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Chemical Engineering Quality Engineer

Location:
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Posted:
January 18, 2018

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ALANA D. BYRD

*** **** ***** **. • Jackson, TN **305 • 731-***-**** • ac329f@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION:

Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN (May 2018)

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Minor in Chemistry

GPA: 3.59

Relevant Coursework: Model/Control in ChE, Process/Reactor Design, Heat/Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Material & Energy Balance, ChE Thermodynamics, Material Science, Polymeric Materials, Physical Chemistry

EXPERIENCE:

Research Assistant, Engineering Department, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN (Jan. 2017 – present)

Assisting research professor to increase the amount of adsorption of metal ions for wastewater treatment by modifying rice hulls.

Responsible for coming up with a synthesis to modify the rice hull, designing the apparatus for the treatment, making solutions, determining the capacity and regeneration capabilities of the modified rice hull, and getting results by spectrometer.

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Tutor, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN (Sept. 2015 – present)

Provide educational guidance and support to students each semester in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Research Intern, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (June 2016 - Aug. 2016)

Assisted research professor and graduate student in extracting chemicals from lignin in a flow reactor for the production of bio-based fuels, chemicals, and polymers.

Responsible for packing beds, making solutions, and operating the flow reactor.

Extern, MicroPort, Memphis, TN (Dec. 2015)

Observed and shadowed a Quality Engineer in order to develop an understanding of quality control.

CERTIFICATIONS:

SAChE Certificate Program: Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (Dec. 2017)

The Importance of Process Safety

Basics of Laboratory Safety

Hazard Recognition

Understanding Hazards and Risks

Identifying and Minimizing Process Safety Hazards

Nitrogen’s Role in Safety

ISTA CPLP (Technician): International Safe Transit Association Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (April 2015 – present)

Includes basic laboratory operations, procedures & protocols and conduct of the essential ISTA shock/drop/impact, vibration, compression, and atmospheric tests on packages.

PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS:

Plant-Based Packaging Paper (Jan. 2016)

Researched new ways of sustainable and biodegradable plant-based packaging.

http://www.packcon.org/index.php/en/articles/102-2016/130-plant-based-packaging-materials

Bulging: Soda vs Water Bottles, Proceedings of the PACKCON 2015 Conference (Dec. 2015)

Determined and compared the relative differences between soda and water bottles bulging at high temperatures for long periods of time.

LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES:

NSBE: National Society of Black Engineers (Sept. 2014 – present)

Vice President (2017-present): Assist President and other executive officers in completing their duties and effectively contribute to the organizations operations.

Secretary (2016-2017): Maintained chapter calendar, arranged meetings/conferences, and handled/publicized all chapter news and conducted multifaceted campaigns.

AIChE: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Sept. 2014 – present)

Communications Chair (2014-2015): Maintain, handle, and publicize all chapter news and conduct multifaceted campaigns.



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