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Chemical Engineer

Silverdale, Washington, United States
June 14, 2018

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JACOB HENSEL • 360-***-**** • • Silverdale, WA 98383


Recent college graduate from a highly accredited university with experience in complex problem solving, simulation, scripting and programming, and technical writing. Seeking a position highlighting data collection, modeling, optimization and automation of a process in a team-centered work environment.


Process Design and Modeling • Process Optimization • Chemical Reactor Design • Chemical Separations • Statistics Computer Programming • Data Collection, Entry and Analysis • Laboratory Procedure and Safety • Technical Writing


University of Washington • Seattle, WA (June, 2017) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemical Engineering with Mathematics Minor (GPA: 3.52/4.00)


• Chemical Thermodynamics and Reactor Design

• Fluid, Heat, Mass Transfer and Separations

• Unit Operations, Polymers and Colloids Laboratories

• Introductory Java Programming (I, II)


DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF A NATURAL GAS TO METHANOL SYNTHESIS PLANT: Managed a team role in planning, organizing and modeling the process of developing methanol from methane in natural gas. The project involved determining a product that could be created from natural gas and be most beneficial and profitable. Methanol was chosen for its commodity usage, large market share, and versatility in industry.

• Researched and compiled reaction conditions and kinetics, process equipment and safety, reactants, products and byproducts of reaction.

• Designed in-depth Process Flow Diagram in Visio and final simulation model for team in ASPEN.

• Achieved highly pure methanol product (99.85% pure) in simulation. SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL INTEGRATION IN AN ON-GRID DATA CENTER: Researched and analyzed the feasibility and profitability of introducing fuel cells that use natural gas infrastructure in a data center that maintains an electrical grid connection. Adopted the role of planning, organizing and modeling the process and its implementation.

• Determined sizing and pricing of equipment, placement within the data center, and simulated fuel cells in COMSOL and the process in ASPEN.

• Analyzed strong points and weaknesses of analysis, as well as assumptions for solving the problem.

• Created a Total Cost of Ownership analysis for the project and analyzed the practicality and lifetime of project. ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and VBA, Visio) • Java, C, C++, R, and MATLAB script • ASPEN • COMSOL ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Food Server and Expeditor • Boat Shed Restaurant • Bremerton, WA 98310 • (June 2015 – Present)

• Socialized and engaged customers, provided service in a timely manner and prioritized tasks while remaining calm in a stressful environment.

• Provided support to other wait staff including plating and running food, cleaning and setting tables in a restaurant with a capacity of 250 people.

• Improved efficiency by effective communication with staff and implementation of new software to manage staff payroll and inventory.

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