My resume' reflects a multi-faceted career with over 15+ years of maintaining various technical responsibilities. While working as a Product Specialist for Merck, I developed the essential people skills necessary to deal with clients from both industry and government agencies. The opportunity to join B&S Research as a Chemical Engineer during its start-up phase gave me the chance to get involved in projects in all areas of the operation including setting up the production plant for liquid fertilizer, writing project proposals, conducting technical training, among other tasks. As a Research Scientist for Morphix Technologies, I worked on multiple projects simultaneously and dealt with any technical hitches as they arise, requiring a high level of efficiency in order to meet deliverables and set deadlines. Currently, I am working towards earning my Master's Degree in Environmental Science and Policy with focus on water research.
Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2013 to CurrentUniversity of South Florida St. Petersburg － St. Petersburg, FL
Teach undergraduate laboratory courses on General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Demonstrate the theories behind the laboratory experiments and ensure that students conduct laboratory work following good laboratory practices in a safe and mindful manner.
Evaluate laboratory reports and other requirements and assign equivalent grades.
Set-up the organic chemistry laboratory in preparation for the students' weekly experiments.
Prepare all the materials, chemicals, and reagents needed to run the experiments.
Ensure chemical wastes are stored and disposed of properly.
Research Scientist/Chemist October 2008 to December 2012Morphix Technologies － Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 years and 2 months) Worked seamlessly with a team of scientists and technical directors on individual or shared project assignments as part of the company's research and development team.
Plan, design and implement experiments to complete projects in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Assist in the preparation of technical proposals and reports for externally funded research projects.
Projects included: Developing a Time Temperature Indicator for use in medical logistics supply chain management; Developing an electrochemical impedance spectroscopy-based sensor as a residual life indicator for personal protection equipment utilizing ASZM-TEDA carbon; And, developing colorimetric sensors to detect toxic gases such as phosgene, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and others.
Validated various chemistries to develop colorimetric chemical sensing products for commercial applications Conducted validation studies prior to product commercialization.
Tests included stability studies, service life testing, simulated sunlight testing, water immersion testing, environmental testing (high/low humidity, high/low temperature, tropical/arctic/desert conditions), and chemical interference tests.
Chemical Engineer August 1999 to September 2006B&S Research Phils., Inc － Manila, Philippines
Helped establish the local branch of an American firm promoting bioremediation products and technology for various applications including industrial waste water treatment, livestock waste management, composting, and agriculture.
Developed new product formulations using local raw materials, prepared cost estimates for product manufacturing, set up local production of liquid fertilizer.
Served as the company's liaison officer on various government transactions including customs processing and clearance of goods/supplies imported from headquarters.
Coordinated with Research Agencies in conducting various field trials and product testing for licensing and registration purposes.
Made recommendations on staffing level to efficiently carry out the company's goals and objectives.
Periodically track project status and provide updates/reports of outstanding projects.
Product Specialist June 1998 to July 1999Merck Philippines － Manila, Philippines
1 year and 1 month) Provided after sales/technical support to clientele by providing hands-on training on the proper usage of product/equipment, worked with laboratory staff to develop the appropriate sample preparation and testing methods for specific parameters for analysis, gave recommendations to improve overall efficiency in laboratory operation.
Planned and organized seminar workshops and technical training to ensure maximum client support and company exposure; Provided frequent and relevant data on market trends and developments to assist management in the formulation of sales forecast and implementation of marketing programs Coordinated with Logistic Department personnel to ensure the expeditious and proper delivery of products.
M.S : Environmental Science and Policy, 1 1University of South Florida St. Petersburg
140 － St. Petersburg, FLEnvironmental Science and Policy
B.S : Chemical Engineering, 3 1998Xavier University － Cagayan de Oro, de, PhilippinesChemical Engineering