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Engineer Chemical Engineering

Location:
Rochester, Michigan, United States
Posted:
April 09, 2018

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SONAM PATEL

**** ********* ******, ** ***** H: 516-***-**** ac428n@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Product Development Engineer with expertise in corrosion testing and 5 years of experience in Fuel Cell Environment. Recently completed a certified Short Course @ Penn State University in Corrosion: Fundamentals and Experimental Methods 2017.

Detail-oriented Materials Engineer with strong educational background in Materials Science and Engineering, supported by field research and professional work experience in Fuel Cells. Professional Engineer with proven performance in sample analysis, report writing and documentation. Expert in Corrosion testing, Contact Resistance, Voltage Drop test measurements & building mini stacks and testing. Familiar with Data Analyses using Gamry tools & software. Experience working as team lead for fuel cell fabrication lab managing production, logistics, inventory etc.

SKILLS

DFSS Certified

Languages (C/C Microsoft Office, HySis

Certified in Short Course on Corrosion:

Fundamentals and Experimental Methods @ Penn

State.

Process Simulation.

Efficiency and introducing use of alternate

Product design

Design of Experiments

PUBLICATIONS

Sonam Patel, Fuqiang Liu* and Jeicho Jiang, “Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Highly Dispersed Platinum Nanoparticles for Fuel Cells”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. WORK HISTORY

DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, 10/2016 to Present

GENERAL MOTORS

Interface with suppliers to develop new materials and coatings for Bipolar Plate for fuel cell application. Test new materials via corrosion testing techniques, Contact Resistance measurements HFR measurements by building short mini stacks for initial prescreening of materials/ coatings. Perform data analysis and provide recommendations to develop and improve coatings. iMEA Lab Supervisor, 10/2013 to 12/2016

General Motors – Pontiac MI

• Maintain day to day operations work flow, Standard Operating Procedures within Fuel Cell fabrication lab including tracking lab metrics, databases etc.

• Interface with Engineering customers, Materials Management, Manufacturing group & Honda Operations Team to ensure job requirements are met prior to execution by conducting weekly meetings such as technical review and GM-Honda Operations meeting.

• Constant improvements to ensure all deliverables meet specified Quality standards by ensuring operators fully understand Quality expectations.

• Troubleshooting; Ensure Safety, People, Quality, Resource, Communication, and Environment (SPQRCE) standards are aligned with site requirement standards by performing weekly Audits, cross training etc.

• Support Budget Goals by engaging in space improvement opportunities to maximize lab efficiency and introducing use of alternate materials and processes to support cost optimization efforts. Research Assistant, 02/2010 to 05/2011

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ARLINGTON – ARLINGTON TX

• Fabrication and determination of Electrochemical Behavior of Platinum and Cobalt Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Substrates as electro-catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells.

• Testing of electrochemical activity on synthesized catalyst via methods such as electrochemical surface area (ECSA) and ORR kinetics evaluation using cyclic voltammetry.

• Performed a comparative analysis of in house catalysts vs commercial grade catalysts using characterization tools such as SEM & X-Ray Diffraction etc.

• The results were published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Junior Research Fellow, 04/2012 to 12/2012

Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore, India

Synthesized core shell nanomaterials using various reaction paths with Palladium as core and Pt as shell as catalysts for application in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Performed Surface characterization & permeability measurements with in house synthesized electro catalyst materials. NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABS – BANGALORE, 12/2007 to 08/2008

• Tested different grades of Electroactive Polymers (EAPs) to obtain the most suitable material for development of flow control techniques.

• Optimized the potential range to achieve maximum on demand dimple on the surface of an airfoil to create a vortex like formation to increase Lift/ Drag Ratio using the actuation property of this elastomeric material.

• Estimated the regime where the dimples could be placed on the surface of the aero foil by analyzing the boundary layer separation.

NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABS– Bangalore, India, 12/2006 to 06/2007 PROJECT ON DETERMINATION OF PRESSURE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR VACUUM ENHANCE RESIN INFUSION TECHNOLOGY PROCESS.

EDUCATION

Master of Science: Materials Science and Engineering, 2011 University of Texas Arlington - Arlington TX

Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering, 2007

MSRIT - Bangalore KA India



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