To contribute, as an experienced analytical chemist, with the daily on-going progress of all laboratory activities, as well as in method development of analytical procedures for research or quality control.
Â· Extensive experience in method development and implementation of analytical methods.
Â· Devised unique procedures that utilize ICP, AA and X-Ray Fluorescence spectroscopy for the analysis of transition metals, lanthanide solutions and their impurities.
Â· Worked with several methods of extraction & analysis of inorganic and halogenated organic compounds, pesticides and petroleum by-products utilizing GC/MS and ion chromatography.
Â· International consultant on Quality Control for industrial and environmental analytical laboratories.
Â· Implemented and certified efficient methods for the extraction and analysis of uranium, organic sulfates and chlorides in soil and potable water by gamma ray counting and GC.
Â· Developed an in-house method for the micro-distillation and analysis of total cyanides in sludge.
Â· As an agronomist, conducted analysis of corn, and soil samples for their nutrient and fertilizer content.
Â· Knowledge of state (), federal and local laws governing safety, health and environment as pertaining to the handling and treatment of hazardous materials.
Â· Worked closely with customers and EPA authorities on several environmental projects.
Â· Lengthy recruiting and supervision experience.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Â· Worked on research to study the cholinergic system by synthesizing and characterizing various neuroactive fluorescent heterocyclic drugs that are analogs to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Â· Synthesized and researched the behavior of self-assembling polypeptide liposome matrices for the UCSB Materials Research Laboratory.
Â· Synthesized and modified photosensitive metal complexes of benzo- and tripyrrolic porphyrin derivatives to be tested in photodynamic cancer therapy and age-related macula degeneration.
Â· Worked on characterization of novel polymers by HPLC/GC/MS Laser Scattering techniques.
Â· As an agronomist, studied the effects of soluble forms of nitrogen on the growth of sorghum support roots (tillers) and on dormancy of grass seeds.
Â· Taught 1 year of undergraduate general college chemistry laboratory.
Â· Taught 3 years of organic chemistry laboratory at UCSB, covering synthesis, separation and identification of chemical compounds, including the use of state of the art analytical instruments – NMR, GC, HPLC, MS, UV / Vis, FTIR, electron microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy.
Â· T aught GRE chemistry classes and ESL (overseas) to business people and scientists that were traveling to Europe and the US.
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Heraeus Metal Processing Co., Santa Fe Springs, ., USA 2007 – 2008
Tel: 01-(562)-356-0055 Senior Chemist.
Catalytic Solutions, Inc., Oxnard, ., USA 2000 – 2007
Tel:. 01-(805)-486-4649 – Senior Quality Control Chemist.
Tel: 01-(805)-685-9880 – Research Organic Chemist.
University of California, Santa Barbara , ., USA 1993 – 1998
Gibson Oil & Refinery, Inc., Bakersfield, ., USA 1989- 1993
Tel: N/A – Supervisor of Analytical Laboratory.
B.C. Laboratories, Inc., Bakersfield, ., USA 1985-1989
Tel: (661) 878-49 – Laboratory Technician.
In Brazil (Self-employed and contract appointment):
CONSULTec, – IlhÃ©us, BA, Brazil – Chemical Consultant, GRE Chemistry Teacher (2008 -2009).
Olivetti, SÃ£o Paulo, S.P., Brazil – Technical Translator of computer manuals (English/Portuguese).
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Fluent in Portuguese & Spanish; intermediate German; learning French.
University of California California – 1998.
Master of Science in Chemistry, Bio-organic Chemistry
California State University Bakersfield, California – 1993.
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah – 1985.
Bachelor of Science in Agronomy (Soil Science)
Â· pH and Electro-conductivity meters (22 years).
Â· Infra-Red and Ultra-Violet Spectrophotometry (20 years).
Â· ICP / Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (15 years).
Â· Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (6 years).
Â· Particle Size Analyzer (5 years).
Â· BET (Ceramic Pore Size Analysis) (5 years).
Â· High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (3 years).
Â· Gas Chromatography (3 years).
Â· Mass Spectroscopy (Quadrupole and E.I. magnetic sector) (3 years).
Â· X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (2 years).
Â· Molecular Fluorescence Spectrophotometry (2 years).
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Research Papers and Proposals, Seminars Presented and Publications
Research & Company Presentation (2003) – â€œAccurate Analysis of Pt, Rh and Pd by Atomic Absorption and ICP in Lanthanide Complex Solutionsâ€ Presented at the R&D quarterly meeting at CSI.
Research & Company Seminar (1999) – â€œReaction Pathways in the Synthesis of Lutetium (III) Texaphyrinâ€ Presented at the Research Conference Center of Miravant Medical Technologies, Inc. – Goleta, .
Master Thesis (1999) Quinhoneiro, M.C. & Parsons, S.M. â€œProbes of the Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporterâ€ Thesis registered at the University of California Library – .
Research Proposal & Open Seminar (1995) â€œGlucose Metabolism and the Attenuation of MDMA Neuro-toxicityâ€ Unpublished. Presented at the Department of Chemistry, University of California – .
Research Proposal & Open Seminar (1995) – â€œNerve Cell Location of B-50 Phosphorylation / Dephosphin Dephosphorylation and Glutamate Release as Markers for a Possible Relationship Between these two Neuronal Membrane Proteinsâ€ Department of Chemistry, University of California – .
Research & Open Seminar (1994) – â€œMechano-Active Multivesicular Assembliesâ€ Presented at the Materials Research Laboratory, University of California – .
Open Seminar (1993) – â€œZeolites – Reaction Vessels of the Futureâ€ Presented at the Department of Chemistry, California State University – Bakersfield, .
Publication (1985)- Quinhoneiro, M.C. & Webb, B.L. â€œDormancy and Viability of Forage Seedsâ€ Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 31: 321-325.
Open Seminar / Paper (1984) – â€œProcess of Humus Formation and Compostingâ€ Unpublished. Presented at the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture, Brigham Young University – Provo, UT.