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Address: No 12 Jalan SS18/4A, Subang Jaya 47500 Selangor

Phone: 012-2514565
A detail-oriented organic/physical chemist with years of experience in teaching undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses.
Have a strong desire to be an expert motivator. A willing teacher who ensures students get every opportunity to succeed. Gets
satisfaction when students excel and understand chemistry. Possesses a proactive attitude with strong problem solving skills. A
quick learner and a love for understanding and teaching good science. Also a very experienced research chemist with knowledge
in organic synthesis, dielectric spectroscopy, pulsed-field gradient NMR,
computational modeling techniques in chemistry.
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Ph.D. in Chemistry 2013
Research Field: Organic Chemistry/Physical Chemistry

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Master of Science in Chemistry 2011

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
B.Sc. of Science in Chemistry 2007

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
B.Sc. of Science in Computer Science 2002
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Graduate Teaching Assistant (August 2007 July 2013)
Instructed a variety of undergraduate chemistry laboratories at all levels:
o General Chemistry (freshman level)
o Organic Chemistry (sophomore level)
o Physical Chemistry (junior level)
o Advanced Synthesis and Characterization (senior level)
General Chemistry Teaching Assistant (TA) task includes:
o Lecture about the theories and the experiments
o Oversee recitation and class discussion sessions
o Prepare materials for experiments
o Oversee students performing experiments
o Oversee help labs, and provide office hours help
o Grade lab reports
o Proctor examinations
Organic Chemistry TA experience includes:
o Lecture about theories and experimental procedures
o Prepare materials for experiments
o Oversee students during the experiments
o Oversee help labs and provide extra office hours help
o Grade lab reports
o Prepare, administer, and grade quizzes
o Proctor and grade examinations
Physical Chemistry TA experience includes:
o Lecture about theories and experimental procedures
o Prepare chemical and supply order sheets, perform inventory evaluation
o Prepare materials for experiments
o Oversee students experiments
o Provide office hours help
o Grade lab reports
o Oversee student presentations
Advanced Synthesis and Characterization TA experience includes:
o Plan schedules, modify the syllabus and lab manuals as needed before semester begins
o Prepare order sheet for chemical and other supplies
o Prepare the materials for the labs, ensure the instruments are working appropriately (IR, GC-MS, UV-Vis,
HPLC, hydrogenation apparatus, balances, hydrogen supply, nitrogen supply, fume hoods, Schlenk-line)
o Coordinate the library to work with the lab (provides tutorial on library search for the students)
o Coordinate the Stock Room and the NMR facility to work with the lab
o Lecture about theory, instrumentation, and experimental procedure for each experiments
o Oversee students experiments and provide alternative protocols as necessary
o Provide office hours help as necessary
o Grade lab reports
o Trouble-shoot instruments
o Develop new experiments: Polymer synthesis and characterization; and Porphyrin synthesis and
characterization (in the off semester)
Experienced as Head Teaching Assistant (Organic Chemistry Labs):
o Oversee other teaching assistants
o Chair TA meetings
o Attend to any unexpected problems in the teaching labs
o Attend to problems faced by the personnel
o Write quizzes and administer quizzes
o Write and grade mid-term and final examinations
Experienced with course management systems:
o Blackboard Learning System
o Desire2Learn
Experienced with personal/group tutoring.
Experienced in handling analytical instruments like NMR, IR, UV, HPLC, and GC-MS.
Experienced in trouble-shooting instruments like HPLC, GC-MS, hydrogenation reaction apparatus:
o Replaced HPLC column as appropriate
o Removed air bubble in HPLC flow line that prevents the pump from working properly
o Cleaned the GC column using solvents
o Baked the GC column overnight to remove compounds stuck in the column
o Replaced the GC column
o Trouble-shoot helium flow in GC
o Trouble-shoot hydrogen leak from hydrogenation apparatus
Well versed in Occupational, Safety, and Health (OSH) practices and regulations.
Trained in CPR and First Aid Kit technique.
Trained in fire safety technique. Knowledge in using a fire extinguisher.
Experienced in handling chemical order/supply.
University of Oklahoma, Norman OK
Graduate Research Assistant (August 2007 December 2013)
Experienced with setting up labs and ensure smooth lab operations. Also selected to be the person in charge of the
lab when the primary investigator is not in town (over more senior colleagues).
Experienced with small organic synthesis, including design, execute, analyze, assessment, improvise, and optimization.
The small molecules synthesized includes:
o Synthesis of polymer model compounds. The model compounds synthesized were mainly nitrogen based,
