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Kevin Nguyen

 Home Address                                              Cell 630-977-9260                                   Campus Address       1158 Hancock St.                                            knguyen3@nd.edu                                      305 Carroll Hall        Carol Stream, IL 60188                                         e-Portfolio:                                 Notre Dame, IN 46556





Glenbard North High School, Carol Stream, IL 

June 2010


Academic High Honors for All Year

GPA: 4.8/4.0


University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 

May 2014

Dean’s List 2010

Majors: Biochemistry and Chinese

GPA: 3.6/4.0



  • President Obama’s Academic Excellence Award
  • National AP Scholar Award
  • 2010 Recipient of Balfour-Hesburgh Scholarship 
  • 2011 Recipient of Balfour-Hesburgh Fellowship


Research Assistant

 Notre Dame Sino-Vietnamese Historical Research: Notre Dame, IN September 2013-Present

  • Research the events of Sino-Vietnamese history from the Vietnamese perspective
  • Translate history textbooks from grades 4 through 12 currently used in Vietnam

Research Honors Thesis                                                                                                                                          Notre Dame Actinide Research Lab: Notre Dame, IN August 2013-Present

  • Research thesis on the formation of uranium nanocluster structures at ambient temperatures in aqueous solution

Lab Research Assistant

Notre Dame Actinide Research Lab: Notre Dame, IN August 2011-Present

  • Research actinide polyoxometalates such as uranium nanoclusters
  • Undertake nuclear energy research at the Energy Frontier Research Center
  • Conduct research relevant to the nuclear fuel cycle and recycling of nuclear waste for cleaner energy
  • Publication as second author on Time Resolved Assembly of Chiral Uranyl Peroxo Cage Clusters Containing Belts of Polyhedra in the ACS journal Inorganic Chemistry
  • Conducting research for senior research thesis

Sustainability Commisioner

University of Notre Dame Office of Sustainability: Notre Dame, IN April 2012-May 2013

  • Plan and organize events such as lectures pertaining to sustainability and campus energy competitions
  • Led dorm Carroll Hall to energy reduction in a two week period of over 30%
  • Led dorm Carroll Hall to an undefeated record in spring 2013 energy competitions 

Chemistry Teaching Assistant

University of Notre Dame: Notre Dame, IN June 2011-August 2011

  • Tutor rising Balfour Hesburgh Scholars in general chemistry and inorganic chemistry
  • Mentor and help create a four-year plan for rising Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars at Notre Dame
  • Plan, budget and coordinate travel and expenses for events 

Calculus Consultant 

Shmoop University: Palo Alto, CA August 2010-August 2011

  • Write and edit calculus modules for calculus I and calculus II students
  • Review and approve ACT and SAT preparation material for website before launch

Mathematics Tutor

Glenbard North High School: Carol Stream, IL April 2007-June 2010

  • Tutor high school students in calculus, geometry, algebra, and trigonometry


  • Native fluency in English and Vietnamese
  • Conversational Mandarin Chinese fluency
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • CPR certification
  • Cetified EMT-B
  • General laboratory skills and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Handling of radioactive materials
  • Organic separation, TLC and column chromatography
  • XRD, SAXS and crystal structure resolving


  • Balfour-Hesburgh Program, Scholar and Fellow
  • Notre Dame Taekwondo Club, Vice President
  • DuPage Convalescent Center Volunteer
  • Spring Visitation Committee, Board Member
  • Building Bridges Mentoring Program, Mentee
  • American Chemical Society, Member
  • Asian American Association, Member
  • Vietnamese Student Association, Member
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