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Chemical Engineer

United States
May 31, 2018

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Khai Truong, EIT

(Open to Relocation)



Recent-graduate with two years of internship experience in chemical plants and an engineer consulting firm. Seeking a position in my field of study, including specializations like process, production, process safety, process control, project, design, R&D, software design, and environmental engineering.


Master of Science in Materials Engineering May 2018 University of Houston – Cullen College of Engineering – Houston, TX GPA: 3.80 Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering – Minor in Chemistry December 2016 University of Houston – Cullen College of Engineering – Houston, TX GPA: 3.46 Projects:

Senior Design – Funded by Dow Chemical: Designed a Propylene Glycol chemical plant in Nigeria Fluid Mechanics: Optimized the performance of a cylindrical vortex oil-water separator SKILLS

Certification: Certification of Engineer in Training (EIT), ARSC Basic Orientation Plus, CRLA Master Tutoring Certificate Computer: AutoCAD, Microstation, Aspen, VBA, MATLAB, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Visio) Advanced Coursework: Fundamental of Catalysis, Solidification & Heat Treatment, Advanced Unit Operations, Engineering Project Economics, Experimental Method, Process Control, Chemical Engineering Design, Material Science of Thin Films, Microfabrication Bilingual: English, Vietnamese


Engineer Assistant, Synergen Consulting International, LP – Houston, TX January 2018 – Present

Perform material take offs (MTO) from isometric drawings, and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)

Assist consultants in analyzing cost and quantity data for heat exchangers, pipe and fittings, labor, and equipment

Program with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to automate office tasks to save time and improve quality of reporting

Review and analyze project issues in project documentation (BOM, daily reports, costs, schedules, change orders) Production Engineer Intern, Vencorex US, Inc. – Freeport, TX August 2016 – December 2017

Calculated daily production, utilities usage, air emission, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) to troubleshoot operational issues

Maintained and optimized the Management of Change (MOC), Incident Report (IR), equipment specs, and safety inspection databases

Updated and verified standard operating procedures (SOPs), P&IDs, and process flow diagrams based on MOC and by field walk

Participated in process improvement projects and process safety management program including PHA, HAZOP, and PSSR Tutor, University of Houston – Houston, TX August 2014 – October 2017

Tutored engineering, math and science-related subjects with groups of 5-10 students to improve passing rate

Collaborated with students and counselors to develop studying strategies for better class performances and grades

Participated in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices and learn new tutoring techniques Environmental Engineer Intern, Kaneka North America – Pasadena, TX June 2015 – August 2015

Conducted water studies to identify water pollutant sources and to suggest treatment methods

Developed a wastewater solids removal project to provide $65,000 in savings in annual wastewater treatment billings

Calculated air emissions and performed computer modeling in support of air quality authorization and compliance needs VOLUNTEER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Volunteer at the Buddha Temple June 2017 – Present Mentored Chemical Engineering sophomore students Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Leadership Development Bonfire Passion (LeaDBP) June 2017 – Present Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) August 2016 – Present Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) August 2014 – Present

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