Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Dedicated scientist with expertise in fabrication and development of monomeric/polymeric/metallic materials and material characterization techniques. Excellent multitasker with solid technical skills and problem-solving abilities. Well-organized and disciplines with a methodical approach to formulating chemicals and conducting tests to create prototype products. Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Microscopy and surface analysis: SEM/EDX, Optical microscopy, Fluorescent microscopy, Infinite focus microscopy, Surface plasmon resonance, Contact angle, Ellipsometry, FTIR
  • Other characterizations: UV-Vis, DLS, NMR, EIS/CPP
  • Mechanical tests: tensile test, peel test, hysteresis test
  • Biological tests: cell adhesion, bacterial adhesion, biocompatibility tests
  • Languages:Fluent in both English and Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Software: MS-Office, Origin, ChemDraw, Sci-finder, Mendeley, Photoshop, Image J, Labview, Endnote, Mindmanager
  • Organic synthesis skills: Rotary evaporation, Vacuum distillation, Product separation and purification (filtration, centrifuge, extraction, chromatography, crystallization, freezing-dry, and etc.)
Research Scientist, 07/2020 to Current
AmazonUtica, MI, USA
  • Fabricated and characterized new polyacryalmide-based hydrogel sweat sensors provide hydration information through selective determination of sodium chloride levels
  • Employed methods to confirm sweat sensor performance
  • Optimized mechanical performance by tuning the composition
  • Involved in writing reports and proposals, designed experiments, analyzed and presented result
  • Conducted the assessment of developed products, supported process improvement
  • Made difficult concepts understandable to people with different levels of understanding
  • Advanced the multi-discipline project through collaborating with marketing teams, mentors and business advisors
  • Resolved customer’s issues and developed sensors based on the market needs.
Postdoc Research Associate , 09/2019 to 07/2020
University Of UtahPayson, UT, USA
  • Initiated the development of operating guides for SEM, IFM, XRD, Vickers Hardness, CPP/EIS .
  • Used SEM to characterize microstructure of laser engineering net shaping (LENS)-made samples
  • Tested mechanical and corrosion properties of LENS-made sample
  • Studied microstructure-property relationship for LENS-made sample
  • Supervised graduate and undergraduate students
  • Compiled and organized research data of LENS project to provide discussion and insight by reports and presentations
Graduate Research Assistant, 07/2015 to 04/2019
Children's National Medical CenterFairfax, VA, USA

Fabrication of antifouling polyacrylamide-based brushes

  • Synthesized N-acryloyl glycinamide (NAGA) monomer with two amide groups which helped build up numerous hydrogen bonds
  • Fabricated poly NAGA brushes by surface-initiated atom transfer radical photopolymerization
  • Characterized polymer surfaces via contact angle measurement and ellipsometry
  • Tested protein adhesion by surface plasmon resonance to confirm that numerous hydrogen bonds formed the hydration layers
  • Used fluorescent microscopy and optical microscopy to test cell and bacteria adhesion
  • Studied structure-property relationship for antifouling PAM brushes

Preparation of tough polyacrylamide-based hydrogels

  • Had knowledge of the frontier of tough hydrogels
  • Designed the tough hydrogels through the selection of different kinds of AM monomer and construction of network structures, and further optimized the mechanical performance by optimization of components
  • Prepared emulsion, microemulsion, sub-microemlusion based on three-phase diagram
  • Prepared highly self-recovery hydrophobic associated hydrogels via emulsion polymerization
  • Prepared tough and adhesive double network hydrogels via one pot method
  • Advanced the understanding of network structure through the SEM of cross-sectional area of gels.
  • Tested interfacial toughness between gel-substrate interface
  • Studied structure-property relationship for tough polyacrylamide-based hydrogels
  • Supervised one undergraduate to accomplish her honor project
Ph.D.: Chemical Engineering (3.56 GPA), Expected in 05/2019
University Of Akron - Akron, OH,
  • Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG) Recipient - 2016, 2017, 2019
  • Dissertation: Development of Polyacrylamide-based Biomaterials in Hydrogels and Brushes
  • Completed coursework in Classical thermodynamics, Chemical reaction engineering, Experimental design, Transport phenomenon, Chemical engineering analysis, and Thermal transport in materials
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry Minor in Accounting, Expected in 06/2014
Tianjin Agricultural University - Tianjin,
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship Recipient, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 2nd Prize in National Mathematical Modeling Contests for College Students, 2012
  • Completed coursework in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical chemistry, Mathematics, Analytical chemistry, Biological chemistry, Modern instrument analysis, and Biochemical pharmacy
  • Certified Entrepreneur Lead, NSF I-Corps - 2017, 2018
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