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The NASA astronaut who was on the aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station says he has “complete confidence” in the Russians despite this launch failure and other problems and looks forward to flying again on the spacecraft. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:20-03-2016
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     Current job:Physical/Analytical Chemist
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsAstrochemsitry/astrobiology, Physical chemistry research, optics, spectroscopy, hands on in the laboratory, lasers, ultra high vacuum, photoinduced chemical reactions, energy transfer
    CV

    Physical/Analytical Chemist

     

     

    EU Citizen (Spain), Venezuelan

     

     

    RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

    Spectroscopy/Spectrometry

    Including my PhD studies, I have over 10 years of experience in several spectroscopic techniques from the UV to IR, with a variety of applications to atmospheric chemistry, astrobiology and forensics/security. Spectrometry mastering includes thermal lensing, photoacoustic, and time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF/MS)

    Hand-on experimental setups

    I have acquired expertise in assembling, tuning, operating and troubleshooting high and ultra-high vacuum and cryogenic systems. In order to carry out some laser spectroscopic studies, I have designed instrumentation comprising the integration of commercially and customized elements. Additionally, I have incorporated commercially-manufactured spectrophotometers to perform studies under extreme experimental conditions.

    Theoretical modelling and IT skills

    Since the beginning of my career, I have been working with electronic structure calculations using the Gaussian, Inc. software, and other software packages. I have also developed analytical models of photochemical reactions.

    Data analysis and interpretation

    During my entire career, I have become proficient at handling and analyzing datasets from quantitative-structure relationship and from experimentally measured properties of materials at both, general mainstream and detailed levels.

    Preparation of comprehensive and accurate reports

    I have presented the results of my work in articles in leading science journals, as well as orally in a range of environments, from major to international conferences to general audience talks.

    Communication skills

    My communication skills are very well stablished, both orally and in writing, and have been honed by working in multidisplinary and multicultural environments with teams of scientist and engineers from many different parts of the world. I am a confident and efficient communicator in English and Spanish.

     

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    2014-2015       Senior Research Associate

    (Institute for Shock Physics, Applied Sciences Laboratory, Washington State University, USA)

    ·         Spectroscopic signature of  irreversible phase-changes in nanophase of rare earth-doped metal-oxides (work funded by the United Sates of America’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA))

    2011-2014       Postdoctoral Research Associate

    (Institute for Shock Physics, Applied Sciences Laboratory, Washington State University, USA)

    ·         Time-resolved specific spectroscopic characterization of energetic materials (spectroscopic signatures) and differentiation with VOCs. Detection of nitro-molecules via electronic energy transfer of highly excited nitrogen to small organic molecules

    ·         Coulombic explosion of carbon-based compounds in rare gas clusters and molecular dynamics of photo-induced fragmentation of energetic materials via TOF/MS

    ·         Spectroscopic principles for developing of imaging devices based in vibrational spectroscopy of hydrocarbons

     

    2004-2010       Research/Teaching Assistant

                            (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Department of Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) Baylor University, USA)

    ·         Studies of the photochemistry and physicochemical/thermodynamics properties of volatile organic compounds in cryogenic liquids via spectroscopy and spectrometry (funded by Welch Foundation)

    ·         Electronic structure calculation of photo-induced reaction of VOCs at ab initio and Density Functional Theory levels

    ·         Teaching assistant of general, organic, biophysical, analytical, and physical chemistry. Supervision of two graduate students, three honor undergraduate students and three scholar students. Chemistry, physics, mathematics and Spanish tutoring of Baylor University’s Student Athletic Center’s undergraduate students

     

    2003-2004       Chemistry Lecturer

    (Department of Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Experimental del Sur del Lago, Venezuela)

    ·         Full lecturing of general and organic chemistry for non-chemistry major students. Lecturing and setup of general and organic laboratories

     

    2002-2003       Research Assistant

    Dynamic Processes in Chemistry Group, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

    ·         Quantitative structure–activity relationship ( QSAR) of natural products used in tropical illness (funded by the Venezuelan National Science, Technology and Innovation Foundation (FONACIT))

     

    1997-2000       Junior Researcher

    (Computational Chemistry Division, Universidad de Los Andes’ Scientific Computing Center (CeCalCULA), Venezuela

    ·         Semi-empirical, ab initio, functional density theory and molecular mechanics implementation in collaboration with several computational nation-wide chemistry groups. Interdisciplinary research in development of software tools

    ·         Hydrotreating catalyst molecular design

    ·         Consultant and customer supporter, on diverse tasks, including the preparation of online tutorials in Spanish for scientific packaging and lecturing of electronic and band structure calculation software

    ·         Member of conferences and workshops organizing committees and guest speaker in several workshops

    ·         Supervision of two undergraduate students’ undergraduate thesis.

     

    1993, 1994      Summer Internship Student

                            (Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research’s Computational Chemistry Laboratory, Venezuela)

    ·         Semiempirical modeling of  catalytic reactions of hydrodesulphurization

     

    1993-1996       Teaching Assistant

                            (Department of Chemistry, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela)

    ·         Organic chemistry laboratories teaching, lecturing, and tech support at basic and advanced levels for chemistry major. Instrumental analytical organic chemistry assistant

     

     

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    2010    Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

    Baylor University, USA

    2003    Master of Science in Fundamental Physics

    Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

    1997    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Licenciatura en Química)

    Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND TRAINING

    IT

    ·         Very good knowledge of UNIX, LINUX and MS Windows operating systems

    ·         A range of data manipulation and visualization languages, including Excel and OriginPro

    Spectroscopy and Spectrometry Techniques

    ·         Absorption, emission, fluorescence, laser-induced fluorescence, laser-induced breakdown, Raman, electronic and vibrational, infrared, near infrared, visible, ultraviolet, vibrational, and electronic.

    ·         Photo-acoustic, thermal lensing and time-of-flight  mass spectrometry

    Communication

    ·         More than 14 refereed publications (list of publications upon request)

    ·         Oral presentation and proceedings in national and international conferences (list available upon request) as well as on-line manual/tutorial guides

    ·         Languages: English (professional proficiency), Spanish (mother tongue), Italian and Portuguese (reading proficiency, limited conversational proficiency)

    Volunteering

    ·         Involvement with local community charity through associations and clubs

    ·         Involvement in fundraising events


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