Pavel A. Sedach,, 1-403-399-9814

Personal note: I am extremely grateful to everyone that I have worked with and everyone that has supported me throughout my education and career choices.

Longest held occupation: private tutor, 2004 to present


2013-2015: MCAT Course Instructor for Prep 101

2011-Present: Chemistry 201, 203, 209 and 351 prep course instructor for Prep 101

The courses cover all class material in 10-12 hours and are designed for University of Calgary courses. A typical class is 30 people and my average rating as an instructor is 5.59 out of 6 and >75% very satisfied (approaching the top 2% of instructors, defined as >80% very satisfied)

2012-Present: Full time private instructor

Advertised, created the material for and taught my first Chemistry 30 Prep Course for my own company in June 2012

2012: Honors Pre-Employment Carpenter – SAIT, Alberta, Canada

M.Sc. (2009-2011)

2009-2011: M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry with a focus on Photovoltaics – University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

M.Sc. thesis published entitled ‘Nanoscale TiO2 and Fe2O3 Architectures for Solar Energy Conversion Schemes’ was completed under Dr. Curtis P. Berlinguette


2013: Photochemical Route for Accessing Amorphous Metal Oxide Materials for Water Oxidation Catalysis

Smith, R.D.L., Prévot, M.S., Fagan, R.D., Zhang, Z., Sedach, P.A., Siu, M.K.J., Trudel, S., Berlinguette, C.P.

Science, 2013, 340(6128) pp. 60-63. DOI: 10.1126/science.1233638

2010: Solution Growth of Anatase TiO2 Nanowires from Transparent Conducting Glass Substrates

Sedach, P.A.; Gordon T. J.; Sayed Y.S.; Fürstenhaupt T.; Sui R.; Baumgartner T.; Berlinguette, C.P.,

J. Mat. Chem. 2010, 24 (20), 5063-5069, DOI: 10.1039/C0JM00266F

Presentations given:

2010: Pavel A. Sedach, Curtis P. Berlinguette, Solution Growth of Anatase TiO2 Nanowires from Transparent Conducting Glass Substrates, Pacifichem

2010: Pavel. A. Sedach Organoboron Emitters for Use in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), University of Calgary Chemistry 603 Presentation

Courses taken:

Chemistry 619 – Electronics for Chemists – B+

Chemistry 689 – Solid State Electrochemistry – A-

Chemistry 659 – Advances in Organic Materials – A-

Chemistry 623 – Chemistry of the Main Group Elements – A

Courses assisted:

Organic Chemistry – Chem 351, Chem 353, and Chem 355

Consistently ranked as an excellent instructor in organic chemistry courses


2011: Alberta Heritage Fund Scholarship

2011: Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship

2010: Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship

Volunteer work during M.Sc.:

2011: Volunteered for the All Science Challenge and proposed and helped design the original electrochemical cell (voltaic cell) challenge

2010-2011: VP Communications of the Chemistry Graduate Students Association

2010: IT Manager of the Strength and Fitness Club – University of Calgary

2009-2010: Volunteered for the Campus Fair Chemistry Exhibit

Other accomplishments:

2010: Competed in the Canadian Powerlifting Union Nationals

B.Sc. (2004-2008)

2004-2008: B.Sc. in Chemistry – University of Calgary – Alberta, Canada

B.Sc. thesis project entitled ‘Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties of Cyclometalated Ruthenium Complexes’ was completed under Dr. Curtis P. Berlinguette


2009: On the Viability of Using Cyclometalated Ru(II) Complexes for Light Harvesting Applications

Bomben P.G.; Robson K.C.D.; Sedach P.A.; Berlinguette C.P., Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48 (20), 9631–9643, DOI: 10.1021/ic900653q


2008: Pavel A. Sedach, Curtis P. Berlinguette, Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties of Cyclometalated Ruthenium Complexes, University of Calgary Chemistry Undergraduate Research Symposium


2007: MBraun Award

2007: Undergraduate Peer Assistance Bursary

Volunteer work during B.Sc.:

2007-2008: Chemistry Students Chapter (CSC) President – University of Calgary

Lead the CSC to earn the Canadian Institute of Chemistry Chapter Merit Award for best chapter in Canada. Routinely spoke to groups as large as 250 people. Worked with over 14 volunteers

2004-2007: Liaison of the Chemistry Students Chapter (CSC) – University of Calgary

Volunteered as a representative of the CSC for four years prior to becoming president. Also held volunteer positions in the University of Calgary Career Centre, Calgary Youth Science Fair, Campus Fair and the Students’ Union

Other accomplishments:

2008: Certified Speed Reader

2008: Analyst – Maxxam Analytics inc.

Managed two Konelab spectrophotometric analyzers and updated a vast range of related reagents.

Pre 2004

2000-2004: Sir Winston Churchill High School International Baccalaureate Graduate

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