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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Chicago, Illinois, United States
April 09, 2018

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Abhishek Subhash Magadum

Chicago, IL *****.

E mail:, Contact:312-***-****.


Looking for full-time opportunity in a reputed organization where my technical skills and experience is utilized for the growth of the organization. Ability to establish priorities and meet challenges, work in a fast-paced environment. EDUCATION:

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL GPA-3.4/4.0 Master of Chemical Engineering May 2016

Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India GPA 3.74/4.0 Bachelor of Chemical Engineering June 2013


• Unit operations, Process design, Process control, process data analysis, electrochemical engineering, Chemical reaction engineering, thermodynamics, molecular engineering, heat and mass transfer calculations, bio process engineering, Quality assurance, Biochemical engineering, plant & equipment design, SPC, RCA, Six sigma, HPLC, Spectroscopy, Process Design, Six Sigma, process validation, Sterilization and depyrogenation validation, Aseptic processes validation, Statistical analysis, project management.


• AutoCAD, MATLAB, Aspen plus, CHEMCAD, HYSYS, Autodesk Plant Design Suite, AutoCAD P&ID, Chemoffice ultra, Minitab, JMP, Proficient in C, C++, SAS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, advanced presentation skills, GMP, Trackwise.


Validation Engineer, GXP Validation Services October 2016-present

• Primarily responsible for process, utilities and equipment validation/qualification along with process design, process risk analysis/ FMEA, batch studies and statistical analysis.

• Established validation protocols, CQA (Critical Quality Attributes), CPP (Critical Process Parameters), Process Controls and acceptance criteria for validation.

• Developed critical validation lifecycle documentation to support the qualification/validation of equipment, processes and facilities such as Summary report, process validation master plan(PVMP), validation protocol and report.

• Performed product and process evaluations to identify areas for improvement. Recommend solutions to identified problems.

• Conducted DOE, PFMEA, Statistical analysis and capability studies (Cp and CPK).

• Investigated deviations/ nonconformance issues, resolved the issues by defining and implementing corrective actions.

• Conducted impact analysis and implemented changes in process and products, updated design documents, PFD’s, MBR’s etc.

• Participated and managed small to medium Capital projects involving process changes/ improvements, scale up of bench/ lab studies.

• Updated and maintained Qualification Program SOPs, forms, records to meet cGMP’s and local, state and federal regulatory

(FDA) requirements.

Process Engineer, Viraj Alcohols and Allied Industries Sept 2013- Aug 2014

• Was responsible for the batch production of Ethanol; monitored the temperature, pressure in batch fermentation units.

• Designed and conducted proof of concept experiments; Optimized process conditions to meet the specs of purity, recovery, throughput and budget of equipment sizing; Planned and performed plant trials.

• Coordinated changes in operations, process controls, equipment and procedures.

• Create and maintain SOPs and batch records; Performed detailed calculations, mass and energy balance for scale up process; Established PFD, P&IDs.

• Performed batch consistency analysis and Quality Control. Engineering Intern, Jain Engineers limited, India June 2011–Aug 2011

• Was trained in the design industrial valves and mechanical seals for Sugar refineries and distilleries using AutoCAD.

• Performed quality check; created and responded to RFI’s; attend meetings with client and write reports for future reference. DKSSNK Sugars Limited, Engineering Intern, India June 2010 - Aug 2010

• Was trained in various unit operations such as crushing, clarification, filtration, evaporation, crystallization and packaging.

• Hands on experience of operating the plant through Distributed Control System (DCS). PROJECTS:

Design of a Catalytic tubular reactor for PO production Aug 2015- Dec 2015

• Project deals with design of a fixed bed reactor for the production of Ethylene oxide by HPPO process.

• Modeled on the process and reaction details used by Dow chemical’s and BASF, a down flow FBR was designed and comparative analysis with recent developments were made.

• Estimated significant advantages over conventional production, wastewater reduction by 80% and energy use reduction 35%. Design and fabrication of water softening and filtration Unit Aug 2012 - May 2013

• Designed and fabricated a low cost water softening and filtration unit using ion exchange resins, activated carbon, magnetic treatment and natural filters.

• Carried out lab studies on water quality parameters like pH, TDS, Dissolved oxygen, COD, BOD, microbial contamination, conductivity. Determined the efficiency of filtration and softening units, studied fouling in resins and AC unit.

• Analyzed lab reports, water quality reports and carried out economic & market analyses for feasibility of commercialization. Dye removal from Industrial waste water (sponsored) Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

• Prepared a new adsorbent (AC) from sugarcane bagasse to remove acidic dyes from industrial waste water from the west coast paper mills.

• Carried out adsorption studies using freundlich adsorption isotherm, analytical and economic feasibility study.

• Carried out lab studies on water quality using pH meters, total hardness, TSS, microbial activity, TDS etc.

• Optimum studies to determine pH, dosage, and concentration were calculated based on lab reports by UV spectroscopy and other techniques; achieved efficiency of 89% dye removal from waste water. Detection and Removal of Triclosan from water using Zeolites and Activated Carbon

• A lab study on Analysis of detection and removal of triclosan from water was carried out.

• Presence of Free chlorine and its effect on triclosan, with potential hazards to humans and aquatic life was studied.

• Removal of Triclosan using Zeolites and Activated carbon was studied, HPLC and GC analysis for the detection of Triclosan was done both before and after removal.

• Comparative analysis on the removal efficiency was done with regard to Zeolites and activated Carbon. PUBLICATION: Co-authored and published a technical paper on production of bio-diesel from jatropha for a national level scientific journal “vijnana samagrate”, India, 2013. ACTIVITIES:

• Organized TEDx event on IIT Chicago campus with 100 guests and 200 Student volunteers, streamed live all over the world.

• Member of professional organizations such as American Chemical Society, AICHE, SACHE.

• Professional and academic association with premier institutions such as IIT Bombay, IISC Bangalore, Karnataka University.

• Participated in EEE (Energy, Environment and Economics) initiative at IIT, Chicago.

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