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Professional Overview

Results oriented professional with scientific, technical and analytical expertise. Demonstrates data-driven and creative problem-solving skills with a proven ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.

Core Qualifications
  • Research and development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Publications and communication
  • Goal setting and implementation
  • Research in nonlinear optics
  • Data analysis and modeling
Accomplishments
  • Selected as one of 150 from a pool of ~ 6000 to receive a $151K fellowship over three years.
  • Authored 13 publications with over 250 citations.
Work History
2013 to 09/2015
Graduate research fellow
Columbia University New York City, NY
08/2009 to 11/2012
Department of energy research fellow
University of Texas at Austin New York City, TX
04/2008 to 06/2009
Research scientist
University of Wisconsin New York City, WI
Education
Expected in 2015
Ph.D: Chemistry
Columbia University - New York City, NY
GPA:
    From Scientist to CSO - A course which develops leadership, team building and communication skills for scientists.
Expected in 2014
Masters of Philosophy: Chemistry
Columbia University - New York City, NY
GPA: GPA: 3.9/4.0

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Expected in 2008
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
GPA:

Chemistry GPA: 3.6/4.0

Expected in 2008
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
GPA: GPA: 3.6/4.0
Chemistry GPA: 3.6/4.0
Thesis/Dissertation

Dissertation: "Probing surfaces and interfaces by nonlinear optical spectroscopy with time, energy, and phase resolution" describes a new technique for investigating novel materials for renewable energy applications.

Languages
Spanish (Conversational), Hindi (Beginner)
Experience
2013 to 09/2015
Graduate research fellow Norc At The University Of Chicago Bismarck, ND,
  • Conceived and developed a novel spectroscopic tool for investigating the efficiency of materials used for photovoltaics, renewable energy and electronics.
  • Programmed a suite of analysis functions to process hundreds of spectral data sets each containing over 300K data points.
  • Partnered with 3 collaborators in academic and industrial institutions across various disciplines.
  • Supervised the successful dismantling, relocation, and reconstruction of over $500K worth of scientific equipment.
  • Consulted with coworkers to troubleshoot their experiment and created a plan to resolve problems which resulted in the proper functioning of a $200K laser system.
08/2009 to 11/2012
Graduate research assistant Natural Resources Defense Council Washington, DC,
  • Designed an automated procedure for measuring laser spot size, improving accuracy and decreasing measurement time by 80%.
  • Utilized unused lab equipment to construct a NIR fluorescence spectrometer, enabling co-workers to study fluorescent properties of quantum dots.
04/2008 to 06/2009
Staff Scientist University Of Wisconsin-Madison City, STATE,
  • Directed a project to enrich phosphorylated peptides using high-surface-area materials with the aim of investigating biological pathways associated with heart disease and cancer, resulting in 2 first author publications with 74 citations and 1 patent.
  • Partnered with 5 collaborators from various disciplines across the university.
Fellowships and Awards
  • Editors choice award for the paper "Charge transfer excitons at van der waals interfaces.", 2015.
  • Selected after a three-round application process to network with scientists around the globe, 2012.
  • Department of energy graduate fellowship award, 2011.
  • Hamilton Robert Graduate Recruitment Fellowship, 2009.
Interests

Traveling, Languages, Music (Trumpet player in orchestras musicals and international jazz festivals), Programming (Python, Java),

Publications

Nelson CA, 2015. Probing surfaces and interfaces by nonlinear optical spectroscopy with time, energy, and phase resolution (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University Academic Commons.


Zhu X-Y, Monahan NR, Gong Z, Zhu H, Williams K, Nelson CA. 2015. Charge transfer excitons at van der waals interfaces. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137:8313–20


Nelson CA, Luo J, Jen AK-Y, Laghumavarapu RB, Huffaker DL, Zhu X-Y. 2014. Time-, energy-, and phase-resolved second-harmonic generation at semiconductor interfaces. J. Phys. Chem. C. 118(48):27981–88


Nelson CA, Monahan NR, Zhu X-Y. 2013. Exceeding the shockley–queisser limit in solar energy conversion. Energy Environ. Sci. 6(12):3508


Williams KJ, Nelson CA, Yan X, Li L-S, Zhu X. 2013. Hot electron injection from graphene quantum dots to tio. ACS Nano. 7(2):1388–94


Chen H-Y, Maiti S, Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, Son DH. 2012. Tuning temperature dependence of dopant luminescence via local lattice strain in core/shell nanocrystal structure. J. Phys. Chem. C. 116(44):23838–43


Nelson CA, Szczech JR, Dooley CJ, Xu Q, Lawrence MJ, et al. 2010. Effective enrichment and mass spectrometry analysis of phosphopeptides using mesoporous metal oxide nanomaterials. Anal. Chem. 82(17):7193–7201


Nelson CA, Szczech JR, Xu Q, Lawrence MJ, Jin S, Ge Y. 2009. Mesoporous zirconium oxide nanomaterials effectively enrich phosphopeptides for mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics. Chem. Commun. 6607–9

Presentations

Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Interfacial Electron Transfer: Tracking the Electric Field with Femtosecond Time Resolution.” Oral presentation delivered at the materials research society meeting in San Fransisco, CA, June, 2015.


Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Probing Interfacial Charge Separation Dynamics Using Spectrally and Temporally Resolved Second Harmonic Generation.” Oral presentation delivered at the Excited State Processes Conference, Santa Fe, NM, June, 2014.


Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Reversible Surface Electronic Traps in Lead Sulfide Quantum Dot Solids.” Poster presentation delivered at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY, August 2012.


Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Quantum Dots: Electronic Structure, Relaxation Dynamics and Charge Transfer.” Invited oral presentation delivered at the Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany, July, 2012.


Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Ligand Induced Surface Pre-melting in Lead Sulfide Quantum Dot Solids.” Poster presentation delivered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, August, 2011.


Nelson CA, Szczech J R, Xu Q, Lawrence MJ, Jin S, Ge Y, “Mesoporous Metal Oxide Nanomaterials Effectively Enrich Phosphopeptides for Mass Spectrometry-based Phosphoproteomics.” Poster presentation delivered at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Meeting Philadelphia, PA, June, 2009.

Additional Information

Teaching assistant and tutor:

  • Taught analytical and quantitative data analysis skills to classes of 30 students.
  • Evaluated and provided feedback on student assignments and laboratory reports.
  • Presented complex information to two students struggling with mathematics enabling them to pass their class and gain an appreciation for mathematics
Skills

Programming skills: Python, Java, LabView, Matlab, LaTex

Instrumentation: Femtosecond laser design and construction, mass spectrometry, microscopy

Memberships/Scholarly Societies

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Columbia University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin
Job Titles Held:
  • Graduate research fellow
  • Department of energy research fellow
  • Research scientist
Degrees
  • Ph.D
  • Masters of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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