oxygen based, or compounds with both nitrogen and oxygen atoms in them. The model compounds were
used to study possible lithium ion coordination on polymers.
o Synthesis of monomers for polymerization reactions. The monomers were for polymerization reactions of
new polymers from ground up.
o Synthesis of ligand functional groups to be attached to polymers for polymer modification.
o Synthesis of asymmetric acyclic carbonates. A simple and convenient method to produce asymmetric
acyclic carbonates was discovered. The acyclic carbonates were used in the Compensated Arrhenius
Formulation (CAF) studies that led to a publication in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal.
o Synthesis of cyclic carbonates with varying tail lengths. The cyclic carbonates were used in another study
that produces another publication in an ACS journal.
Experienced with polymer synthesis and modification reactions:
o Synthesis of poly(ethylene imine) (PEI) from poly(2-ethyl-1,3-oxazoline). The PEI is the main polymer
compound used in the group for many studies.
o Synthesis of poly(propylene imine) (PPI) from its monomers.
o Synthesis of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) oligomers for studies involving the Compensated Arrhenius
Formulation (CAF). Subsequent results were presented at an international conference in the summer of
o PEI modification reactions were performed by changing the pendant groups attached to the PEI-nitrogen.
Experienced with analytical instruments and techniques:
o Hands-on handling of infra-red (IR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), ultraviolet (UV-Vis), gas
chromatography (GC/GC-MS), and liquid chromatography (LC/HPLC). Also experienced with column
chromatography and staining methods. These were mainly used to analyze the products synthesized.
Experienced with common as well as niche and exotic property measurement techniques:
o Gel-permeation chromatography (GPC), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to analyze the
polymers synthesized.
o Pulsed-field gradient NMR technique was used to get the self-diffusion in liquids.
o Dielectric spectroscopy technique was used to obtain the dielectric constant and ionic conductivity in liquid
electrolytes. Other electrochemistry techniques were also applied to measure the conductivity in liquids and
solid polymer electrolytes.
Experienced with computational modelling software and techniques:
o Classical molecular dynamics simulations were performed on PEO and PEI model compounds to study lithium
ion coordination in PEO and PEI polymers. Ab-initio quantum calculations were used to get the charge
parameters for the simulations. The simulations led to further understanding of lithium coordination in
nitrogen and oxygen based electrolytes.
o Ab-initio quantum chemistry was used to obtain the equilibrium molecular structure of various compounds.
This information led to the discovery of the chemical structure versus ionic conductivity relationship, a goal
of so many researchers in the field.
Experienced in training undergraduate student researcher.
Experienced with writing technical reports as well as writing for journal publications.
Experienced with giving presentations:
o Two seminars a research seminar and a literature review seminar were given to the academic
o At least one presentation was given each week in meetings or departmental colloquium.
Experienced with handling chemical purchases and shipping.
Develop multistep organic synthetic protocols and execute the experiments.
Solvent/solvent extractions, column separations, distillation techniques, Schlenk-line, and dry/glove box
Cationic/anionic/radical polymerization reaction, thaw/freeze cycles, and gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
Ability to operate and analyze data from analytical instruments such as NMR, IR, UV-Vis, GPC, GC-MS, HPLC.
Dielectric spectroscopy experiments and analysis of data.
Molecular dynamics simulation (atomic level), with experience in AMBER, CHARMM, and NAMD.
ab initio calculations including semi-empirical, HF, post-hartree fock, DFT experience with Gaussian 09, GAMESS, and
Skills in Microsoft Office suite, OriginLab, ChemDraw, Avogadro, VMD, Linux, CentOS.
Effective verbal and communication skills.
1. Petrowsky, A.; Fleshman, A.; Ismail, M.; Glatzhofer, D. T.; Bopege, D. N.; Frech, R.; Molecular and System Parameters
Governing Mass and Charge Transport in Polar Liquids and Electrolytes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2012,
116, 10098-10105.
2. Petrowsky, M; Ismail, M.; Glatzhofer, D. T.; Frech, R.; Mass and Charge Transport in Cyclic Carbonates: Implications for
Improved Lithium Ion Battery Electrolytes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2013, 117, 5963-5970.
May 2001 - Presidents Honor Roll (Oklahoma City University
December 2001 - Deans Honor Roll (Oklahoma City University)
May 2002 - Vice-presidents Honor Roll (Oklahoma City University)
August 2002 - Graduated Cum-Laude (Oklahoma City University)
December 2005 - Deans Honor Roll (University of Oklahoma)
Bahasa Malaysia native language
English good speak/read/write ability
American Chemical Society (2010-2011)
Society of Plastics Engineers (2010-2011)
Will be furnished upon request.