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Jessica Claire
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  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
  • Research and Experimental Design
  • Lab Operations
  • Sample Preparation
  • Professional Presentations
  • Technical Writing and Literature Reviews
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Microsoft Office
  • Matlab
  • Finite Element Analysis
Ph.D. Submitted: Materials Science & Engineering, Expected in 05/2021
University Of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

GPA: 3.56

  • Thesis: Nanoscale Thickness-Dependent Charge Dynamics and Domains Structure Properties in Dielectric and Ferroelectric Materials
  • Coursework in Failure Analysis, Advanced Composites, Ferrous Alloys, and Materials Characterization
  • John Lof Leadership Academy
  • Alpha Sigma Mu Materials Science Honor Society
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in 2016
Union College - Schenectady, NY

GPA: 3.63

  • Thesis: Characterization of Thin Film Photovoltaic Nanomaterials using Atomic Force Microcopy
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Honors Minor: Nanoscale Alternative Energy Applications
  • Coursework in Fluid Dynamics, Spaceflight Mechanics, and Rigid Body Mechanics
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Societies
  • Presidential Merit Scholarship
  • Sigma Phi
  • Dean's List - 4 years
  • Graduated magna cum laude
Course Work
  • Studied materials-based failure modes and used root cause analysis to investigate real world materials failures.
  • Learned the principles of extraction, refining, processing, phase transformations, heat treatment, properties and applications of iron-based alloys.
  • Explored the principles of design and manufacturing for composite materials and applications.
  • Studied various challenges involved in spaceflight, and designed orbital trajectories for various hypothetical missions.
  • Designed and built a trebuchet for in-class competition (1st place finish).
  • Analyzed fluid properties of RC cars in the Union College wind tunnel.
Professional Summary

Capable experimentalist with over eight years experience in materials and nanoscience research supporting numerous focused industry projects, with an explorative mindset and proven adaptability working and communicating in diverse environments. An adept learner with background in mechanical engineering, knowledgeable in the areas of failure analysis, spaceflight mechanics, composites, and advanced analytical techniques.

Work History
Graduate Research Assistant, 09/2016 to Current
Massachusetts General HospitalFoxboro, MA,
  • Supported multi-year $200k collaboration with Murata Manufacturing, Ltd., as well as numerous NDA-protected industry partnerships.
  • Prepared, presented, and submitted content for 10 talks/posters and 5 papers for publication (several others in development).
  • Studied charge injection in dielectric thin films for multi-layer ceramic capacitor applications.
  • Independently planned and executed research and analysis.
  • Assisted with training and maintenance of UConn AFM user facility.
  • Performed TA duties including holding office hours, grading assignments, assisting lab exercises, and developing lab modules.
R&D Intern - Materials Development Center, 08/2019 to 11/2019
Penn State UniversityUniversity Park, PA,
  • Conducted SEM and HV-AFM studies of conduction and charge injection in thin film dielectrics for MLCC applications.
  • Synthesized ceramic oxide thin films in clean room environment.
  • Developed fluid dynamics analysis for spin-coating film deposition.
  • Modeled thickness-dependent AFM-based charge injection experiments with finite element analysis.
  • Developed and maintained effective working relationships in-spite of language barriers.
  • Presented findings at PacRim International Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology in Okinawa, Japan.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 05/2015 to 09/2015
Pacific Premier BankDenver, CO,
  • Prepared and evaluated mixed organic/inorganic bulk heterojunction photovoltaic samples.
  • Developed research-oriented interdisciplinary minor as a Seward Fellow in the Union College Honors Program
  • Participated in term-long exchange program at Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ.
Summer Intern, 06/2013 to 08/2014
TripAdvisor, IncCity, STATE,
  • Collected and distributed data on weekly sales and complied reports for company executives.
  • Improved efficiency by developing automated program for tracking sales representative training.

Thomas J. Moran, Keigo Suzuki, Tadasu Hosokura, Alexander Khaetskii, Bryan D. Huey, “Charge Injection and Decay of Dielectric Films Resolved via Dynamic Scanning Probe Microscopy.” ACerS. Accepted 2021.

Thomas J. Moran, Keigo Suzuki, Tadasu Hosokura, Alexander Khaetskii, Bryan D. Huey, “Thickness Dependent Charge Injection and Decay in BaTiO3 Films and Superlattices.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. In preparation.

Thomas J. Moran, Keigo Suzuki, Tadasu Hosokura, Bryan D. Huey, “Charge Dynamics and Tomography of Pure and Mn-Doped BaTiO3.” In preparation.

Thomas J. Moran, Keigo Suzuki, Tadasu Hosokura, Bryan D. Huey, “Tomographic AFM Reveals Distinct Material Layers in a BTO/STO Superlattice.” In preparation.

Alexandra Longacre, Michael Martin, Thomas Moran, Oleg V. Kolosov, Eric Schneller, Alan J. Curran, Menghong Wang, Jianfang Dai, Laura S. Bruckman, Jean-Nicolas Jaubert, Kristopher O. Davis, Jennifer L. Braid, Roger H. French, and Bryan D. Huey. ”Direct nanoscale mapping of open circuit voltages at local back surface fields for PERC solar cells.” J Mater Sci Energy Materials. 2020.

Erik Dobloug Rhode, Thomas Moran, Bryan D. Huey, Dennis Meier, ”3-Dimensional electronic properties of ErMnO3 Domain Walls Revealing Curvature-Enhanced Conductivity,” Advanced Materials, submitting 2021.

Boya Zhang, Zongze Li, Li Zhengyu, Yang Cao, Thomas J. Moran, Bryan Huey. ”Reviving the ‘Schottky’ barrier for flexible polymer dielectrics by a superior 2D nanolaminate coating.” Advanced Materials. Submitted 2021.

B. Zhang, Z. Li, M. Ren, J. Liu, Thomas J. Moran, B. Huey, L. Sun, and Y. Cao, ‘A Superior Nanolaminate Dielectric Barrier Coating for High Breakdown Strength,’ in 2017 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomenon (CEIDP) (2017), pp. 461-64.

Thomas J. Moran, James Steffes, Douglas Hendrix, Katherine, Zach Thatcher, Ryan Cordier, Aliya Carter, Spencer Matonis, Kay Willie, Jon Ihlefeld, Paul Clem, Keigo Suzuki, Tadasu Hosokura, Bryan D. Huey, “Nanoscale Milling and Tomography in polycrystalline ceramics.” In preparation.

Linghan Ye, Thomas J. Moran, Bryan D. Huey. “Edge enhancements of piezoelectric lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate microfabricated mesas.” In preparation.

Ramesh Nath, Ying-Hao Chu, Nicholas A. Polomoff, P. Yu, Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Thomas J. Moran, Bryan D. Huey, “Nanoscale Activation Energy Mapping for Ferroelectric Domain Nucleation and Growth.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. In preparation.

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School Attended
  • University Of Connecticut
  • Union College
Job Titles Held:
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • R&D Intern - Materials Development Center
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Summer Intern
  • Ph.D. Submitted
  • Bachelor of Science

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