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Materials Science and Engineering graduate seeking a challenging and rewarding Materials Discovery and Characterization Internship opportunity.
Completed valuable, hands-on projects in both an academic and laboratory-related environment.
Hold a patent for triggerable shape memory induction device, M0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000US01 15/143.230, Shiyi Zhang, Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy, Robert S. Langer, Giovanni Traverso.
Solid people and oral presentation skills to work well with supervisors, researchers and technicians.
Excellent characterization skills, including TEM, SEM, XRD, DMA, DSC, TGA, FTIR and optical microscopy.
Strong technical writing skills, including drafting content for a patent, thesis, projects and reports.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite; SolidWorks; AutoCAD; 3D printing; MATLAB; Python; and LabVIEW.
Fluent in English and Mandarin (Chinese).
Master of Science (MS), Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (3.7 GPA)
Thesis (Earned Distinction): Materials for Triggerable Shape Memory Gastric Devices. Supervisors: Prof. Marina Galano (Oxford), Prof. Robert S. Langer (MIT), Dr. Giovanni Traverso (Harvard Medical School).
Coursework: Statistical Thermodynamics, Manufacturing with Metals and Alloys, Polymer Chemistry, Materials Selection for Sustainability, Fundamentals of Quality Engineering and Management, Polymer Chemistry, Corrosion and Protection, Engineering Probability and Statistics, Thin Film Materials, MATLAB Data Analytics Workshop and various Materials Characterization work shops.
Bachelor and Master of Engineering, Materials Science, University of Oxford (First Class Honors)
Mansfield College Exhibitionist Scholarship; all four years (similar to the Dean s List in the U.S.)
Nominated to receive the James S. Walker Award in 2015 for student research about polymers.
Project: Characterizing Super Alloy Turbine Blade
> Characterized substrate and thermal barrier coating for a commercial jet engine turbine blade.
> Analyzed micro-structures and compositions of super alloy substrate, bounding layer and ceramic thermal barrier coating via X-Ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.
Project: Designing Joints in Technological Superconductors for Magnet Application
> Reviewed technologies for superconducting wire joints to make magnetic resonance images (MRIs).
> Assessed feasibility of using MgB2 a high-temperature superconductor to replace NbTi wires for MRIs. > > Evaluated and proposed spark sintering joining method for MgB2 wires.
Speaker Events Manager, Asian Pacific Society and Drama and Sport Events Manager, Chinese Society.
Masonite Innovation Center West Chicago, IL June 2016-Aug. 2016
Composite Matrix Materials R&D Intern
Improved resin formulation and manufacturing techniques after designing and developing environmentally-friendly, medium density fiberboards.
Achieved 50kpi improvement in fiberboards tensile strength without increasing the amount of resin used.
Drafted a technical report and presented findings to research center leaders and scientists.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Jianjun Cheng Research Group Urbana, IL Aug. 2015-Nov. 2015
Polymer Synthesis & Characterization Research Assistant
Synthesized, formulated and characterized tri-phase shape-memory polymers.
Improved machinability of hindered polyurea material, including changing the material from a gel-like material to a rubbery material.
Wrote reports and conducted presentations and its potential commercial value.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Robert S. Langer Lab Cambridge, MA Aug. 2014-July 2015
Graduate Research Student
Led a research project and two technicians to enhance design of a polymer-based drug delivery system.
Filed a US patent (M0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000US01), with co-inventor, Professor Robert S. Langer.
Prepared slides for a meeting with representatives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Golden Arrow Overseas Consultancy Dalian, China June 2014-Aug. 2014
Showcased strong writing skills while drafting and editing several articles for its website.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation Bochum, Germany July 2013-Sept. 2013
Summer Intern/Iron Carbon System Simulation Research Assistant
Simulated ferrite-cementite interface based on density functional theorem using Python language and also calculated optimum crystal orientations of atoms.
China Construction Bank Dalian, China June 2012-Oct. 2012
Customer Management Assistant
Provided valuable, hands-on support to the Customer Manager to achieve business objectives.
Peking University, Department of Advanced Materials Beijing, China July 2012-Aug. 2012
Summer Intern/Ferrite Nanomaterial Synthesis and Characterization Research Assistant
Synthesized and characterized mono-dispersed iron-oxide nanoparticles and characterized iron-oxide nanoparticles using a transmission electron microscope.
JE Education Ltd. Singapore Jan. 2011-Aug. 2011
Educated high school students in chemistry, mathematics and physics.
Triggerable shape memory induction device, M0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000US01 15/143.230, Shiyi Zhang, Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy, Robert S. Langer, Giovanni Traverso.
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