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Environmental Engineer

Elkton, Virginia, 22827, United States
November 02, 2018

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Elkton, VA 22827


Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA

• Master of Science Environmental Engineering. Graduated: December 2015

• Cumulative GPA 3.8

James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA

• Bachelor of Science Integrated Science and Technology. Graduated: May 2013

• Cumulative GPA 3.4

• Dual Concentration in Energy and Engineering/Manufacturing


ODU Graduate Research Assistant (May 2013 to May 2018):

• Supervised, advised, and mentored undergraduate and high school students in lab

o Successfully advised undergraduate team in applying for EPA P3 Grant #SU839266

• Ran algae cultivation (batch biological reactors/photo-bioreactors) and sub-critical water algae extraction experiments (batch and plug flow high pressure chemical reactors) for grants:

o National Science Foundation Grant #CBET-1351413

o U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Grant #SU 835501

• Ordered materials

• Operated and maintained analytical instrumentation

o Maintenance of equipment involved troubleshooting with manual, online/phone technical support, on staff electrician, and on staff machine shop.

• Wrote publications, grants and reports

• Prepared presentations to present at conferences

Internship at Sandia National Labs Livermore, CA (June to December 2017):

• Cultured algae for biofuels research using sterile aseptic techniques and nonsterile techniques

• Set up and used a batch sub-critical water reactor for algae extraction experiments

• Set up and implemented an ash free dry weight sampling protocol

Equipment Proficiency:

• Ion chromatograph (IC)

• TN/TOC analyzer

• Elemental analyzer

• UV-Vis photo-spectrometer

• Bomb calorimeter

• Batch Photo-bioreactors

• Continuous flow/plug flow flash hydrolyzer (sub-critical water reactor)

• Sub-critical water batch reactor in fluidized sand bath

• Total suspended solids (TSS)

• Hemocytometer

• Centrifuge (50 mL and 500 mL tube versions)

• Micropipettes

Publications and Patents

Caleb Talbot, Jose Garcia-Moscoso, Hannah Drake, Ben Stuart, and Sandeep Kumar, Cultivation of Microalgae Using Flash Hydrolysis Nutrient Recycle, Algal Research. September 2016.

Bachmann, C.; Talbot, C.; Method and Apparatus for Recovering Non-hydrophilic Components From Algae-Containing Water, US patent application# 201******** filed 02/26/15.

Presentations Given at Following Conferences:

• ODU Graduate Research Achievement Day 2017

• American Institute for Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting 2016

• U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office Bioenergy 2016 Conference

• Institute of Biological Engineers Annual Conference 2016

• American Institute for Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting 2015.

• U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office Bioenergy 2015 Conference

• ODU Graduate Research Achievement Day 2015

• Tidewater Student Research Poster Session 2014

• American Chemical Society Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference 2014

• ODU Graduate Research Achievement Day 2014

• Environment Virginia Symposium 2013

• Energy and Sustainability Conference 2013

• Valley 25x'25 Fall Research Review 2012

Activities, Awards and Scholarships

• Chi Epsilon, Member December 2015 to Present, Chapter Secretary Fall 2016 to Spring 2017

• Outstanding Graduate Student Award, ODU CEE, December 2015

• James Madison Innovations Intellectual Property Incentive Program Award for 2012-2013

• SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Officer at Large, Fall 2012 to Spring 2013

• JMU Roop Scholarship Fall 2011

• JMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fall 2009

• Eagle Scout with Palms, 2006

References Available Upon Request

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