Talented Research Chemist with 5+ years in water-based formulation, emulsion polymerization, product design and commercial scale-up. A very motivated, analytical, results-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Formal training in water-based coating formulation and emulsion polymer design/synthesis. Personal objective to work in a position which will lead to eventual sales/management/executive position. Willing to relocate or travel.
Water-based coating formulation
Knowledge of and ability to apply structure/property relationships
Excellent Lab Technique
Proficient in polymer/coating characterization and use of analytical instrumentation including GC, GPC, DSC, Laser refractometer, photo-spectometry, titration, etc.
Adept in MS Office(Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
Articulate communication/presentation abilities
6+ years Mandarin Chinese Study (4 years at UNC/2+ years private tutoring)
Polymer Chemist01/2012 to CurrentCoatings & Adhesives, Corp.Leland, North CarolinaDeveloped, synthesized, and characterized new polymer materials and products. Authored, implemented, and reviewed S.O.P.'s, research plans, and technical papers. Supported and assisted in new product developments and existing product improvements. Prepared and maintained accurate records of experiments, test results, conclusions, and project updates. Operated and maintained laboratory instrumentation. Experience in taking projects from ideas to lab scale development to large scale commercial production. Able to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, both individually and working with colleagues.
Batchmaker05/2011 to 08/2011Coatings and Adhesives, CorpLeland, North CarolinaWorking in a factory setting, making commercial scale batches of water-based coatings.
Research and Development Technician05/2009 to 05/2011Coatings & Adhesives, Corp.Leland , North CarolinaFormulated lab scale batches of water-based coatings. Analyzed and determined viability for end use applications. Designed coatings based on customer requests and market needs.
Internship06/2008 to 08/2008Coatings & Adhesives, Corp.Leland, North CarolinaPerformed research on various potential raw material sources for biodiesel production. Synthesized biodiesel from various raw materials. Employed chromatography, spectroscopy and spectrophotometry techniques. Compiled and analyzed test information. Initiated assays, moisture determination, wet chemistry and titrations.
Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry2011The University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, North Carolina, USAMinor in Chinese-Mandarin
Emulsion Polymers2012Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, Pennsylvania, USAShort Course entitled: "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology."