Stephen J. Johnson

Email: first.middleinitial.last at gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stephenjjohnson

Summary

  • Environmental, biological, and enhanced oil recovery research professional
  • Works independently or in a team with leadership experience
  • Strong analytical, data science and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Project management experience
  • Editorial expertise in academic, technical and marketing contexts

Work Experience

January 2005 – present
RESEARCH SCIENTIST & LECTURER
Tertiary Oil Recovery Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
Researcher on DOE and industry-funded projects developing microbial enhanced oil recovery techniques, and nanotechnology for oil and gas applications. Promoted from Postdoctoral Researcher (January 2006).

  • Research
    • Plan and conduct research into improved and enhanced oil recovery
      • supercritical CO2 foam for hydraulic fracturing; biosurfactants to alter wettabilty of carbonate rocks; encapsulation of oilfield chemicals in nanoscale particles
    • Develop experimental and analytical methods; SOPs; risk assessments
    • Write and edit manuscripts for publication
    • Develop grant proposals for internally and externally funded projects
  • Service & Teaching
    • Water Recovery & Reuse Working Group; Open Access Advisory Board
    • Supervise, train and mentor students; Serve on graduate student committees
      • PhD: M. Salehi (2009); R. Barati (2010); W. Li (2016); M. Vassoumeh (2017); W. Gilbert (in progress); M. Alhajeri (in progress)
      • MS: K. Eisert (2006); B. Cook (2008); V. Vaca (2010); C. Bose (in progress)
    • Train and mentor staff and postdoctoral researchers
    • Taught C&PE 522 Economic Appraisal of Chemical & Petroleum Projects (Fall 2007)
  • Outreach
    • Assist at TORP technology transfer events
    • Meet with visiting seminar speakers, industry partners, etc.
    • Attend field sites, conferences and professional meetings
    • Peer review/editing
      • academic editor for PLOS ONE (October 2010 – January 2017); PeerJ (July 2012 – January 2017)
      • peer reviewer
    • Careers in Petroleum Engineering presentation to High School Girls (2010)
    • KU Natural History Museum - assist in Geology and Aquatic Biology summer camps (2004 – present)

January 2017 – present
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Sanaterre Consulting, Lawrence, KS, USA
Contract editorial services.

May 2014 – May 2015
FREELANCE EDITOR
Edanz Group Limited, Hong Kong & Tokyo
Provided fast, accurate English language and technical copy editing of environmental science and engineering manuscripts for Chinese and Japanese authors.

October 2003 – May 2004
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW
University of Greenwich, Chatham, UK
Technical manager of a field-scale project to remediate soil contaminated with polyaromatic hydrocarbons, using white-rot fungi and rhizoremediation.

September 2001 – September 2003
MICROBIOLOGY & IT DEMONSTRATOR/LECTURER
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Demonstrated general and medical microbiological techniques to undergraduates. Trained undergraduates in the use of MS Excel to analyze data and produce charts for inclusion in reports generated in MS Word.

April 2002 – June 2002
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TECHNICIAN
University of Edinburgh, UK
Set up staff and student PCs. Partitioned hard drives; installed operating systems (MS Windows 98SE/NT/2000 and RedHat Linux) and applications; configured networking; diagnosed and repaired hardware problems; instructed end users.

September 2000 – October 2003
WEB DESIGNER/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT
Sanaterre Consulting, Edinburgh, UK
Freelance commercial web design. Provided information on international contaminated land guidelines.

September 1999 – March 2000
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Cranfield University, UK
Technical support to a project for National Grid Limited. Experimental work in a project to assess the transport and degradation of cable oil in soil; trained student researcher in anaerobic and microbiological techniques.

August 1998 – September 2000
PRODUCT MANAGER
Abington Partners, Bath, UK
Marketed video/datalogging equipment and software; researched and developed datalogging products for science education and research; website design and management.

May 1998 – July 1998
PRODUCT SPECIALIST – BIOLOGY
Philip Harris Education, Shenstone, UK
Returned to this position for three months before leaving to pursue a Master’s degree in Environmental Diagnostics.

