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RESEARCH SCIENTIST/PROFESSOR Adept and driven scientist with PhD in Chemistry and business experience in phar maceutical

and industrial chemistry. Skilled in various instrumentation and tech nical research. Superior ability to multitask and manage complicated projects to improve products, reduce costs or create innovative new applications. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Knowledge: Conversion coatings (Black oxide, chromates and phosphates), metal pl ating (Zinc plating, electroless nickel), anodizing (Aluminum anodizing) and str ong practical experience in the metal pretreatment industry. Instrumentation Skills: GC/MS, NMR, FT-IR, Liquid Chromatography, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), Voltammetry, SEM, AFM, X-Ray Powder Diffraction, Atomic A bsorption (Flame, Graphite, Induced Couple Plasma), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectros copy (XPS), Energy Dispersion Analysis X-Ray (EDA) Scientific Leadership: Analytical Data Management, Technical Solutions, Project Management, Procedure Guidelines Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese & Italian (reading) PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS HEATBATH CORPORATION, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts * 2008-Present Chief Research Scientist Lead new and existing product research for metal finishing and heat treating pro ducts. * Improved quality and decreased cost of production through modifications of exi sting formulation. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, Massachusetts * 1998-2009 Research Assistant (2003-2009) Developed and executed research in synthesis of organic ligands, organimetallic compounds and polymers, and synthesis of binary semiconductors through electroch emistry. Teaching Assistant/Instructor (1998-2003) Taught students in organic chemistry and general chemistry. Lectured, oversaw la boratories and mentored students throughout classes. ORTHO PHARMACEUTICALS, Manati, Puerto Rico * 2002 Scientist Performed chemical/physical tests for bulk products including tests for viscosit y, pH, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and gas chromatography (GC). PFIZER PHARMACEUTICALS, Barceloneta, Puerto Rico * 2002 Lab Technician Provided physical and chemical testing for finished products (TLC, HPLC and GC t esting). EDUCATION Certified Electro Finisher (CEF) 2009 American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry 2009

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts Master of Science in Chemistry 2001 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 1998 University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico PUBLICATIONS T.L. Benanti, N. Chevere-Trinidad, S. Yurt, S. Gurbuz, A. Kalaydjian, I. Swenson , D. Venkataraman, "Plastic Solar Cells: An Overview of Thin-Film Technologies f or Harvesting Sunlight": A contribution to Applied Physics in the 21st Century ( March 2007). PRESENTATIONS ORAL N.L. Chevere-Trinidad. Nanotechnology: The Future for Metal Finishing Presented: 09/2009 - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SURFACE FINISHING (The Internationa l Technical/Educational Society for Surface Finishing, CONNECTICUT BRANCH, Sputh ington, CT N.L. Chevere-Trinidad, D.Van Allen, and D. Venkataraman. Mechanism of Copper-Cat alyzed Cross Coupling Reactions. Presented: 08/2004 - 230th ACS National Meeting , Philadelphia, PA. POSTERS N.L. Chevere-Trinidad, S. Gurbuz, and D. Venkataraman. Electrochemical Synthesis of Semiconducting Material. Presented: 10/2008 - SACNAS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. N.L. Chevere-Trinidad, S. Gurbuz, and D. Venkataraman. Electrochemical Synthesis of Semiconducting Material. Presented: 8/2008 - 236th ACS National Meeting, Ph iladelphia, PA. S. Gurbuz, N.L. Chevere-Trinidad, and D. Venkataraman.Room temperature electrode position of hexagonal selenium semiconductor nanorods. Presented: 8/2008 - 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. N.L. Chevere-Trinidad, S. Gurbuz, S. Yurt, and D. Venkataraman. Semiconducting N anorods for Photovoltaics Applications. Presented: 8/2007 - 234th ACS National M eeting, Boston, MA. N.L. Chevere-Trinidad, and D. Venkataraman. Mechanism of Copper-Catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions. Presented: 02/2006 - NEA Partner Day, University of Puerto R ico-Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR. N.L. Chevere-Trinidad, and D. Venkataraman. Mechanism of Copper-Catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions. Presented: 10/2005 - SACNAS National Meeting, Denver, CO. N.L. Chevere-Trinidad and D. Venkataraman. Confronting the Mechanisms of CopperCatalysis. Presented: 11/2004 - Boston Regional Inorganic Conference. Brandeis U niversity, Waltham, MA. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE "Electrochemical Synthesis of Chalcogenics Semiconductors for PV applications" AND "Mechanism of Copper-Catalyzed Cross Coupling Reactions" - Under Principal Investigator Dr. D. Venkataraman at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massac

husetts. "Electrochemical Studies of the Interaction of Oxidazed- Carboplatin with DNA-ba ses" AND "Electrochemical Studies of the Interaction of Carboplatin with Gluta thion" - Under Principal Investigator Dr. Carmen A. Vega-Olivencia at Universit y of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. "Synthesis of 2-allylciclohexanone" - Under Principal Investigator Dr. Rene Viet a at University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.