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Chemical Engineering Project

Gainesville, Florida, United States
February 16, 2018

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Seeking full time opportunities, to apply my technical and analytical knowledge and skills in the industry in solving critical real- time problems and growing professionally.


Master of Science in Chemical Engineering GPA 4/4 Aug 2016 - May 2018 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering CGPA 7.48/10 Aug 2009 – May 2013 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India WORK EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, University of Florida, USA Dec 2016 - Present

• Researching on computational analysis of catalytic nitric oxide reduction on three-way catalyst (TWC) using Density Functional Theory (DFT) and finding the effects of changing reaction pathways to get the desired products.

• Modelling the effects of Metal Oxide supports for Rhodium in NO reduction Catalysis in automotive exhausts. The metal oxides in study are Ceria, Titania and Gamma-Alumina. Metallurgical Intern, Freeport McMoRan, Arizona May 2017-Aug 2017

Developed the front-end interface for process flow diagrams of Hydromet Plants in PI.

• Reviewed the P&ID’s and PFD’s for the process.

• Building displays for PFD’s using PI display building blocks.

• Including added features, like assays, key parameters etc. to assist engineers in quick review of the data.

Developed heat exchanger efficiency matrix for better monitoring and process improvement

• Performed sample calculations to effectively determine the heat load in the heat exchanger circuits and estimate the efficiency of the same.

• Proposed mechanism for tracking the performance of heat exchanger on a day-to-day basis and gave recommendations for future improvement.

Research and Development Engineer, Honeywell UOP, Gurgaon, India July 2013 – July 2016

• Followed Health Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and guidelines and ensure that pilot plants and laboratory operations are conducted in accordance with HSE procedures

• Executed and delivered assigned ‘New Product Development’ programs particularly in hydro processing technologies on budget, on time and within the constraints of agreed scope and resources.

• Participated and developed DOE’s for new tests to be conducted in pilot plants.

• Conducted data analysis on pilot plant and laboratory data to allow meaningful analysis.

• Documented work output and made recommendations on further experiments.

• Achieved >90% productivity and data quality in pilot plants.

• Reduced the loss of the operational time of running pilot plant by ~60%.

• Proposed refinery process optimization to improve the economics of the operation, while meeting/exceeding the product specifications.

• Used Six Sigma, 5S, RCA and other methodologies to improve the productivity in workplace.

• Mentored development engineers from China, Singapore, Indonesia, and Brazil offices on site for better understanding and operation of pilot plants and knowhow of technology. Project Management Intern, British Oxygen Company (Linde India Limited), Kolkata, India July 2012-Dec 2012

Project: Construction and Working of an Air Separation Unit and its Control System

• Review of P&ID’s and PFD’s for the process on AutoCAD Research Intern, Biotech Park, Lucknow, India May 2011-June 2011

Project: Extraction and Micro emulsification of Essential Oil (Lemongrass Oil) in Water.

• Suggested ultrasonic extraction as other feasible method which was accepted by the institution for implementation

• Familiarized with working of pilot plants and unit operations like batch distillation, soxhlet extraction etc. ACADEMIC PROJECTS

• Modelling the effects of Metal Oxide supports for Rhodium in NO reduction Catalysis in automotive exhausts.

• The metal oxides in study are Ceria, Titania and Gamma-Alumina.

• Modelling the oxide support by putting Rh species at different locations to match the experimental results and draw logical inferences.

• Reduction of NO to N2 and H2O using H2 Automotive Exhaust Catalysis

• Calculating the activation free energy barriers from density functional theory (DFT) on dispersed metal clusters using Vienna Ab initio simulation package (VASP)

• Creating and studying different reaction pathways and making logical conclusions based on the energy barriers of transition state as well as product energy.

• Simulation of a Nitric Acid Plant and various unit operations using ASPEN Plus.

• Extensive study on bio mitigation of carbon dioxide and its conversion into valuable products.

• Study of Carbon mitigation techniques to prevent global warming.

• Suggested a new method for effective removal of carbon effluents

• Clean Flow System: A project for the design of an efficient and robust system of air purification.

• Water Purification System: Removal of heavy metals and dyes from water by an absorber bed of rice husk ACHIEVEMENT AND AWARDS

• Award Scholarship for New Engineering Graduate Student.

• Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

• Honeywell Six Sigma Core Green Belt Certification.

• Honeywell Bravo Bronze Award for successful commissioning and shakedown of a Two Stage Recycle Hydrocracker unit, the only two stage hydrocracking pilot plant in India.

• Honeywell Team Excellence Award for coordinating a team of 15+ engineers/associates from various departments to assemble and construct a state of the are two-stage recycle hydrocracker pilot plant.

• Won 2nd prize in paper presentation during CHEMxSERE 2011, BITS Pilani. LEADERSHIP

• Mentored more than 10 new engineers as well as interns on UOP technologies, pilot plant operations and R&D work processes, and more than 10 associates on operations of pilot plants.

• Joint Coordinator, Chemical Engineering Association,2011-2012.

• Handled various the association activities like interactions, Project pitching for Technical Festival, grub, mess signing, farewell, T-shirt designing, extracurricular events

• Event Coordinator (APOGEE) for Chemical Engineering Association, BITS Pilani, 2011-2012

• Co-ordinated the event Resource Optimization and Chempro which saw participation of over 50 students

• Core member of the organizing team of TACEE-2012, (Conference on Technological Advancements in Chemical and Environmental Engineering)


• Programming/Software: Material Studios, MS Office, BASH, VASP, DCS, Aspen, AutoCAD, Basic MATLAB, Python and VBA.

• Coursework: Process Control, Chemical Engineering Kinetics, Advanced Chemical and Bio-processing Lab, Process and Equipment Design, Process Dynamics and Control, Transport Phenomena, Engineering Thermodynamics, Surface Science, Semi-Conductor Device Fabrication, Electronic Material Processing, Advanced Waste Treatment Operations.

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