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Engineering Assistant

Location:
Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701, United States
Posted:
May 30, 2010

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************ ******

*** **** ******** **, ***# **-B, Rapid City, SD 57701

Email: ***********.******@*****.*****.***

Phone: 605-***-**** (Mobile)

OBJECTIVE:

To have a challenging position in chemical engineering where I could apply

all major principles and my specialized interested areas of application

namely Thermodynamics, Fluid dynamics, Reactor design, Mass and Heat

transfer by which I can apply my wide knowledge and professional expertise

in the field of chemical engineering.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

M. S. in Chemical Engineering

(Aug 2007 - Aug 2009)

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T), Rapid City, SD

GPA: 3.9/4.0

B. S. in Chemical Engineering

(Aug 2003 - May 2007)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh, India

GPA: 3.9/4.0

SKILLS:

. Experimental Skills: HR-TEM, MBS, HPLC, SEM and TEM analysis.

. Software: MS Office, Polymath, Aspen Plus, Matlab, Stat-Ease.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Job Title : Graduate Research Assistant

(Sep 2007 - July 2009)

Chemical and Biological Engineering, SDSM&T

> Description: i) Biofuel production using microbes isolated from the

Homestake Gold mine, South Dakota Isolated microbes which ferments

Xylose, Glucose and Glycerol for the production of ethanol.

Characterized the microbes and estimated the growth kinetics.

> ii) Establishment of Permeable Reactive Bio-Barriers for Uranium

Removal and characterize the role of Iron minerals on Uranium fate and

transport as a part of Masters Thesis. Investigated the influence of

Oxygen and Iron on the stability of SRB-mediated reduced Uranium.

Analyzed samples for concentrations of Fe(II), sulfate, lactate,

sulfide and SRB in inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy

(ICPMS) at Chemical and Biological Engineering laboratory, SDSM&T.

Job Title : Graduate Teaching Assistant

(Sep 2007 - Sep 2008)

Chemical and Biological Engineering, SDSM&T

> Description: Trained sophomores in formulation of a plan of

investigation for studying/troubleshooting a piece of process

equipment/unit operation. Experiments included Control valve

characteristics, Residence time distribution in CSTR, Gravity-drained

tanks, Characterization of Feedback control elements, Closed loop

temperature control.

Job Title : Industrial Trainee

(Dec 2006- May 2007)

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, Andhra Pradesh, India.

> Description: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd is the India's leading

pharmaceutical Industries. Worked as Industrial Trainee in Solvent

Recovery System at R & D center on "Recovery of MIBK from Mother

Liquor of Rantidine" as a part of undergraduate thesis. Recovery of

MIBK is carried out in two stages with removal of salts and water by

using Distillation.

ACHIEVEMENTS

. Awarded Nelson Fellowship for AY08-09

. Secured first prize in Chess competition conducted at Maitm Youth

Festival -2007

POSTER PRESENTATION

. ****** RN, Sani RK, Bischoff KM, Hughes SR and Dixon DJ.

"Characterization of Biofuel-Producing Microbes Isolated From The

Homestake Gold Mine, Lead, South Dakota". The 11th Black Hills

Research Symposium. March 24-26, 2009.

. Peyton BM, Ginn T, Sani RK, Spycher N, Stewart B, Issarangkun M,

Barkouki T, De J, ****** RN. "Subsurface Uranium Fate and Transport:

Integrated Experiments and Modeling of Coupled Biogeochemical

Mechanisms of Nanocrystalline Uraninite Oxidation by Fe(III

(hydr)oxides". DOE-ERSP 4th Annual PI Meeting 2009. April 20-23, 2009;

National Conference Center, Lansdowne, Virginia, USA.

. Christopher LP, Rastogi G, Muppidi GL, Lo, C.-M, ****** RN, Adhikari

A, Bang SS and Sani RK. "Novel bacterial cellulases for improved

saccharification of lignocellulosics". 238th ACS National Meeting &

Exposition, August 16-20, 2009, Washington, DC, USA.

. Sani RK, Rastogi G, Muppidi GL, Lo, C-M, ****** RN, Adhikari A, Bang

SS and Christopher LP. "Discovery of new extremozymes with unique

cellulose-degrading properties". International Fuel Ethanol Workshop

and Expo (FEW), June 15-18, 2009, Denver, CO, USA.

. Rastogi G, Muppidi GL, ****** RN, Adhikari A, Christopher LP and Sani

RK. "Characterization of extremophilic cellulose-degrading bacteria

from the deep subsurface of the Homestake gold mine, Lead, South

Dakota, USA". 31st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals,

May 3-6, 2009, San Francisco, USA.

PUBLICATION

. Rastogi G, Muppidi GL, ****** RN, Adhikari A, Bischoff KM, Hughes SR,

Apel WA, Bang SS, Dixon DJ, Sani RK. "Isolation and characterization

of cellulose-degrading bacteria from the deep subsurface of the

Homestake gold mine, Lead, South Dakota, USA". 2009. J Ind Microbiol

Biotechnol.

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