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Chemical engineer

Chicago, IL
September 27, 2018

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Namrata Murthy


Chemical Engineer

Researcher / Analytical

Team Player

Work Authorization: Eligible to work in the United States of America with OPT for 3 years


Master of Chemical Engineering Aug, 2015 – May, 2017

University of Illinois - Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Aug, 2010 – May, 2014

Visvesvaraya Technological University - Bangalore, India


R&D Chemist (Contract)

Cargill Inc. Nov, 2017 – present

Quality analysis of each batch of polyol brake pads, oils and lubricants manufactured using analytical methods and assisting with formulations and blends of oils to get the required specs. Working in clean rooms to conduct projects with formulation changes for process improvement.

Working with OOS materials and investigating the possible causes, monitoring quality assurance systems and process validation of experiments & procedures, raw materials, upscaling of processes, food safety, and training.

Understanding plant processes and provide technical advice to support the production operations through data analysis.

Trained in SAP to update and keep track of test results, inventory management and loading & unloading of materials.

Manufacturing Chemist

Bajaj Medical, LLC Aug, 2017- Nov, 2017

Experienced in Documentation process as per FDA standards in a cGMP lab. Working in a clean room for sampling and formulation analysis for R&D products.

Daily calibration and monitoring stability analysis of samples in the stability chambers.

Quality Analysis and control of raw materials, in process materials and finished products using physical tests like appearance, FTIR, Viscometer, pycnometer and chemical tests such as HPLC and GC.

In charge of lab process validation and inventory assessment and making sure the company complies with OSHA Health and Safety rules in the lab and manufacturing line.

Research Assistant

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL May, 2017 – Aug, 2017

Worked on different 2D materials, their synthesis processes and different types of grain boundaries along with analysis using Raman spectrometer.

Understanding the impact of these grain boundaries on the material properties and analyzing the grain boundaries using electron microscope.

Finding different reaction conditions to increase the grain sizes of graphene in the metal free Chemical Vapor Deposition process.

Technical Account Manager

Amazon – Bangalore, India Aug, 2014 – June, 2015

Resolved 60 cases/day from sellers with more than 95% positive response.

Seller’s account management by capturing and managing cash flow along with Inventory listing and data reconciliation.

Captured stock wastages by 2 major processes - Inventory Lost Andon Cord & Wastage in fulfilment centers. Assisted in R&D of these tools to increase overall productivity by 40% responsibilities.

Work Authorization: Eligible to work in the United States of America with OPT for 3 years


Designing a MATLAB Code

Studied varying pore distribution in a membrane nanofilter and its effects on the filtration effects from different research papers.

Designed a MATLAB solution to understand the structural distribution of pore diameters through the thickness of a specific membrane.

Effects of Nanocomposites on PVA

Investigated the effect of various nanocomposites when added to Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) and measured the change of mechanical and electrical properties of PVA films of various thicknesses.

Synthesized and characterized the nanocomposites (TiO2 and ZnO). The mechanical and optical properties of PVA films of varying thicknesses were studied using electron microscope and NMR and a comparative study was also made with PVA films mixed with either of the nanoparticles.

Catalytic Degradation of Polymers to Hydrocarbons

Produced hydrocarbons from catalytic degradation of waste plastic using natural Bentonite aiming at converting plastic into fuel range hydrocarbons with calorific value in the range of Diesel.

A batch process was used for the degradation and a bomb calorimeter, XRD and FTIR analysis was done on the hydrocarbons obtained.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

FEA software

FMEA tools

Engineering Economics

Technical Skills

Programming Languages: MATLAB C SAP

Tools: MiniTab HPLC NMR FTIR GC TLC GPC ICP Viscometer and Process Controls pH Meter MS Office ProSim Simulation Solid EDGE Raman Spectroscopy Chemical Vapor Deposition Drafting CAED Data Analysis Dissipation Oil Factor Tester Wet Chemistry CAPA investigation

Relevant Coursework

Advanced Chemical Reactions Biochemical Engineering

Advanced Thermodynamics

Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Technology and Spectroscopy

Health and Safety Engineering (OSHA and FDA)

Computer Aided Drawing

Polymer Science

Process Engineering Economics

Process Control

Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer

2D Materials


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