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Location:
Los Angeles, California, 90007, United States
Posted:
June 09, 2013
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ARVIND SAMBASIVAN

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EDUCATION

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

Relevant Coursework:
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

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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'.

SKILLS

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).