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Chemical Engineering Design

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Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Posted:
August 12, 2018

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Omari E. Ansong

P. O. Box ****, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 06601

215-***-**** (Cell)

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POSITION SOUGHT:

A technical position in which I can utilize my multi-discipline skills in organic synthesis, chemical engineering, materials science and polymer science in research and development of new products and technologies for niche applications. DEGREES:

MS (Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.33): Started in 2010: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Partially completed due to relocation.

Ph.D. (Chemistry [Organic/Polymers/Analytical], GPA 3.56/4.0), January 2009: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dissertation topic: “Preparation of novel initiators for low temperature controlled/living free radical polymerization of methacrylates; potential application in dental composite resins and EPR study”. Original Research Proposal/Candidacy topic: “Rational design of an HPLC column for the simultaneous determination of components in complex mixtures using surface functionalized methacrylate and styrenic monolithic polymers”. Other graduate research projects undertaken at Temple University. 1) Synthesis of substituted anthraquinones as anti-cancer agents. 2) Asymmetric synthesis of substituted pyrolidines as precursors to optically active pyrolizidine alkaloids. 3) Analytical: Analytical method development and validation; HPLC-MS (LC/MS) determination of All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and its metabolites, (drug and metabolites). BS (Chemical Engineering, GPA 3.17/4.0), 2004: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Research and projects undertaken: 1. Special undergraduate research: High temperature free-radical acrylic oligomerization. 2. Senior design project: Design of a plant for the production of dimethylterephthalate (DMT), a precursor for polyesterification.

MS (Chemistry [Organic/Polymers], GPA 3.62/4.0), 1991: Hampton University, Hampton Virginia Research and Thesis: Synthesis of bisphenol analogs of difunctional ethynylated triaryl-ethanes as monomers for engineering thermoplastics.

CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of the United States of America. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SKILLS:

Process thermodynamics, process separation, process fluid mechanics, process heat and momentum transfer, process mass transport, process control and dynamics, process modeling, statistics and design of experiment, reaction kinetics and reactor design, catalysis. Composites design, characterization and application, Polymer reaction engineering.

Advanced Mathematics Skills: Mathematical modeling for chemical engineering, statistics for engineers/scientists, matrix analysis, numerical analysis, numerical solutions of differential equations.

Computer skills: C / C++, MAPLE, POLYMATH, Microsoft Office (including Excel/spreadsheet and Powerpoint), ASPEN, HYSIS, AUTOCAD, MATLAB

Materials analysis in support of engineering design/production, review key drawings for material compatibility, adhesion to technical requirements and design standards, failure mode and effect analysis.

Design and formulation of lubricants for industrial applications.

Design and formulation of organic coating materials for industrial, aerospace and automotive applications.

Design, formulation and tribological characterization of organic coating materials for anti-friction and anti-wear performance in extreme pressure and extreme temperature conditions. CHEMISTRY AND MATERIAL SCIENCE SKILLS:

Synthesis of small organic molecules and polymers, multi-step organic synthesis, organometallic synthesis, high-pressure reactions, organic analysis by LC-MS, FTIR, GC, MS, GC-MS, 13C and 1H NMR, multidimensional NMR, TLC, flash chromatography, HPLC, AA, AES, UV-Vis, EPR.

Pyrolysis-FTIR, Optical Microscope-FTIR, SEM/EDS.

Six Sigma Training/Certification, GMP-trained.

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Polymer characterization by SEC, DTA/DMA, TMA, TGA, DSC, NMR, viscometry, rheometry, VPO and FTIR.

Synthesis, isolation and characterization of novel NLO active small organic molecules and polymers.

Application of ICP-OES and ICP-MS in elemental composition determination.

Design of dendritic polymer for controlled and targeted delivery of drugs.

Synthesis of novel nitroxide initiators and their application to low temperature living/controlled free radical polymerization of methacrylates.

Synthesis of novel N-acyloxytrialkylammonium salts as initiators and their application to low temperature free radical polymerization of methacrylates.

Evaluation of polymerization kinetics by EPR

Homogeneous and Heterogeneous polymerization.

Tribology, SRV application and data analysis (friction and wear modifying activity).

Industrial experience working with adhesives.

Analytical method development and validation.

Industrial polymer formulation, composites design, characterization and application.

Interfacial science.

Spectroscopic characterization of industrial lubricant additives by FTIR and ICP-OES LINGUISTIC SKILLS

Highly proficient in German and fluent in other languages. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT): September 2012 to May 2013; August 2014 to May 2015; January 2017 to Present. Adjunct Faculty Member. Dept. of Chemistry.

Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, CT): January 2013 to May 2013; August 2014 to March 2015; January 2017 to Present. Adjunct Faculty Member. Department of Chemistry.

University of New Haven (New Haven, CT): August 2014 to May 2015; January 2017 to Present. Adjunct Faculty Member. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCY SERIVICES. Esschem Chemical Company (Philadelphia, PA): 2012-2013. Scientific and Professional Consultant. Provided professional and scientific consultancy services for product and process development on new polymers. INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Nanotech Industrial Solutions (Avenel, NJ): R&D Scientist In Charge Of Coating Project. March 2015 to October 2016.

Design, formulation and tribological characterization of organic coating materials fortified with proprietary inorganic fullerene tungsten disulfide (IF WS2) nano-particles for anti-friction and anti-wear performance in extreme pressure and extreme temperature conditions.

Design and formulation of nano-sized IF WS2 fortified organic coating materials for industrial, aerospace and automotive applications.

Design and formulation of nano-sized IF WS2 fortified lubricant additives.

Spectroscopic characterization of lubricant additives by FTIR and ICP-OES.

Determination of anti-friction and anti-wear performance of coating formulation per ASTM G99 (pin/ball on disc) and universal tribometer.

Determination of film thickness of cured coating material per ASTM B499.

Determination of adhesion strength of coating material per ASTM D4541.

Polymer composite formulation for application in coating technology.

Designed, formulated, produced and fully launched the following solid lubricant (coating) on the market: Nanotech AF/AW Solid Nano Coating – Solvent Based Parts A and B.

Designed, formulated, produced and fully launched the following solid lubricant (coating) on the market: Nanotech AF/AW Solid Nano Coating – Water Based Parts A and B. ac6mzm@r.postjobfree.com

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (New York, NY): Chemist. June 2013 to April 2014. Job would focus on:

Analytical chemistry of food products using ICP-MS, ICP-OES, IC, HPLC, TLC, wet chemistry and other state of the art analytical techniques.

Regulatory science.

Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson, AZ): 2008-2011. Senior Multi-Discipline Engineer.

Materials Analysis in support of engineering design and production.

Review key drawings for material compatibility, adhesion to technical requirements and design standards, failure mode and effect analysis.

Technology transfer of processes from laboratory to production floor.

Six Sigma Certification

Organic analysis by LC/MS

Materials and Composite characterization by, Pyrolysis-FTIR, Optical Microscopy-FTIR, SEM/EDX, Optical Microscopy, TGA, DSC, DMA, TMA, rheometry, and multiple ASTM methods.

Industrial polymer formulation

Industrial adhesive applications.

MAYCO OIL AND CHEMICAL COMPANY (Warminster, PA). 2000-2003. Product Development Chemist. Project 1: Organometallic Synthesis. Synthesis of metal dithiocarbamates and other organometallics for use as additives in lubricants. Flash chromatography, TLC, FTIR, elemental analysis, SRV data analysis (friction and wear modifying activity). Project successfully completed. Technology transfer of processes from laboratory scale to pilot plant and production. Project 2: Used analytical methods to establish disposal guidelines for company waste and achieved significant waste disposal cost reduction.

Project 3: Preparation of sulfurized hydrocarbons and their color-free analogs under high-pressure reaction conditions. Flash point and per cent sulfur determination.

HOECHST CELANESE CORP (Coventry, RI). Chemist summer 1991:

Synthesis of photoactive compounds, for use as sensitizers for photoresists in semiconductor fabrication.

Synthesis of monomers, polymers, polymer characterization. AMERICAN CYANAMID CO. (Current name: Cytec) (Stamford, CT) Chemist 1987-1989:

Worked in both physical and analytical chemistry divisions. Acquired GMP training.

Polymer characterization using SEC, viscometry and VPO, Evolved gas analysis, Density/API gravity determination.

Surface tension/CMC, vapor pressure determination, helium pycnometry.

Pharmaceutical quality control: particle size analysis, particulate matter testing on parenteral solutions. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND PATENTS: Available upon request. REVIEW OF RESEARCH PAPERS FOR PUBLICATION IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS: At invitation of editorial office, I reviewed numerous papers on polymer research for “Macromolecules”, “Journal of Applied Polymer Science”, “Advanced Materials” and “Journal of Polymer Science: Part A, Polymer Chemistry”. I reviewed a research paper on separation for “Journal of Chromatography B”.



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