ARVIND SAMBASIVAN****, ********* *****, ***# **
Los Angeles, CA- 90007 323-***-****
Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.82
University of Southern California( USC), Los Angeles May 2013
Bachelor of Technology( Hons), Chemical Engineering, GPA 8.37
Indian Institute of Technology( IIT), Kharagpur, India June 2011
Unit Operations, Process Equipment Design, Process Control, Computer Aided Process Engg, Modeling and Analysis of Chemical Engg Systems, Kinetics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Thermal Systems Design, Polymer Science, Industrial Ecology
In- plant trainee, Imagico India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India June 2012
Analysed operations at the pigment dispersion plant and development facilities, which housed various units like manufacturing, quality testing, R&D, packaging and administrative.
Recommended steps for optimizing Pre- mixing, Wet Grinding & Batch Production processes for cost reduction.
Summer Intern, POSTECH, Pohang, S Korea May - July 2010
Researched self-assembly of block co- polymers( Pluronic) and synthesized microparticles using PDMS microchannels at the Biofluid and Biomimic Research Center( BBRC).
Summer Intern, National Chemical Laboratory( NCL), Pune, India May - July 2009
Investigated gelation of a synthetic mineral particle Laponite', using characterization techniques like light scattering at the Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering( CFPE) group.
ACADEMIC PROJECT EXPERIENCE
University of Southern California September - December 2012
Detailed process design of a VOC destruction system for thermally oxidizing the pollutant emissions from a fragrance blending plant with maximized heat recovery and 99.9% efficiency.
Included heat/ material balances, PFD's, P&ID's; designed heat exchangers; sized thermal oxidizers & pipes.
University of Southern California January - May 2013
Comparative cradle- to- gate' Life Cycle Assessment( LCA) of natural gas extraction by conventional technologies and hydraulic fracking.
B Tech project, IIT Kharagpur July 2010 - May 2011
Mathematically modelled bubble nucleation & diffusion driven growth from nanoparticles in polymeric foaming.
Ahn S, et al., Polymeric self-assembly changes by surface- modified and in-situ- grown nanoparticles, Polymer,
Volume 54, Issue 3( 2013), pp. 1004-1009 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2012.11.082)
HONORS & AWARDS
Awarded Dean's Master's Fellowship Award by Viterbi School of Engineering, USC 2011-12
Recipient of the Reserve Bank of India Golden Jubilee Scholarship 2007-11
LEADERSHIP & INTERESTS
Captained Bronze winning Vocabulary Quiz' and Silver winning Chemical Innovation' hall teams. 2010-11
Secretary and member of the Cricket' team, Nehru Hall of Residence 2008-11
Playing the Indian percussion instrument Tabla'.
Familiar with C / C++; Windows; MS Office, Origin, AUTOCAD P&ID, Aspen Plus, CES EduPack and Polymath.
Languages Known: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and German( Elementary).