  • Created process controls and maintained effectiveness of oxide ceramic kilns.
  • I have been known for solving complex problems; taking a new perspective on existing solutions; exercising judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
  • I work independently while receiving minimal guidance and at the same time I act as a resource for my colleagues and graduate students in DOE, failure analysis, Statistical Analysis, etc.
  • Supervised 4 PhD students. Trained and mentored 30+ under-graduate and post-graduate interns.
02/2011 to 09/2013
Post-Doctoral Fellow Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ,
  • Developed a novel wet chemical method for obtaining bismuth layered oxide ceramics (layers, n=7) for ferroelectric memory applications.
  • Established procedure for obtaining well sintered, 2 inch diameter sputtering targets for depositing textured, fatigue-free ferroelectrics, high-k and multiferroics nano-composites.
  • Spearheaded the development of novel materials based on nano-composite thermoelectric materials with improved efficiencies.
  • Designed and developed an in-house measurement system that utilizes the Van der Pauw technique for the electrical characterization of thermoelectric ceramics.
  • Demonstrated the use of Concentrated Solar Energy for ceramic sintering that substantially decreased the densification temperature and duration while offering increased heating rates.
04/2008 to 07/2010
Senior Research Fellow Mayo Clinic Faribault, MN,
  • Designed and successfully deposited crystalline Barium Strontium Titanate thin films on amorphous fused silica substrates by RF-magnetron sputtering technique.
  • Optimized process parameters to obtain crystalline ferroelectric thin films with enhanced dielectric tunability on different substrates.
  • Fabricated ferroelectric thin films based Inter Digitated Capacitor (IDC) and circular patch capacitor (CPC) structure with 3µm features by UV-photolithography and metal lift-off process.
  • Demonstrated microwave dielectric tunability with IDC and CPC geometries.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2009 to to
Ph.D.: Physics
University of Hyderabad - Hyderabad, India,
Expected in 12/2003 to to
M.Phil: Physics
University of Hyderabad - Hyderabad, India,
Expected in 05/2002 to to
Master of Science: Physics
Pondicherry University - Pondicherry, India,
  • Awarded University of Aveiro best researcher for the year 2012.
  • Invited as a guest researcher at the Plataforma Solar De, Almeria, Spain under SFERA -II (Solar Facilities for the European Research Area) funded by the European Commission for 3 consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016).
  • Invited as guest researcher at the PROcédés, Matériaux et ÉnergieSolaire (PROMES)- Centre National de la RechercheScientifique (CNRS) laboratory, France. June 20 to July 08, 2016.
Additional Information

Selected journal reviewer

The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Applied Surface Science, Bulletin of Materials Science, Journal of Vacuum science &technology, Journal of Applied Physics, Physica Status Solidi A.

Grant proposal reviewer

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, KSA.

  • Licensed [ Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC ] - [November 2019]

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  • University of Hyderabad
  • University of Hyderabad
  • Pondicherry University

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  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
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