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Engineer Chemical Engineering

San Diego, CA
June 09, 2018

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MARK DOUGLAS San Diego, CA 805-***-****

Professional Summary

Fresh chemical engineering graduate with exposure in process development, data analysis, batteries, and biotechnology.

Two-time US Department of Energy intern, who also has worked for 2014’s “World’s Smartest Company,” according to MIT.


Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering, June 2018

University of California San Diego - La Jolla, CA


CAD / Drafting • MATLAB • Metrology • LabVIEW • Fermentation • Lean Six Sigma • ASPEN PLUS

PCR • Microsoft Excel • Six Sigma • PFD • P&ID • Word • Outlook • PowerPoint • ASPEN HYSYS • Lean Manufacturing

Work History

Process Engineering Technician, 04/2017 to 09/2017

Illumina – San Diego, CA

Reduced metrology turn-over time by 60% resulting in a higher standard for the position.

Coordinated workloads to fit with tight manufacturing deadlines and Process Engineer schedules.

Created MATLAB scripts to analyze results and statistical analysis resulting in considerable time saved.

Created novel, method for storing data for the Process Engineer to view.

Carried out operations in fabrication and coating processes (UV laser cutting, IR laser bonding) while ensuring safety.

Determined corrective actions for maintenance when equipment failed to aid the Engineer.

Clinical Data Analyst Intern, 07/2015 to 09/2015

Vital Therapies, Inc. – San Diego, CA

Presented analytical findings both verbally and in written reports to the team.

Made recommendations and developed technical design for new application features.

Accessed computerized Clinical Data to answer questions related to specific experiments.

Reduced the time needed to retrieve, process, and organize information by 80%.

Design Engineer Intern, 06/2014 to 08/2014

Stanford University – Stanford, CA-

Ran tests to find obstacles which hindered testing in research and development.

Used CAD for designing a new testing device based off the requests of a team of 6 scientists and engineers.

Bought materials and tools needed to make the test cell and use it while only using 30% of the budget.

Created working testing device prototype before the end of the internship.

Biotechnology Lab Intern, 06/2013 to 08/2013

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab – Berkeley, CA

Researched biological pathways and constituent enzymes to produce target molecules.

Analyzed amplified DNA by gel electrophoresis and, purified amplicons for sequencing.

PCR, DNA mutagenesis, DNA subcloning, cell transformation, and cell culture support of research projects.

Microbiology Technician, 06/2012 to 08/2012

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Worked with various scientific equipment including: UV spectrophotometer, chromatography columns, SDS PAGE, autoclaves, refrigerators, and freezers.

Focused primarily on fermentation and recovery, as well as preparing media & buffers for the project.

Helped find several preliminary hits for a new antibiotic.

Produced approximately $70,000 worth of enzymes for researchers in the process.

Executed development scale purification protocols as directed from E. Coli modified with recombinant DNA.

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