Maykel Khilla, Chemist
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Location: Newark, NJ, USA
School: Rutgers University
Field of study: Chemistry

Maykel Khilla, Chemist

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Camin Cargo Control, Linden, NJ
Laboratory Supervisor July 2018-Present
• Promoted safe work habits with 5S methodology while working in fast paced team environment
• Trained new hires in proper methods, theory and wet chemistry techniques
• Investigated instrument malfunctions and performed routine maintenance
Laboratory Manager (New Haven, CT) July 2017-July 2018
• Implemented new quality procedures to earn ISO 9001 Certification
• Managed workflow of customers’ as well as proficiency testing samples
• Maintained records, equipment calibration, facilities, as well as inventory and sample retain area
Laboratory Technician Oct 2015-July 2017
• Certified petroleum fuels using ASTM/ISO methods to meet EPA and international standards.
• Provided support to management in upkeep of sample retain and waste disposal areas
• Performed organized testing despite large sample volume and multiple simultaneous projects

BASF Corporation, Iselin, NJ July 2019-March 2020
Research Specialist
• Prepared new automotive catalyst pilot plant batches to meet demanding customer and EPA emissions standards
• Maintained safe laboratory, chemical storage, and electronic notebook while working on multiple projects
• Worked with researcher to troubleshoot problems in material preparation and patented catalyst performance

Hudson County Comm. College IT Department, Jersey City, NJ Jan. 2013-Aug. 2013
Computer Lab Student Assistant
• Maintained computer/printer hardware/parts
• Troubleshooting/resolving students’ computer usage issues

Pace University Dept. of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, NYC, NY Jul. 2007-Nov. 2011
Research Assistant and Laboratory Technician
• Conducted chemical research with professor, resulting in publication
• Prepared chemicals and equipment for class, maintained multiple laboratories and storage areas

LEADERSHIP/ ACHIEVEMENTS
• Rutgers University Student Government Association: Community Outreach Senator, 2014-2015
• American Chemical Society: National Chemistry Week 2007-2011 May 2011Undergraduate Research Presenter,
• Research publication: Dai, Z., Carney, P., Grinberg, K., Khilla, Maykel, Mickley, A., Toledo, C. Enantiospecific Hydroxylation of Alkanes Catalyzed by Transitional Metal Complexes of Chiral Tripodal Ligands Based on Tris(2-pyridylmethyl) amine. 55th Annual Report on Research 2010, ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Pace University.

EDUCATION
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ 2013-2016
Chemistry, BS, Minor: Mathematics
Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ 2012-2013
Chemistry, AS, Magna Cum Laude
Pace University, New York City, NY 2006-2008
Chemistry, Forensic Science

VOLUNTEER WORK/SPECIAL PROJECTS
• Global Expeditions, Missionary Advisor, Panama City, Panama Summer 2011
• Campus Crusade Summer Project: Haiti, Post-Earthquake Relief Summer 2010 and Jan. 2011
• Veterans Association Hospital, Volunteer 2009