Dylan Bleier is a chemistry student who wants to help create a solar-powered future.
Dylan Bleier's Bio:
Dylan Bleier is a junior in college majoring in chemistry, working toward a solar energy future. Dylan Bleier is a talented, creative scientific thinker. He also does work to help end structural racism and extreme inequality. In his free time, Dylan Bleier enjoys ultimate frisbee, bushcrafting, backpacking, and bicycling.
Dylan Bleier's other website is http://dylanbleier.com/
Dylan Bleier's Experience:
Media Production Intern at Tech StartupMay 2014 - Present | Ithaca, New York
Producing instructional videos that demonstrate use of scientific lab products.
Researcher at Cornell UniversityDecember 2013 - Present | Ithaca, New York
Summer Camp Counselor at Ithaca Media ArtsAugust 2013 - August 2013
Supervising kids; teaching them Lego Mindstorms Robotics, WordPress, CAD, and 3D printing.
Student Researcher at Oberlin CollegeJanuary 2012 - May 2013
Matthew J. Elrod Lab; for credit during academic year; paid researcher in summer 2012 Studied reactions of monoterpene-derived epoxide intermediates on SOA (secondary organic aerosol). Monoterpenes, alkenes produced mainly by trees, are thought to form epoxide intermediates which play a role in both tropospheric ozone and SOA formation, and are thus linked to air pollution and global climate change. Studied kinetics of isomerization, ether-forming, and de/hydration reactions of alpha-pinene-derived epoxide intermediates in SOA environments via 'H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. This will allow for a more detailed quantitative modeling of monoterpene-derived atmospheric SOA.
Summer Research Intern at e2e MaterialsJune 2011 - August 2011
Prepared various proprietary formulations of an ecologically friendly, low VOC-emitting fiberboard from kenaf (a fast growing plant) fiber, impregnated with a soy-protein-based cross-linking resin. e2e biocomposite is a safer, more environmentally-benign alternative to medium density fiberboard, which off-gasses formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Tested samples for screw retention, modulus of elasticity, and Young's modulus, as well as insect, mold, and water resistance.
Summer Research Intern at Boston UniversityJune 2010 - August 2010
Worked in Corey R. J. Stephenson Lab on synthesis and fluorescence quenching of Ir and Ru metal-organic complexes for photoredox catalysis, an environmentally friendly, economically practical, "operationally simple and mild" means of accessing free radicals crucial to many organic syntheses.
Farm Worker at West Haven Organic FarmJune 2009 - August 2009
Planting, weeding, thinning, working on irrigation system, harvesting, washing, grading, packaging.
Dylan Bleier's Education:
College of Sciences2014 – 2016BSConcentration: Chemistry
Oberlin College2011 – 2013Concentration: Chemistry and Physics
Ithaca High School2007 – 2011
Dylan Bleier's Interests & Activities:
Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Politics, Poverty Alleviation, Social Justice, Science and Technology