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Analytical & Synthetic Chemist with solid R&D expertise and considerable biochemistry background eager to contribute talents toward supporting a dynamic pharmaceutical or petrochemical company.


Areas of Strength


Organic and Inorganic (Air And Moisture-Sensitive) Synthesis


Biochemistry Techniques ( Protein Purification, Enzyme Assays, etc.)


Analytical Method Development


Gas Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, and Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometers.


Self-Assembly, Metal-Organic Polymers/Complexes, Multi-Step Organic Synthesis, and Inorganic Synthesis/Reaction Under Inert Atmosphere.


SDS-PAGE Electrophoresis, Enzyme-Kinetics, DNA Cloning, Affinity Chromatography


Awards / Recognition:


         Recognized and awarded as Best Chemist in 2008 and 2009 by Camin Cargo Control.

         Recipient of Postdoctoral Research Associate Award in 2005 and 2007.

         Presented with Pre-doctoral Research Assistant Awards in 2004 and 2005.


Professional Experience


Camin Cargo Control, Pasadena, TX, 2008 to Present

Senior Chemist

         Calibrate and maintain analytical instruments such as GC and GC-MS.

         Mentor, train and advise 23 lab personnel, direct lab quality control activities, and maintain documentation.

         Developed ASTM (American Standard Test Method) D0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000 for analysis of polyunsaturated methyl ester contents in biodiesel by GC.

         Analyzed, planned, defined and developed in-house methods such as analysis of DCPD (dicyclopentadiene), analysis of MTBE (methyl t-butyl ether), and determination of styrene in gasoline by GC-MS.





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Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 2007 to 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate

         Followed precise research methods and procedures to conduct synthesis of Co(III)-amine and Co(III) cyclen complexes and record findings.

         Mentored and delegated tasks to team of five undergraduate students.


Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2006 to 2007

Postdoctoral Research Associate

         Managed major project involving a flavo-protein and clearly exposing mechanistic details.


University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2000 to 2006

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2005 to 2006)

         Led team of seven in exploring and revealing mechanistic details of a 4Fe-4S-catalytic center-containing protein by resourcefully applying anaerobic conditions.


Graduate Research Assistant (2000 to 2005)

         Adeptly performed synthesis for broad-scope air & moisture-sensitive ruthenium organometallic complexes as precursors for Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

         Synthesized polymeric complexes containing lanthanide and transition metal centers with multi-dentate ligands, resulting in important applications in Near Infra-Red spectroscopy (NIR) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MRI).


Academic Degrees


University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2005

Ph.D., Organometallic / Organic Chemistry

Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of Ruthenium Complexes, precursors for Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000

M.S., Polymer / Organometallic Chemistry

Thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of linear polymers of Cobalt(II), Nickel(II) and Zinc(II) acetylacetonates with quinoxaline, pyrizine and pyridine-type ligands


M. Phil., Analytical Chemistry

Thesis: Determination of levels of Trace metals in Raw and Canned Foodstuffs by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.


M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry)

Thesis: Determination of levels of Trace metals in Fish from the Indian Ocean by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy





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Basic Gas Chromatography Troubleshooting Certificate, Agilent Technology, Alpharetta, GA, 2008


Technical & Lab Skills


ChemStation, EZ Chrome (for GC and GC-MS operations), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Chem-Draw (for chemical structure-drawing), SciFinder

Agilent Gas Chromatograph (GC), GC-MS, Super-Critical Fluid Chromatography (SFC), HPLC, LC-MS

NMR, FTIR, UV-Visible, Atomic Absorption, ICP-MS, Fluorescence, Single Crystal and Powder X-ray Diffraction




Waheed, A.; Jones, R. A.; Yang, X-P.; Moore, J.; Ekerdt, J. G. Synthesis and Structures of Dinuclear 3, 5-Bis(trifluoromethyl)pyrazolate Complexes of Ruthenium , Organomet., 2007, 26, 6778-6783.

Drevland.R. M.; Waheed, A.; Graham, D. E. Enzymology and Evolution of the Pyruvate Pathway to 2-Oxobutyrate in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii , J. Bacteriol. 2007, 129 (12), 4391-4400.

Shin, J.; Waheed., A.; Winkenwerder, W.; Kim, H-W.; Agapiou, K.; Jones, R. A.; Hwang, G.; Ekerdt, J. G. Amorphous Ruthenium-Phosphorus Alloy Films , Thin Solid Films, 2007, 515(13), 5298-5307.

Shin, J.; Waheed., A.; Agapiou K.; Winkenwerder, W. A.; Kim, H-W.; Jones, R. A.; Hwang, G. S.; Ekerdt, J. G. Growth of Ultrathin Films of Amorphous Ruthenium-Phosphorus Alloys Using a Single Source CVD Precursor, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128(51), 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx , xxxxx 00000.

Yang, X-P.; Jones, R. A.; Lai, R. A.; Waheed, A.; Oye, M. M.; Holmes, A. L. Supramole-cular Assembly of Nanometer-sized Heterobimetallic 3d-4f Complexes Formed with Benzimidazole Based N, O-donor Ligands , Polyhedron, 2006, 25, 881-887.

Zhang, L.; Jones, R. A.; Waheed, A.; Lynch, V. M. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of (η5-C5H5)2Ti(NH(2,4-(CCSiMe3)2C6H3))2 , J. Chem. Crystal., 2005, 35 (9), 673-677.

Jones, R. A.; Yang, X-P.; Waheed, A.; Wiester, M.; Zhang, L. New Complexes of Lanthanides with Unusual Main Group Ligands , ACS Symposium Series No. 917, 2005, Modern Aspects of Main Group Chemistry, 221-236.

Waheed, A.; Jones, R. A.; Yang, X-P.; McCarty, J. Synthesis and Structure of a Pyrizine Stabilized Zn7 Superamolecular Architecture , J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2004, 3840-3841.

Fettouhi, M.; Waheed, A.; Golhen, S.; Helou, N.; Ouahab, L.; Molinie, P. BEDT-TTF radical cation salts with paramagnetic anion [Fe(III)(mnt)2 , Synthetic Metals, 1999, 102, 1764-1765.

Fettouhi, M.; Morsy, M.; Waheed, A.; Golhen, S.; Ouahab, L..; Sutter, J.P.; Kahn, O.; Menezdez, N.; Varret, F. Spin-Crossover in the Complex Bis(cis-1,2-dicynao-1,2-ethylenedithiolato)-[2-(p-pyridyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-imidazolinium]-iron(III) , Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 4910-4912.

Fettouhi, M.; Khalid, M.; Waheed, A.; Golhen, S.; Ouahab, L.; Sutter, J.P.; Kahn, O. Manganese (II) Coordination Complexes Involving Nitronyl Nitroxide Radicals , Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 3967-3971.

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