Adam Paul Karcz

  • Fysikvej, 310, 244

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby

    Denmark

20162021

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Publications

  • Lee, Amy, Adam Karcz, Ryan Akman, Tai Zheng, Sara Kwon, Szu‐Ting Chou, Sarah Sucayan et al. "Direct Observation of Dynamic Mechanical Regulation of DNA Condensation by Environmental Stimuli." Angewandte Chemie 126, no. 40 (2014): 10807-10811.
  • Eberly, Daniel, Runqing Ou, Adam Karcz, and Ganesh Skandan. "Self-Healing Nanocomposites for Reusable Composite Cryotanks." (2013).
  • Eberly, Daniel, Runqing Ou, Adam Karcz, Ganesh Skandan, Patrick Mather, and Erika Rodriguez. "Multi-Scale CNT-Based Reinforcing Polymer Matrix Composites for Lightweight Structures." (2013).
  • Karcz, Adam P. "Probing biomechanical properties of single molecule systems using optical tweezers." M.S. Diss., 2011.


International Experience:

NEI Corporation Somerset, NJ                                                                            2011 to 2015

An application driven company that utilizes nanotechnology to develop and produce advanced materials.

POLYMERS/COMPOSITES GROUP

Collaborated with design team to conceive and create innovative product concepts and provide production support.

  • Became an expert in electrospinning to introduce the technology into the company for synthesizing advance nano-scale fibers which provide new materials properties into composites.
  • Designed and implemented a new transparent armor stack for rock strike-resistant and abrasion-resistant applications.
  • Produced complex proposal design work for the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, and Disney Research; developing advanced composite systems and polymer matrix composites and providing novel polymer fibers for new initiatives by Disney.

University of Maryland College Park, MD                                                         2008 to 2011

Graduate Research Assistantship

BIOMATERIALS RESEARCH GROUP

  • Executed and led the design, analysis, and testing of DNA modified by gene therapy carriers to elucidate the mechanism of gene delivery into cells.
  • Collaborated with University of California at Berkeley to learn how to design and build an optical tweezing instrument, which required a versatile tool kit of skills to complete – circuit board assembly, software and coding troubleshooting, and laser and optics assembly.

Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ                                                                     2006 to 2007

Undergraduate Research Assistantship

OPTICS RESEARCH GROUP

Investigated the effects of metal coating on the optical properties of hollow glass waveguides during processing using several characterization techniques.



Language Skills:
English
Polish

Research areas

Product Development ■ Research & Development ■ Cross-Functional Team Collaboration

Project Planning ■ Production Start-Up ■ Characterization ■ Pro/ENGINEER ■ ImageJ

Electron Microscopy ■ Efficient Prototyping ■ Competitive Product Testing ■ Surface Spectroscopy                           

Resin Transfer Molding ■ Plastic Extrusion ■ Electrospinning ■ Strength of Materials ■ Biophysics

Polymer Matrix Composites ■ Self-healing Composites ■ Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

Transparent Armors ■ Conductive Polymers ■ Coatings ■ Plastic Injection Mold ■ Presentations

Transmission Electron Spectroscopy ■ X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy ■ Raman Spectroscopy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Technical University of Denmark

20162019

Master of Science, University of Maryland

20072011

Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University

20032007

External positions

Product Development Engineer, NEI Corporation

20112015

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