Skills

INDUSTRIAL PRACTICES

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (in progress)
  • Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Statistical Data Analysis and Modeling
  • High-throughput synthesis and characterization of formulations

SURFACE ENGINEERING/MODIFICATION/PATTERNING

  • Thin Film Deposition (directed self-assembly of monolayers, physical/chemical vapor deposition, spin-/dip-coating, layer-by-layer deposition, electroplating)
  • Microfabrication (photo-/soft-lithography, and microcontact printing
  • Nanoparticle Synthesis
  • Microfluidics

THIN FILM/COLLOID/INTERFACE CHARACTERIZATION

  • Surface Force Apparatus (SFA; akin to Atomic Force Microscopy and Total Internal Reflection Microscopy)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Tensiometry
  • Ellipsometry
  • Interferometry – Reflection/Transmission
  • Scanning White Light Interferometry (SWLI)
  • Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis)
  • Electochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
  • Cyclic Voltammetry (CV)
  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
  • Coulter/Acoustic Spectroscopy/Zetasizer: size, rheology, zeta potential & electrophoretic mobility

SOFTWARE PACKAGES

  • JMP
  • MATLAB
  • LabVIEW
  • Mathematica
  • COMSOL
  • ImageJ
  • AutoCAD
  • Illustrator
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