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Chemical Engineering Assistant

Port Arthur, Texas, United States
February 02, 2018

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Saifina Prasla

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Port Arthur, TX


Root Cause analysis Course Online Sep 2017 – Present

Masters of Science: Chemical Engineering [GPA: 3.7/4.0] Sep 2015 – Aug 2017

Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Bachelor of Engineering: Chemical Engineering [GPA: 3.5/4.0] Aug 2010 – May 2015

Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai, India

Lab work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant Mar 2016 – Aug 2017

Company Name: Lamar University

Exploration of mitochondrial dysfunction, depolarization and polyphenols by creative synthesis for product development

Worked on Creative Synthesis & Innovators DNA Model to find innovative solutions for troubleshooting and engineering problems.

Researched on combination of polyphenols that can help prevent mitochondrial depolarization.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Aug 2014 – May 2015

Removal of Chromium from industrial waste water using membrane bio-reactor

Removal of chromium from waste water using “Lacto Bascills Acidophillus” Microorganism.

Efficiency of 87% was achieved and working model of the project was made.


Research Assistant Oct 2017 - Present

Company Name: Lamar University

Location: Beaumont, Texas

Drawing up research proposals and applying for funding

Planning and carrying out experiments

Keeping accurate records of results, Analyzing results and data

Presenting findings in scientific journals, books or at conferences

Carrying out fieldwork (collecting samples and monitoring environmental factors)

Developing new products or ways of applying new discoveries

Improving manufacturing production methods & testing products or materials

Intern Jun 2014 – Aug 2014

Company Name: Mukta Enterprise

Location: Nasik Area, India

Gather, test, and analyze samples under the guidance of the senior researcher

Perform experimental testing on organic and non-organic materials to gather data about current hypotheses

Performs test validation

Ensure that lab equipment is maintained in an orderly and safe fashion

Complete tasks as directed by the principle investigator or senior technician

Assists with other on-going research for colleagues and personnel in order to facilitate timelines and benchmarks

Selected Independent Projects

PID with Filter and Control of a Multi-Tank Process Jan 2017 – May 2017

A four mode PID controller greatly improves the controller’s performance by reducing fluctuations.

Concluded that the rise of derivative filter could degrade the controller performance.

Model Predictive Control Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

A process is conducted by performing a step test, creating cases for step identification, creating a model file, LP costs, and conducting move suppressions.

Use a model to make control moves based on the future predicted behavior of the process instead of relying solely on feedback from the current process measurement.

Relevant Coursework:

Advanced Process Simulation, Process Control, Surface Phenomena, Transport Phenomena, Industrial Process Control, Process Safety, Sustainability, Nano-Sensors, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Thermodynamics Phenomena, Fluid Flow, Semiconductor Physics and Electronic Devices.

Technical Skills:

Preparation and development of P &ID and PFD, ASPEN Event Scheduler, CAD, Root Cause Analysis, Polymath, MATLAB, HTRI, Control Station, Microsoft Office.

Process Simulation Software: ASPEN HYSYS, ASPEN Plus, PRO II.

Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO): CAMEOfm, CAMEO Chemicals, MARPLOT, ALOHA.


Leadership and Activities:

Won 1st Prize at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay’s (IIT-B) festival Azeotopy2014 for “Chemical Car Design”.

Won 3rd Prize at Lamar University for “Young Innovator Business Plan Competition”.

Won 2nd Prize at Thadomal Shahani Engineering College Festival CHEMERGENCE 2014 for “Heat Exchanger Design”.

Volunteer Experience:

Completed 240 hours of community service with National Service Scheme(university affiliated) 2014 Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, India

Chief Publicity Officer

2014 National Service Scheme, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, India

Event Head: 2013Chemergence 2013, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, India

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