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Kikku Zeiner Fukushima
MBA graduate , NY
New York, United States
Driven researcher eager to address environmental and sustainability issues through strategic plans and scientific initiatives. Methodical, organized and analytical with resourceful and detail-focused nature. Dedicated to applying expertise to growth-oriented position focused on promoting environmental causes and sustainable practices. Authorized to work in the US for any employer.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
From 2015 to 2019 I worked as Consular Officer at the Austrian Consulate General in New York. During this time I liaised with local organizations to develop and actualize strategic plans to advance both parties objectives; cultivated and maintained strong diplomatic relationships with foreign governments and local, state and federal United States governmental entities; worked handling consular issues and emergencies to support Austrian citizens; and streamlined and managed day-to-day logistics as well as logistics associated with visits from top political representatives from Austria.
From 2014 to 2015, I was a visiting researcher at Columbia University Medical Center conducting research and experiments in the field of stem cells for dental tissue regeneration.From 2010 to 2012, I worked as Postdoctoral researcher at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. During that time, I conducted research pertaining to green engineering and nanotechnology for industrial and bone tissue-engineering applications; worked with polymer, environmentalists, and tissue engineering professionals to improve research and garner a deeper grasp of related topics, and wrote and presented six scientific research papers and book chapters.
From 2006 to 2009, I worked as researcher at the Polytechnic of Turin in Italy and proposed and implemented research focused on nanotechnology and biodegradable polymers for environmentally friendly materials and green industrial applications (packaging, food packaging, transport, fire-retardant materials). I wrote and presented 17 scientific research papers and book chapters; advanced knowledge of green engineering, polymer science and nanotechnology research studies; worked with polymer, biologists and chemistry professionals to improve research and broaden my knowledge of related topics; shared research findings through national and international presentations and conferences; collaborated with engineers and project managers regarding design parameters for industrial projects. Since 2010 I have had multiple new and challenging working roles due to relocations associated with spouse employment in the diplomatic service.
Education:
I have a multidisciplinary background in the field of Nanotechnology, Materials Science, and Sustainability Management. More detailed, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science Engineering. In 2009, I completed my Ph.D. studies in Nanotechnology of Materials. In December 2019, I completed by MBA studies in Sustainability Management.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Activities and Honors:
• Member of American Chemical Society, American Nano Society, Association of Women for Science, and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' ProTalento Latino.
• Awards: Named as one of the top professionals in the field of chemistry by Nova Science Publishers, October 2012.
• Biography included in 8 consecutive annual editions of Marquis Who’s Who in the World from 2011 to 2019, Who’s Who in Asia 2012, and Who's Who in America 2016.
• Reviewer of 17 recognized scientific journals issued by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley, Elsevier, American Society for Composites, Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures, International Journal of Molecular Science, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Languages:
• Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. Professional proficiency in German. Conversational in French and Mandarin.

Certifications:
• Certification, Sustainable Development by SDG Academy and Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York, USA (September 2019).
• Certification, Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (April 2019).

Hobbies:
Egyptology, traveling, learning foreign languages, Open water diver, Astronomy, and Arts.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, French, Spanish, Italian, German
    Nationality:
    Austria , Venezuela
    LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/kikku-zeiner-fukushima-b9289529
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