Sidney Eichelberger

(972)-921-9159 ·

Hey there! Welcome to my portfolio. I am a biochemist and engineer who is passionate about using bio-inspired products to enhance sustainability and healthcare.

I received a double major in Biochemistry and Philosophy with a minor in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University in December of 2020. I am currently an Intern at Mary Kay's R3 facility, assisting the Product Integrity group by developing methodologies for the characterization and analysis of materials.

In September of 2021, I will be moving to California to begin my Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Irvine.


Product Integrity and Materials Science Intern

Mary Kay Inc.

• Establishing methods for preparing and analyzing package and raw material samples using a FTIR Continuum Microscope

• Conducting thermal analysis to characterize polyethylenes and polymer blends in product packaging

• Assisting efforts to characterize and test alternate-source packaging and raw materials

May 2021 - August 2021

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Garcia-Bosch Research Lab

• Synthesis of ligands and four-coordinate ligand-metal complexes

• Testing of complexes catalytic properties in organic redox

• Characterization of compounds using IR, UV-Vis, and NMR spectroscopy

• Spearheading capstone-level research project as an Engaged Learning Fellow

July 2017 - May 2021

Bioengineering Intern

NASA Ames Research Center

• Designed life support systems for the International Space Station that recycle and purify cabin air

• Researched 3D-printable, zeolite materials as adsorption beds for carbon dioxide capture

August 2020 - December 2020

Advanced Materials and Processing Intern

NASA Langley Research Center

• Researched materials to be used as reversibly assembling feedstocks for in-space manufacturing

• Studied reversible chemical reactions of maleimide/furan functionalities on polymer-coated epoxy particles

• Performed synthesis, spectroscopic testing, and thermal testing of novel polymeric materials

August 2019 - December 2019

Lab Assistant

SMU Department of Biological Sciences

• Directed the CRISPR/Cas9 system to edit TP53 in Drosophila under the supervision of Dr.Alejandro D’Brot

• Determined primers, enzymes, restriction sites and designed sgRNA constructs

• Presented relevant publications in group meetings

August 2018 - August 2019

Resident Assistant

SMU Department of Residence Life and Student Housing

• Planned, organized, and hosted social and educational programs

• Organized events that promoted community building, academic success, and self-care

• Managed resident conflicts, responded to crisis situations, and enforced university policy for over 500 students

August 2017 - March 2019


University of California, Irvine

Samueli School of Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Septeber 2021 - July 2026

Southern Methodist University

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
B.S. Biochemistry
B.A. Philosophy
Minor in Mathematics

GPA: 3.6

August 2016 - December 2020

School for the Talented and Gifted

Townview Magnet Center

Activities and Societies: AP Scholar with Distinction, National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Varsity Swim Team Captain, Varsity Water Polo Captain

August 2012 - May 2016


Microsoft Office
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint

  • IR, NMR, UV-Vis.
  • DSC, TGA, Instron
  • Organic synthesis, Inorganic synthesis, Anaerobic techniques
  • Polymer synthesis, Polymer characterization, Block Copolymers

  • SolidWorks

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