PRODUCT / TECHNICAL SPECIALTIES:
Routine Laboratory instrument calibration, repair and maintenance
Manage daily lab operations in a R & D Lab (Logging in samples, order supplies, sample priority, Special Project assignments)
Establish production procedures/batch records for lab scale samples for testing and customer samples
Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
Laboratory Safety procedures including training, setting meeting topics and presentations
USP/NF test procedures and methods as well as cGMP and GLP practices
Determination of Actives in Personal Care Consumer Product formulations (Quaternary Ammonium Chloride determination, Formaldehyde determination)
Principal Investigator of GLP testing for product registration
Instrumentation includes: HPLC, FT-IR, UV/VIS Spectrophotometry, Instron
General Wet Chemistry ( Karl Fischer water analysis, manual titrations, potentiometric titrations)
Physical analysis including viscosity, flashpoint, specific gravity, pH, refractive index and melting point
Current with DOT/IATA shipping of Dangerous Goods
Coating Specialist, NEI/American Nanomyte, 1/••••• •••••/•••••
Responsible for all tasks necessary to the maintenance and operation of the equipment and facilities in the production/laboratory areas
Maintain accurate documentation, producing required reports, generating, writing procedures and manuals, maintaining accurate employee documents, and supervising others
Take ownership of assigned product development tasks
Design and perform processes, sample preparation, sample characterization, assembling equipment and work with the necessary materials to carry out assignments
Negotiate and work with contractors or vendors
Handle purchasing requests and processing packing slips and related documentation
Conceive, explore and invent new technologies
Sr. Lab Technician, CCS Materials 9/••••• 1/•••••
Set up new lab for quality control testing of novel concrete product.
Write SOPs for new lab equipment
Prepare test samples of concrete for testing and for customer samples
Perform QC testing of concrete samples (Compression and Flex testing with Instron)
Lab Technician (Down Stream Processing) (Contract), Medarex Inc. •••••/••••• 6/•••••
Prepare buffer solutions for Clinical Manufacturing in Research and Development following cGMP procedures
Update Buffer Trend Data and Buffer expiration data after QA Approval of Buffer Solutions in Excel
Sr. Technician / Customer Service Chemist, Paralec Inc. 2/••••• 6/•••••
Technical/Customer contact for inquires including ordering, Haz-Mat documentation, commercial invoices, invoices, company technical data information
Prepare proto-types for RFID tags, solar cell applications formulations, novel electronics and circuit boards
Synthesis of organo-metallic raw materials for use in production (Silver neodecanoate)
Manage all technical interface with customers including follow up calls and general inquires
Conduct print trials at customer facilities and make recommendations to improve productivity
Development of new ink formulations including stability analysis
Shipping of dangerous goods following DOT/ IATA regulations
Lab Technician (Contract), Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering Co., •••••/••••• •••••/•••••
GC and FT-IR analysis of chemicals for polymer reactions; ethylene content.
Chemist (Contract), LOreal, Inc., 7/••••• - 8/•••••
FT-IR, UV/VIS spectrophotometry analysis
Water analysis by Karl Fischer titration
Chemist, QTI Inc. •••••/••••• - 6/•••••
Conducted method development studies and validated methods for company clients under cGMP
Performed FT-IR analysis, KF analysis, routine IC for cations and anions analysis
Analytical Support Chemist, Lonza Inc., •••••/••••• - •••••/•••••
Maintained wet analysis and spectroscopy laboratories for testing for personal care consumer products
Trained new/junior level technicians and chemists in the Wet/Spectroscopy Labs.
Conducted UV/VIS and wet analyses of consumer product samples submitted.
Provided support of HPLC laboratory in performing HPLC testing.
Ran FT-IR and provide interpretation of scans.
Served as Principal Investigator of GLP testing for product registration studies.
Coordinated the shipping of hazardous materials following DOT and IATA shipping regulations.
Principal Investigator on several EPA or TSCA required GLP studies
Method development and validation of a novel test method for the analysis of the active in antibacterial hand wipes
Shipping coordinator of hazardous materials.
Publications: G. Bhargava, M. Jain, F. Allen, I. Vasserman, P. ••••• and G. Skandan, Adhesion Promoting, Corrosion Resistant Hydrotalcite Pretreatment for Magnesium Alloys, Surface and Coatings Technology, (•••••) Submitted
Patent application: G. Bhargava, M. Jain, F. Allen, P. ••••• and G. Skandan for a transition element anti-corrosive conversion coating for magnesium alloys, (•••••) submitted.
EDUCATION: County College of Morris - A.A. Chemical Technology
Fundamentals of FTIR, Spectral Interpretation I & II, Transportation of Dangerous Goods,
EPA Good Laboratory Practice Standards for Analytical Laboratories