Hard-working engineering graduate with proven skills in polymer research seeking Scientist Position with medium-sized business.Chemical and Biosystems Engineer with 5+ years of experience in biobased and biodegradable polymer research.
*Strong background in material characterization- Chromatography, DSC, SEM and FTIR.
*Adept in data analysis and in Design of Experiment using SAS 9.
Member, American Chemical Society Member, BioEnvironmental Polymer Society Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineering Society Lean Six-Sigma Certified Green Belt 1 2
Logistics and Supply-chain coordinator, 01/2015 to Current United States Army – Ft Wainwright
Establishing and maintaining records, such as stock lists, inventory, material control, accounting, and supply reports.
Reviewing and verifying quantities received against bills of lading, contracts, purchase requests, and shipping documents.
Unloading and storing incoming supplies and equipment.
Managed team of three direct reports responsible for on-going product optimization, account management and ad placement on company website.
Reviewed files, records and other documents to obtain information and respond to requests.
Graduate Research Assistant, 01/2008 to 01/2013 The University of Tennessee
Successfully analyzed and recommended nonwoven biopolymers for sustainable applications Evaluated the biodegradation kinetics of nonwoven PLA and PLA/PHA blends under ambient soil conditions and determined the new directions in the project.
Determined the role of abiotic factors such as temperature and soil moisture in the biodegradation Compared the biodegradation of commercial "partial-biobased" film vs.
biobased nonwovens Successfully set-up ASTM 5988, standard testing method for testing the aerobic degradation of plastics in the soil.
PhD: Biosystems Engineering, 2013 University of Tennessee -
M.S: Chemical Engineering, 2010 University of Tennessee - Chemical Engineering
M.S: Biotechnology, 2006 Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki University - Biotechnology
B.S: Biotechnology, 2004 Bharathidasan University - Biotechnology
Four credited publications and a book chapter on "biodegradation of nonwovens" in international journals.
*Best poster award in BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Conference 2012 at University of North Texas, Danton, TX