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Matthew Luo

Junior chemical engineering student with extensive research and laboratory experience seeking opportunities in the field of chemical engineering.

Education

Aug 2014May 2018

University of Southern California

B.S. Chemical Engineering

GPA: 3.40/4.00

Experiences

April 2016Present

Research Assistant

USC Nanoelectronics and Advanced Materials Innovations Laboratory

In charge of the synthesis of CdTe and CdSb nanowires through chemical vapor deposition. Helped with the analysis of samples and nanowires that were synthesized with analytical instruments such as electron microscopes and numerical methods such as MATLAB. Assisting in developing analytical procedures through atomic force microscopy and current-voltage measurementsIn charge of the synthesis of CdTe and CdSb nanowires through chemical vapor deposition. Helped with the analysis of samples and nanowires that were synthesized with analytical instruments such as electron microscopes and numerical methods such as MATLAB. Assisting in developing analytical procedures through atomic force microscopy and current-voltage measurements

May 2016Present

Laboratory Technician

USC Organic Chemistry Department

Facilitated the preparation of all the chemicals used in a laboratory of 600 students. In charge of the inventorying, organization, and purchasing of all chemicals needed by the organic chemistry department. Operated analytical instruments such as HPLC/UV-Vis Spectroscopy to provide students with detailed reports.

June 2016August 2016

Lead Instructor

Galileo Innovation Summer Camps

Taught class sizes of 10-20 middle-school aged students how to code using Java and apply it to video games such as Minecraft with Eclipse and GIMP. Managed a new group of students every week for a total of 6 weeks and guided them through learning/coding exercises, drawing and designing, and outdoors time.

June 2013August 2013

Research Assistant

USC Pharmaceutical Sciences Center

Worked as a full-time research assistant at USC's pharmaceutical sciences department where I applied
biological/chemical analysis in order to understand the effect of Pten in cells. Through this research, I
was also granted a publication.

20142016

Activities Director/Executive Board

USC Dragon Boat Team

Managed the organization and activities of 50 members in a competitive college paddling team.

Skills

Laboratory Techniques

Chemistry: Chemical Vapor Deposition, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, ICP Emission Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatography, Flow Injection Analysis, HPLC, Titrations, Distillation

Technical Skills

MATLAB, C++, Java, CCNA Networking, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint

Relevant Courses

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Engineering Numerical Methods (MATLAB), Separation Processes, Chemical Reactor Design, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Publications

Yang KT, Bayan JA, Zeng N, Aggarwal R, He L, Peng Z, Kassa A, Kim M, Luo Z, Shi Z, Medina V, Boddupally K, Stiles BL. "Adult-onset deletion of Pten increases islet mass and beta cell proliferation in mice." Diabetologia, 2013.

 

Academic Honors

Dean's List - Spring 2016