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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Location:
Toledo, Iowa, United States
Posted:
March 13, 2018

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Babatunde “BB” Bamgbade

**** ***** **** * ********, IA 50701

571-***-**** t ac4sn9@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER PROFILE

Highly skilled professional with background in chemistry, chemical engineering, and thermodynamics. Demonstrated success completing complex research projects, from experiments to modeling, dissemination, and implementation of results. Proven ability to maintain several project collaborations, manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritizing each for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Driven to go above and beyond expectations to achieve goals and objectives.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Expertise in physical property evaluations of viscosity index improvers for lubricant additives

• Process and chemical design including calculations, P&IDs, equipment sizing and chemical selection

• Adept in analytical and characterization methods including FTIR, GPC, HPLC, TGA, Elemental Analysis etc

• Skilled in project collaboration along with resource and time management

• Proficient in ensuring proper safety protocols are adopted and maintained for various projects

• Excellent oral and written communications skills

EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Research Engineer Dec 2015 – Present

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY – Richmond, VA

• Develop and execute tests needed for validating and improving processes and models

• Plan, manage, and analyze projects including product design, material evaluation, and process validation to meet customers’ (including Afton Chemicals) needs

• Develop and maintain inventory and appropriate procurements while liaising with various suppliers

• Make technical contributions to design of key equipment/apparatuses for departmental operation

• Organize and facilitate regular meetings with team members and customers to discuss the progress of ongoing projects and to disseminate results

Research Fellow Aug 2014 – Nov 2015

NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY – Pittsburgh, PA

• Carried out high-pressure physical property measurements of petroleum refinery products

• Improved and operated experimental set up for analyses of physical properties, reducing process time by half, while reducing the uncertainty associated with experimental data by half

• Employed and maintained OSHA safety standards in laboratory operation

• Successfully organize a group responsible for providing detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) for the high-pressure physical properties measurements

• Disseminated results and project updates in regular technical meetings and peer-review journals

Graduate Research Assistant VCU – Richmond, VA Aug 2010 – Aug 2014

• Led projects to experimentally study effect of molecular structure on high-pressure, high-temperature bulk and solubility properties of hydrocarbon mixtures

• Completed VBA-based modeling calculations for hydrocarbon physical properties

Other Positions/Responsibilities

• Interned at NETL to assist with setup, testing, and running of high-pressure laboratory equipment for experimental density study. Provided new design specifications for high-pressure apparatus

• Provided consultation service for Procter & Gamble studying high-pressure polymer solubility

• Mentored two graduate and undergraduate students in high-pressure research

EDUCATION & TRAINING

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY – RICHMOND, VA

Master of Science (2012) – Engineering (Chemical & Life Sciences) (GPA: 3.60/4.00)

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY – ILE-IFE, NIGERIA

Bachelor of Science (2008) – Biochemistry (GPA: 3.34/4.00)

Technology: MS Office Suite, Matlab, Visual Basics, Minitab, Windows, Macintosh, Lean Six-Sigma (Green Belt; in progress)

CORE COMPETENCIES

High-Pressure Research • Modeling • Thermodynamics • Chemical Analysis Methods • Data Analysis • Programming • Resource Management • Leadership • Safety Practices



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