|1999||Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Thesis advisors: Profs. Hans-Conrad zur Loye and Dietmar Seyferth. GPA 4.2/5.0. Thesis title: I. Sol-Gel Deposition of Oxide-Ion Conducting Thin Films; II. Liquid Precursors to Hafnium and Tantalum Carbides.|
|1993||M.S., Chemistry, Brandeis University.
Thesis advisor: Prof. Irving Epstein.
B.A., Chemistry (Minor: Mathematics), Brandeis University. Graduated summa cum laude, with Highest Honors in Chemistry. GPA 3.97/4.00 (Includes grades for M.S.).
|2000-present||Publications Editor for Materials Processing Center/Microphotonics Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Responsible for developing story ideas, researching, writing, producing, and distributing periodic newsletter. Collected submissions and produced two annual reports for print and electronic distribution. Created content and edited design ideas for assorted Center marketing collateral and for presentations.
Managed multiple websites, including (Linux) server administration, page content development and design, and light CGI scripting.
Sundry other projects, plus managment of design/layout assistant and functioning as ad hoc computer help desk.
|1999- 2000||Aspen Systems, Inc.
Researched and proposed innovative solutions to DoD and NASA materials and technology problems. Presented technical and commercial justifications for grants. Wrote regular progress updates for technical and non-expert DARPA grant monitor. Wrote brief manuals for laboratory instrumentation.
|1996-1999||MIT, Graduate research/consulting for Foster-Miller, Inc.
Explored cost, scale-up, and intellectual property issues surrounding the project. Wrote periodic progress updates for non-expert audience and interacted with project manager at Foster-Miller.
|1996-1998||Young Israel of Brookline.|
Newsletter editor. Wrote, solicited, edited, and laid out articles.
|1993-1996||MIT, Graduate research.|
Wrote thesis and papers for expert audience about the project. Contributed sections to grant proposals.
|1993-1996||MIT, Chemistry Department Teaching Assistant (TA).|
Wrote course materials, including "how-to" and background documents for laboratory class.
|1990-1993||Brandeis University, Undergraduate research.|
Wrote thesis. Contributed sections to grant proposals.
|1991-1993||Brandeis University, Double Visions SF Magazine. Editor. Responsible for obtaining student government and advertising funds. Edited student-submitted stories. Editor-in-chief, 1992-1993. Coordinated team of four editors. Recruited new members to ensure leadership continuity.|
|1993 - 1998||MIT, Chemistry Dept.|
Teaching assistant (TA). Taught chemistry recitation and labs for eight semesters. Head TA, general chemistry lab, two semesters. Coordinated and trained other TAs.
|1994 - 1996||Trained undergraduate researchers in techniques and data analysis in the zur Loye and Seyferth labs.|
|1996 - 1999||Group Safety Officer, Seyferth Group. Implemented new EPA and local waste regulations. Trained new researchers in OSHA and EPA safety procedures.|
|1993 - 1996||Hazardous Waste Disposal Coordinator, zur Loye Group.|
|1992 - 1993||Brandeis University Chemistry Dept.|
Teaching Assistant (TA). Taught chemistry labs two semesters and two summers. Head TA, summer lab course. Coordinated and trained other TAs. Resolved conflicts between students and TAs.
|1991 - 1992||Brandeis University Student Support Services.|
Tutor. Helped students individually and in groups of up to fifteen in chemistry, physics, and writing.
|1991 - 1992||Brandeis University Riflery Team.|
Course Director. Organized firearms safety, marksmanship courses.
|1989 - 1991||Brandeis University Co-op Service.|
Inventory Co-ordinator. Responsible for book inventory and accounting. Introduced bar code-based book tracking system.
|1988 - 1991|| Computer Identics Corporation.|
General Office Assistant: in-house "temp" in the Purchasing, Stock, Shipping, and Drafting Departments.
|1987 - 1988|| W.R. Scanlon Inc.|
General Office Assistant: posted A/R and A/P entries, maintained pesticide application records in accordance with relevant regulations.
American Chemical Society
Materials Research Society
|1993-1996||NSF Predoctoral Fellowship|
|1992-1993||Fannie & John Hertz Foundation Research Fellowship Grant|
Rishon M. Bialer Memorial Prize, Best Student, School of Science
Doris Brewer Cohen Endowment Award
Nathan and Bertha Richter Award for Research Excellence
|1992||Phi Beta Kappa election, junior year|
|1991||Brandeis University Scholar, School of Science|
NSF/REU Summer Research Fellowship
Barry M. Goldwater Excellence in Education Award
|1989-1993||Hiatt Challenger Memorial Scholarship|