Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

An energetic, adaptable and resourceful woman who hopes to build on the experience I have gained through my study and research work by gaining employment as a researcher in electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems as well as related fields. I thrive in dynamic environments and love nothing better than research and a new challenge where I can utilize all my skills and make a significant contribution.

  • Deep experience working with XPS, SEM/EDS, EIS, XRD and other electrochemical characterization technologies
  • Demonstrated experience in using range of experimental procedures and analytical techniques including sample preparation, solid phase extraction and chromatography techniques.
  • Design and characterization of major components of rechargeable battery and rich experience in using modern characterization techniques including NMR, TGA, DSC, XRD, and FTIR to characterize new materials.
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial electrochemical testing protocols and analysis
  • +6 years experience in inorganic and organic chemistry including synthesis, characterization.
  • Demonstrated expertise in electrolyte formula design, optimization, and evaluation of advanced electrolytes and additives for high voltage and high energy lithium-ion battery applications
  • Expert in developing and applying modern advanced optical and x-ray spectroscopy and microscopy techniques for the characterization, and modification of major components in Li-ion rechargeable batteries.
  • Excellent analytical and methodical skills.
  • Experienced team player with the ability to initiate and manage cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in developing and deploying novel instrumental techniques and experimental methodologies to study kinetic properties in Lithium ion batteries.
  • Ability to relay information through various modalities due to teaching experience
  • Experience in using a variety of instruments associated with electrochemical cell preparation and electrochemical testing, including dry room, glove boxes, battery assembly and test equipments.
Work History
Chemist Postdoctoral Fellow, 06/2016 to Current
Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, LA,
  • Develop and apply optical in situ characterization methods such as, Raman, FTIR spectroscopy/microscopy, TERS and near-field nanoFTIR techniques and scanning probe microscopy, for the characterization, modification and control composite electrodes active and passive components, electrode-electrolyte interfaces in Li-ion rechargeable batteries.
  • Develop and deploy novel instrumental techniques and experimental methodologies and perform ex situ and in situ experiments on electrode samples from functioning Li-ionbatteries as well as cell model systems
  • Process, analyze and present experimental data including applying computer analysis and simulation programs to interpret experimental data and characterize Li-ion battery electrodes.
  • Prepare reports, manuscripts, proposals and technical manuals for use by other scientists and requestors, including funding agencies and collaborators.
  • Collaborate in the development of new research proposals and new scientific initiatives and carry out collaborative research with research associates, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and students.
  • Prepare materials for submissions and presentation to DOE and other agencies.
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014 to 10/2015
Marshall UniversityHuntington, WV,
  • Performed research work on identification and understanding of the surface phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries
  • Designing, synthesising and characterization of potential electrolyte additives for battery application
  • Support laboratory scale synthesis, characterization, electrochemistry and cell testing of various additives and electrolyte formulas.
  • Synthesis and characterization of cathode material for Li/S battery and Develop polymer electrolytes and ionic liquid based electrolytes for Li/S battery
  • Applied insitu spectroscopy and microscopy, image processing, data simulation, modeling and numerical analysis of spectroscopic and microscopic data to study electrochemical phenomena.
  • Electrolyte formulation design & development for high capacity anode cell chemistry to achieve long cycle/ calendar life.
  • Writing up research findings and proposals and present results at selected meetings and seminars.
  • Supervised and mentored research students in the Lab.
Assistant Professor, 08/2013 to 11/2013
University Of MassachusettsAmherst, MA,
  • Supervised undergraduate, taught graduate (Masters) students at the Chemistry Department.
  • Supervised students' research activities and carry out research and produce publications, or other research outputs.
  • Developed and delivered engaging lectures to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Taught introductory and upper-level courses in Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Wrote course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts.
  • Demonstrated a continued commitment to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching through full participation in the college of science community.
Academic Programming and Marketing manager of College of Science, 08/2009 to 07/2010
Bahir Dar UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Directs the teaching learning activities of the college of science at Bahir Dar University
  • Supervises the proper use of resources within the college.
  • Conduct periodic and continuous market analysis
  • Developing, managing and renovating curricula for the college’s academic programs
  • Ensure continual impact assessment, evaluation or graduate follow up and provision of feedback
Lecturer, 06/2008 to 07/2010
Department Of Chemistry, Bahir Dar UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Prepared and delivered lectures, seminars and tutorials forundergraduate chemistry student.
  • Assess students' coursework and set and mark examinations
  • Supported students through advisory role
  • Preformed personal research projects and actively contributing to the institution's research profile
Graduate Assistant I & II, 07/2005 to 07/2008
Department Of Chemistry, Bahir Dar UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Assist in the instruction of practical chemistry courses for undergraduate students
  • Give tutorial classes
  • Meet with and/or tutor students, hold office hours, prepared instructional materials
  • Assist in research activities
  • Monitored students’ academic progress and referred students who were struggling to campus resources.
Ph.D.: Chemical Engineering, Expected in 2013
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology - 43 Keelung Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei, Taiwan
  • PhD Dissertation Investigation of Surface Reactions on Negative Electrodes of Lithium Ion Batteries Using Infrared Spectroscopy
  • Top 1% of class
  • Recipient of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Scholarship and NTUST Professor Lee-Chia-Ping's Filial Piety Scholarship
  • Coursework includes Advanced Physical Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Advanced Surface Characterization of Materials.
  • Advanced academic research in Rechargable battery electrolyte design, development and characterization
Master of Science: Inorganic Chemistry, Expected in 2008
Addis Ababa University - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Master Thesis Polydentate 1,10-Phenanthroline-5,6-Dione Derivatives and Its Metal Complexes-Synthesis and Characterization
  • Top 5% of class
  • Recipient of Bahir Dar University and Ethiopian Ministry Of Education (MOE) Scholarship
  • Advanced academic research in synthesis and characterization of Schiff base ligands and their complexes
  • Coursework includes Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Instrumental Analysis, Catalysis, and Inorganic Synthesis.
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Expected in 2005
Bahir Dar University - Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • Undergraduate Project Water Chemical Composition Of Enfranz River   tributary of lake Tana and Blue Nile
  • Coursework includes Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Applied mathematics, Algebra
  • Student Executive Council (2004)

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