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Chemical Engineering

Oxford, OH, 45056
September 24, 2018

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Miami University, Oxford, OH *****

M. S. Electrical Engineering-(decided not to pursue)

Aug. 2014 –

Mar. 2015

Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056

M. S. Chemical Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616

B. S. Chemical Engineering

Dean’s List

Aug. 2012

May 2009

2005 – 2006


Graduate Research Project, Air Force Research Laboratories- Wright Patterson Air force Base

Generated and tested P3HT/PCBM solar cells on Titanium foil

Ran I-V tests on the created solar cells and calculated the efficiencies

Enhanced efficiency by varying parameters of the procedure

May 2014 –

July 2014

Research Assistant, Miami University

Synthesized titanium dioxide nanotubes and nanoparticles for tests on the reduction of toxic chemicals for wastewater treatment

Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012

Laboratory Projects, Miami University

Tested efficiency of new plating techniques for TiO2 flexible solar cells using an Incident

Photon to Charge Carrier Efficiency (IPCE) measurement device

Utilized LabView to capture solar cell current-voltage curve data

Performed durability tests and subsequent data analysis for paper towels as a research assistant, employing a scrubber built by the university

Summer 2009 – Fall 2009

Academic Research Experience

Thesis Project, Investigation of Crack Formation in AlGaN/GaN Semiconductor Materials

Analyzed structural failures in semiconductor materials used for high temperature solar cell

applications by the United States Air Force - WPAB

Created a thermodynamic database for use in phase diagram calculations using ThermoCalc

Formulated a kinetic database used in conjunction with a phase diagram to simulate crack

formation using DICTRA

Developed a relationship between diffusion and temperature and their effects on crack formation

Compared results with literature data to verify accurate results from simulations

Received Dayton Area Graduate Institute (DAGSI) fellowship for grant proposal

Aug. 2012

Senior Design Project, Illinois Institute of Technology

Responsible for synthesizing and testing silver nano-rods that are used to determine quality of shipped pharmaceutical goods

Optimized a process to synthesize silver nano-rods with consistent results

Engineered silver nano-rods to be indicators of thermal history by controlling their morphology over time

Designed a method to scale up the synthesized rods from the test batches to implementation in a continuous industrial process

Worked on large cross-functional teams to synchronize all aspects of the project, including lab work, simulations, scale up procedures, and reports into a cohesive vision

Spring 2009

Senior Design Project, Miami University

Designed a program for Allen Bradley Logix 5000 for sequential process control in a manufacturing process

Utilized ladder logic programming to control the speed, direction, and sequence of conveyer belts, generators, and actuators for crane arms

Devised system of indicator lights for the ladder logic program functions as well

Leadership Experience

Student Associations

Secretary for IIT Chapter of American Institute of Chemical Engineers- managed

site visits, including visit to Argonne National Laboratories, and assisted in

securing professional speakers for weekly meetings

Service Projects

Chicago Food Bank distribution volunteer

Local church volunteer

2005 – 2007

2005 – 2006

2013 – 2016

Computer Skills

Proficient in LABVIEW, HYSYS, ChemCad, MATLAB, ThermoCalc, DICTRA, AUTOCAD, PLC’s (Allen-Bradley), MS Office Suite (particularly Word™ and Excel™)

Professional Associations

Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

2012 – Present

Member, American Chemical Society

2015 – Present

Leave of Absence

Full-time caregiver for family

Mar. 2015 – Jun. 2017

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