I am seeking full time employment in a technical field.
I bring a versatile set of skills with both my work and
educational experiences. I always have had a profound
interest in physics and chemistry during my undergraduate
and doctoral studies. My doctoral studies were focused on
crystal growth with an eye for new and novel materials.
Along with an academic background, I possess a wealth of
mechanical skills and hands on experience with industrial
scale operations. My professional scientific interest is
in materials development, particularly in the search of
new materials for the energy sector. I am willing move to
any area outside of the rural southeastern U. S. for the
right employment opportunity and am willing to travel for
work should it be required.
Fall •••••Summer ••••• Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry Clemson University;
Clemson SC award date August 7, •••••
Fall •••••Spring ••••• B.A. in Chemistry awarded from the State University of
New York at Potsdam College; Potsdam NY, May •••••, •••••
Spring ••••• High School diploma awarded Concord High School;
Fall •••••Summer ••••• Clemson University
Chemistry Department advised by Joseph W. Kolis and
Physics Department advised by Terry M. Tritt
Thesis: Crystal Chemistry and Physics of Selected Compounds
of the Early Transition Metals
1)Hydrothermal synthesis of early transition metal phosphates,
silicates, and germinates.
2)Thermoelectric properties of Titanium disulfide and
Titanium disulfide derivitives.
Skills developed and instrumentation used in my doctoral
Electronic transport measurements: Seebeck, resistivity and
-Quantum Design PPMS
-Quantum Design SQUID magnetometer
-Shimadzu UV-vis spectrophotometer
-Bruker vs••••• Infrared spectrometer equipped with
a Hyperion microscope
-Bruker EPX Electron Spin Resonance spectrometer
-Jobin Yvon ICP-OES
-TA instruments TGA-DSC
X-ray analysis techniques
-Scintag ••••• powder x-ray diffractometer
-Rigaku AFC8 Single crystal x-ray diffractometer
-Nicolet P3mV Single crystal x-ray diffractometer
Conducting high temperature (>••••• C) and high pressure
(>••••• psi) reactions
Summer •••••Summer ••••• Full time employment at Tobacco Technology Inc. of
Job Title: Flavor Compounder and Small Batch Production
Job Skills: Manufacturing scale up, OSHA compliance,
Hazardous material packing and shipping, compounding of
flavors, evaluation and refinement of manufacturing
processes,industrial still and reactor operation, steam and
boiler technology, and certified fork lift driver.
Summer •••••Spring ••••• Part time employment at Driver Seat Investments of
Job Title/Description: Mechanic, vintage auto restoration
Job Skills: Auto repair, Sheet metal fabrication,
Mig and Spot welding skills, Auto painting.
Inorganic Chemistry Physics solid state phd material science scientist thermoelectric piezoelectric