Urbana, IL

Position Desired

Chemical Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Hands-on experience in an inorganic nanomaterials research lab with a paper on an improved mechanistic understanding of gold nanorod syntheses to be published in the coming months. Offers leadership and team-oriented skills stemming from two teaching positions, eight group projects, and multiple group-based labs in curricula. Added to Dean’s List during final semester while maintaining a research assistant position. With my background, I am eager and flexible to utilize my skillset for a consulting, processing, or research position in industry.

May 2015
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Bachelor of Science
• Major: Chemical Engineering
• Minor: Materials Science
• GPA: 3.29 / 4.00
• Dean’s List – Spring 2015
• Software Knowledge:


May 2014 – Present
Department of Chemistry at UIUC
Urbana, IL
Research Assistant under Professor Catherine J. Murphy
• Synthesize and functionalize gold nanospheres and nanorods for various collaborators
• Scale-up gold nanorod synthesis to continuous process via a millifluidic benchtop reactor
• Optimize nanoparticle synthesis through fractional factorial design
• Characterize particles via UV-Vis, DLS, Zeta Potential, and TEM

Aug. 2013 – Dec. 2013
Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience Urbana, IL
Engineering Learning Assistant
• Taught introductory 8-week engineering course to over 20 first-year students
• Mentored students in time management, resume workshops, career fairs, and teamwork
• Led a second 8-week course in which students collaborated to learn about one Grand Challenge: Providing access to clean water around the world

Feb. 2013 – Apr. 2013
Engineering Open House Participant Urbana, IL
Group Member, Chemist
• Demonstrated Briggs-Rauscher reaction to visitors
• Worked with two members to co...

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