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Relevant Work Experience:

11/04 – current: Senior Researcher, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati
Upstream Technology Development in Baby Care, including:

Created, developed, and lead a novel consumer research program for design and

  • Saved $25k and 1yr of development time from all future artwork changes.
  • Assembled and lead multi-disciplinary team.
  • Developed physical measurement systems, computational algorithms, and consumer metrics.
  • Created Intellectual Property strategy.
  • Conducted technical and consumer research.
  • Developed technical to consumer models.

Managed lab of 50 users.

  • Improved compliance with Quality Assurance program.
  • Expanded lab capabilities.
  • Managed selection and purchase of new equipment.
  • Improved lab management policies.

Developed products from fundamental physics models of fit.

  • Designed first production and cost feasible product based on theory.
  • Conducted technical and infant / toddler testing.
  • Delivered cost assessment, and manufacturing plant scale-up.
  • Supported patent filings.

06/00 – 11/04: Intern / Contractor, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati
Oral Care Technology Development, including:

Developed new whitening dentifrice chassis from ground up.

  • Developed novel in vitro peroxide detection assay.
  • Conducted clinical and in vitro teeth whitening studies.
  • Formulated new polymer chemistries into dentifrice.

Formulated dentifrice with unique physical properties for incorporation into an ultrasonic

  • Designed, formulated, validated, and transferred product in 3 months.
  • Developed stain removal efficacy model.
  • Set specifications for rheological properties.
  • Conducted microbial inhibition assays.

09/02 – 06/04: Graduate Research Assistant, Ohio University, Athens
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research, including:

Mapped dopaminergic pathways in C. elegans.

  • Developed GFP fusion proteins genes in plasmids.
  • Performed plasmid microinjections.
  • Designed, optimized, and conducted behavioral assays.
  • Conducted GFP assays.

Characterized novel bacterial RNA folding structure.

  • Conducted RNA extraction and purification.
  • Prepared NMR samples and analyzed structural data.
  • Conducted ligand binding assays.

Located regulatory elements for human antioxidant enzyme.

  • Conducted human serum extractions.
  • Designed PCR primers.
  • Conducted capillary electrophoresis sequencing experiments.



09/02 – 03/04: Masters Student (Chemistry / Biochemistry), Ohio University

09/99 – 03/04: Bachelors of Science (Chemistry / Biochemistry), Ohio University

Select Accomplishments and Affiliations:

  • Named inventor and co-author on 11 patent applications (2004-2008)
  • 2 Publications in peer reviewed journals (2002, 2005)
  • Advisory Council Director and Board of Trustees Member for Ohio Academy of Science (2002-2005)
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout (1998)


Select Technical Skills:

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, MathCAD, JMP, C++, Visual Basic, PHP, SIMCA-P, ImageJ, MatLab, all standard PC software, Linux

Equipment: electrophoresis cells, PCR thermocyclers, NMR, UV/Vis spectrophotometers, mass spectroscopy, gas chromatography, HPLC, IR spectroscopy, tensile testers, drop shape analyzers, vacuum mixers, injecting microscopes, scientific still and video cameras and scanners, 3D image acquisition systems, motion capture and kinematics systems, bioelectrical impedance equipment (trans-epidermal water loss, hydration, body composition), viscometers, rheometers, all standard lab equipment