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Mikala Shremshock

Mikala Shremshock

AFM Field Engineer Supervisor

Bruker Nano Surfaces

Harpers Ferry, WV

Experienced nano-materials scientist

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Bruker Nano Surfaces

AFM Field Engineer Supervisor

Manage installation and training of new system purchases and upgrades in North and South America annually. Schedule ~200 onsite service hours per week. Directly manage four field engineers.
Personally maintain 80% field utilization performing installations, applications training, and service of current and legacy microscopes.

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Bruker Nano, Inc.

SPM Field Engineer

Microscope installation and training; technical support, maintenance, and repair; and applications training and development.

Bruker Nano, Inc.

Customer Installation and Training Manager

Schedule North American installations and manage field engineers to meet revenue goals and provide superior customer service.

Veeco Instruments

East Coast Customer Support Engineer

Perform installations, training, service, and applications support for SPM customers.

West Virginia University

Research Assistant

Research Areas:

QUANTUM DOT SYNTHESIS AND MODIFICATION FOR BIOMOLECULAR LABELING AND IMAGING – synthesized CdSe/ZnS quantum dots via solvothermal methods, modified with organic and polymeric surfactants, and demonstrated selective labeling of engineered protein substrates and endothelial cell cultures; characterized quantum dots via optical spectroscopy, XPS, TEM, and confocal microscopy.

BIOMIMETIC GROWTH OF NON-BIOGENIC MATERIALS – synthesized CdS nanorods via liquid:solid growth interface for development as biomolecular and gas sensors; characterized by optical spectroscopy, XRD, and SEM.

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West Virginia University

Teaching Assistant

INTRODUCTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY
* Required course for freshman/sophomore nanotechnology minors
* Developed and taught semester long lab component including AFM/MFM imaging, DNA design and construction, and nanoparticle synthesis and characterization

GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY FOR MAJORS
* Required course for biology, chemistry, and engineering majors
* Taught year long lab including chemical safety and hygiene, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and magnetic nanoparticle synthesis.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY FOR NON-MAJORS
* Required course for nursing, science education, and dental hygiene majors
* Taught year long lab including chemical safety and hygiene, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and pharmaceutical drug design.

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Marshall University

Research Assistant

Research Area:
ATTACHMENT OF DNA ARRAYS TO AN IMMOBILIZED DIRECTOR STRAND – designed and constructed DNA assembly attachment to form biomolecular electronic components; verify structure via gel electrophoresis and AFM.

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West Virginia University

MS, Inorganic Chemistry

Marshall University

BS, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics