Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Motivated Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. student in Condensed Matter Physics offering expertise in experimental material characterization via various Ultrafast Magneto-optical Spectroscopic Techniques. Methodical and organized with meticulous attention to detail. An efficient researcher with success in independent and team-driven research environments, and proven public speaking skills and experience in presenting research at conferences.

  • Research program planning
  • Experiment Design
  • Laboratory testing and analysis
  • C, C++, Java expertise
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Report writing
  • Ultrafast Spectroscopy : Time resolved pump-probe, photoluminescence , second harmonic generation
Work History
Graduate Student Research Assistant, 05/2016 to Current
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Planned, modified and executed research techniques, procedures and measurements.
  • Provided comprehensive research assistance and support when designing and executing experiments.
  • Trained and mentored undergraduate students on laboratory activities, including safe use of equipment and samples.
  • Undergraduate Students I mentored: Ms. Moira Miller, Ms. Kiara Mcmillan, Mr. Joseph Spencer, Ms. Gabi Galliano, Ms. Ada Morral
  • Prepared materials for reports, presentations and submissions for peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Maintained laboratory operations, updating and revising standardized operating procedures and reordering raw materials and supplies to sustain experiments and workflow.
  • Helped the team meet regulatory requirements by coordinating documentation and filings.
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, 05/2015 to Current
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Mentored students through office hours and one-on-one communication.
  • Checked assignments, proctored tests, and provided grades according to university standards.
  • Oversaw classes of up to 50 students in introductory physics laboratory sessions
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, 08/2014 to 05/2015
University Of PeradeniyaCity, STATE,
  • Created lesson materials and lesson plans for third year physics laboratory.
  • Assisted and mentored students in groups of up to 30, by facilitated lab set-up and explaining required concepts.
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness and assign grades.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
Ph.D.: Physics, Expected in 12/2020
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA,
  • Ladies of Robeson Member, American Physical Society Member, Graduate Student Assembly delegate, ComSciCon 2020 Organization Committee.
  • Relevant Coursework: , Physics Teaching and Learning Preparing, Future Professoriate, Communicating Science, and Contemporary Pedagogy.
Master of Science: Physics, Expected in 05/2020
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA,
  • Coursework in classical mechanics , classical electromagnetism, Methods of theoretical physics, Quantum mechanics, statistical physics, intermediate nanotechnology, Quantum optics and solid satte physics
  • Member of Ladies of Robeson Member, American Physical Society Member
Bachelor of Science: Physics, Expected in 05/2014
University of Peradeniya - Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,
  • Major: Physics
  • Minor: Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Certificate of Completion: National High Magnet Lab, Tallahassee – Magnet Lab User Summer School ( 2017)
  • Contemporary Pedagogy (2019)
  • Future Professoriate (2020)

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