May 1995 – May 1998
PROJECT COMMISSIONING ENGINEER
Philip Harris International, UK & Ghana
Installed, commissioned and maintained scientific equipment and materials; computers and datalogging equipment in 110 Science Resource Centres in Ghana, West Africa; 19.7M ($35M) project for the Ghanaian Ministry of Education.

June 1991 – April 1995
TECHNICAL OFFICER/PRODUCT SPECIALIST – BIOLOGY
Philip Harris Education, Shenstone, UK
Technical and marketing support for biological apparatus and materials for a major UK science education supplier; supported data logging equipment and software; wrote instructional and promotional text started as a mainly technical position but was expanded to include more marketing responsibilities including identifying, sourcing and development of new products for biology education; responsible for over 6000 products.

July 1990 – June 1991
QC/QA ASSISTANT
Telford Foods Limited, UK
QC/QA for a major manufacturer of ‘own brand’ breakfast cereals and packet soups; quality control/assurance duties including ingredient and product testing, laboratory analysis of salt and fat content, set up a fat analysis laboratory, staff training.

Education

2000 – 2003
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, University of Edinburgh, UK
“Microbial degradation of linear alkylbenzene cable oil in soil and aqueous culture under aerobic and anaerobic conditions”
Advisors: Prof. D. Andrew Barry & Prof. Nick Christofi
Graduated 7th July 2004.

1998 – 2000
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL DIAGNOSTICS
Institute for BioScience and Technology, Cranfield University, UK
“Monitoring and control of in situ bioremediation of soil contaminated with cable oil”
Advisor: Prof. Naresh Magan
Graduated 8th June 2001.

  • Environmental Legislation and Standards
  • Systems Approach to Environmental Management
  • Biological, Physical and Engineering Principles
  • Industrial and Agricultural Processes
  • The Environment and the Nature of Pollution
  • Environmental Monitoring I: Physical Method
  • Environmental Monitoring II: Chemical Methods
  • Environmental Monitoring III: Biological Methods
  • Remedial Technology I: Water Treatment
  • Remedial Technology II: Gaseous & Solid Waste

1986 – 1990
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) IN BIOLOGY
School of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
Graduated 9th July 1990.

Workshops and Short Courses

  • Coursera (www.coursera.org, 2013 – present)
    • Data Scientist’s Toolbox; Computing for Data Analysis; Data Analysis; R Programming; Getting and Cleaning Data; Reproducible Research (Johns Hopkins)
    • Experimentation for Improvement (McMaster University)
    • Learning How to Learn (UCSD)
    • Programming (Python) for Everybody (Michigan University)
    • Statistics One (Princeton University)
    • Songwriting; Introduction to Guitar (Berklee College)
  • University of Kansas (2005 – present)
    • Software Carpentry
    • Academic Civility Workshop
    • Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager
    • GIS I - Introduction to ArcMap; GIS II - Intermediate ArcMap
    • Conversational Chinese
    • SPSS I - Getting Started; SPSS II - Building SPSS Skills
    • Best Practices of Networking
    • Grant Writing and Submissions
    • NSF Science Communication workshop - Becoming the Messenger
    • Introduction to Photoshop; Intermediate Photoshop
  • Napier University (2002 – 2003)
    • Teaching at University (Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education)
  • University of Edinburgh (2000 – 2003)
    • Project Management
    • Thesis/Paper Writing
    • Scientific Computing Tools: Unix I; Unix II; LaTeX
    • Introduction to Writing Web Pages; More HTML; Advanced Web Pages

Other information

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Biologist, Member of the Royal Society of Biology (1988 – present)
  • Society for General Microbiology (2003 – 2012)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (2005 – present)

Computing Skills

  • Programming
    • R; RStudio; Rmarkdown
    • Git; GitHub
    • HTML; CSS
    • LaTeX
    • Python
    • MATLAB
  • Applications
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); LibreOffice/OpenOffice
    • Inkscape; GIMP; Paintshop
    • Minitab; SPSS
    • Endnote; Zotero; Procite; BibTeX
  • Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Windows; Linux; OS X; Android

Online Resources

Awards

  • 2000 Finalist, Most Promising PhD Student - Laboratory New Awards
  • 1984 Chief Scout’s Award

Languages

  • English - Native
  • Spanish - Basic
  • French - Basic

Interests

  • Travel; Photography; Hiking; Cycling; SF; Open Access