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  • Utah ( May-2025 )
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA

About (Summary)

My name is Anh Nguyen, an Analytical Chemistry Ph.D student at the University of Utah. As a single mom with English as a second language and a first-generation college student, being admitted to the Chemistry graduate program at the University of Utah is one of the best rewards. I have my Bachelor's in Chemistry from the University of Utah. I am currently a graduate research assistant in Prof. Jennifer Shumaker-Parry. We are focusing on studying nanostructures' properties and behaviors with different spectroscopic as well as their application in sensing and detection. My project specifically studies the Aluminum nanocrescents' chiroptical as well as the potential applications in sensing and detection.


The Salt Lake Community College
Associate in Chemistry
2012 to 2015
the University of Utah
Professional Chemistry
2015 to 2020
the University of Utah
Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry
2020 to 2025

Your Major

Analytical Chemistry

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and Awards

Scholarship recipient Issued by the New Leadership Academy, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
I was 1 in 5 woman who were awarded to attend the Utah state wide 2022 Utah Women's Leadership Institute for the Exclusive Career Development
Graduate Student Travel Assistance Award
I was awarded $500 to assist the registration fee for the 2022 Nobel Metal Nanoparticle GRC conference attendant
Minority women in STEm scholarship
I was awarded $2000 from the University of Utah Women resource for my achievement in undergraduate education
Granted research
I was funded by the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Utah for my undergraduate research project
Scholarship from the Chemistry department at the Salt Lake Community College
I was awarded $1000 for tuition from the Chemistry department at the Salt Lake Community College

Grad School Interests

My graduate research focus on plasmonic resonance nanostructures' behavior and properties by characterizing them with spectroscopies. It opens up potential to apply affordable cost nanostructures in sensing and detection.

Intended Job Path

My dream career is working on research and development for the USA military or in the area of bioanalytical analysis in the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Experience

graduate research assistant
the University of Utah
August, 2020 to August, 2025
undergraduate research assistant
the University of Utah
July, 2018 to August, 2020
restaurant manager
The Tepanyaki restaurant
July, 2014 to May, 2016
Lacai noodle house
September, 2012 to July, 2014
front desk receptionist
The Grand America hotel
May, 2010 to August, 2012


Chem SAC's mentoring Chairman Committee
the University of Utah
August, 2021 to August, 2025
Host for ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry's Social Events
the American Chemistry Society
November, 2021 to May, 2025
Undergraduate Chemistry Peer Mentor
the University of Utah
January, 2019 to May, 2019
Judge for the annually Salt Lake City School District Science and the annually University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair
the Salt Lake City School District and the University of Utah
March, 2021 to May, 2025
Chemistry tutor in Chemistry department
the Salt Lake Community College
January, 2013 to May, 2013
Vietnamese community entertainment club
Vietnamese community at Utah
May, 2012 to July, 2012


I love to listen to music. I am obsessed with watching Korean drama though I don't really have time at this moment, since I have to fulfilled being mom, graduate research assistant and teaching assistant sometimes.


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