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RssChemist, material engineer

GALINA MEDNIKOVA 6 Naylor Circle, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 826-4226 home (608) 695-5310 cell Chemist with over 12 years experience in industrial chemistry. SUMMARY A resourceful team player with excellent analytical, organization and communication skills. Extensive experience in problem solving, quantitative wet chemistry and general chemistry, and statistics. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. EXPERIENCE BRUKER AXS, Inc., Madison, WI 11/8/2001 – 5/20/2013 Developer and manufacturer of analytical x-ray systems for chemical/material research, structural investigations and elemental analyses. Materials Engineer - Engineering Detector Group Responsible for basic research, manufacture and testing of lanthanide coating materials used in solid state x-ray detector applications. Carried out manufacturing and testing of lanthanides and other phosphor materials. Assembled detectors in a clean room environment. Tested detectors using x-ray instruments. Handled soldering, welding, sealing, heat treating and gas-filling equipment. Operated vacuum systems; oil, dry, diffuse and turbo molecular pumps. • Determined and verified optimal ratios of the adhesive and phosphor components for the lanthanide coating and optimized the drying process. • Wrote weekly progress reports and procedures for manufacturing and testing of scintillators. • Improved method for x-ray measurements of brightness, uniformity, and resolution of phosphorus scintillator for the detectors. • Investigated and developed an effective method for purging oxygen from the gas mixture to stabilize the detector. • Assisted in the transfer of detectors to manufacturing and in the repair of warranty issues. • Tested optic lenses as possible replacements of phosphor coating materials. • Performed optical and mechanical measurements on fragile, highly sensitive instrumentation. KHIMPROM – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV., Kemerovo, Russia 1976 – 2000 A chemical corporation. Lead Chemist (1990 – 2000) Chemist (1976 – 1990) Responsible for research and product development of PVC materials, nitric acid, 2-ethylgexanol, and other products for industrial production. Supervised eight technical personnel. • Conducted research, preparation of catalysts in pilot reactors for environmentally friendly industrial conversion of nitrogen oxides into nitrogen. • Developed and wrote up methods for determination of gas components in industrial streams and atmospheres by use of GLC, volumetric, and quantitative wet chemistry techniques. • Synthesized alcohols, ethers, and carboxylic acids involving use of GLC analysis. • Developed and utilized procedure for regeneration of platinum catalyst. EDUCATION MS, Chemistry. Novosibirsk State University, Department of Natural Science, Russia CITIZENSHIP STATUS US Citizen


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