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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Batavia, Illinois, United States
November 21, 2018

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Resume: • Geneva, IL Morgan P. Lennon 724-***-**** •


University Of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering & Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Graduated: April 2018

Certificates: Leadership, Pursuing Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Fundamentals of Engineering GPA: 3.3

Recognized as Honors Student in Swanson School of Engineering and Dean's List Scholar

Societies: Order of the Engineer, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society

Universidad Pablo de Olavide Seville, Spain

Study Abroad: Semester Exchange Program January- May 2017

Demonstrated willingness to take risks through enrollment in advanced and diverse Spanish-speaking curriculum

Munich University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany

Study Abroad: Engineering for Sustainability July- August 2014

Evaluated future renewable energy infrastructure; introduced sustainable urban farming entrepreneurship


Project Farma, LLC. Libertyville, IL

Validation and Project Engineer for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients August – September 2018

Applied cGxP principles to author, continuously improve, and implement client-specific validation protocols such as Validation Master Plan, SOPs, and URSs while addressing customer needs for budget, scope, and schedule

Managed FDA compliance issues related to lab / product equipment, data integrity assessments, project prioritization, computerized system risk, and capital project lifecycle with cross functional engineering team

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Allentown, PA / Milton, WI / Trexlertown, PA

Liquefied Natural Gas & Cryo-Machinery Process Engineering Co-op: Downtown Team May – August 2016

Simulated heat exchanger designs in Aspen Plus based on patent research to compare process cycle, production, specific power, and efficiency with Air Products technology to propose a more competitive strategy

Updated VBA code for pipe size database, optimized Aspen tool to integrate parameters, published EPC deliverables

Plant Process Engineering Co-op: Performance Materials Manufacturing Facility August – December 2015

Earned best chemical plant safety record in the company by implementing management of changes for EH&S Audit on Safety Relief Valve sizing, OPHR Action Items, equipment revalidations, P&IDs, and procedure updates

Saved plant expenses on materials and lost production time after conducting personal catalyst filtration feasibility study, maintaining Reactor Accountability Database batch times, and investigating false alarms in Aspen IP21

Environmental Health & Safety Co-op: Headquarters Process Safety Group January – May 2015

Collaborated on Process Safety Analysis Methods to update best practice procedures, analyzed root-cause failures for Risk Management Plans, and conducted Key Performance Indicator assessments for production incidents

Applied OSHA compliance standards to create and upgrade consequence modeling programs for various plants

Designed Siemens architecture tool and upgraded consequence modeling programs APBEAST and weather PSAM

Engineers for Sustainable Medical Development Pittsburgh, PA

‘Design Hub’ Project Team Member, mentored by Dr. Rabih Chaer at UPMC August 2013-August 2016

Created endovascular torque device via Solid-Works to optimize surgical efficiency, accuracy, and patient safety

Adapted mechanical calculations and executed deliverables for UPMC physicians within budget constraints

Tailored design features and geometries for injection molding and student intellectual property rights protection


Biochemistry Epigenetic Human Disease Lab Pittsburgh, PA

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipient mentored by Dr. Kabirul Islam June 2017- April 2018

Investigated mutations of a fat mass and obesity associated gene to model its role in energy intake and expenditure

Independently performed biochemical assays and analyzed enzyme reaction mechanism and mode of inhibition

Honors Organic Chemistry Lab Pittsburgh, PA

Self-Directed Research Team Member, mentored by Dr. George C. Bandik January – May 2016

Established therapeutic amine synthesis from polystyrene, identified products via IR, 1H & 13C NMR, UV, MS

Drafted therapeutic amine synthesis from denatured polystyrene after analyzing methods within time/fiscal limits

Chemical Engineering Cohesive Particle Lab Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate Researcher, mentored by Dr. Joseph J. McCarthy September – December 2014

Researched polymerization of silica nanoparticles on organic surfaces and tested modified capillary forces

Worked closely with department Vice Chair to determine how surfaces and densities affect particle cohesion

Drug Discovery Institute and Swanson School of Engineering Pittsburgh, PA

Freshman Engineering Conference Presenter April 2014

Presented semester project on applications of microphysiological platforms to family and biomedical professionals

Analyzed academic journals, interviewed expert toxicologists, and weighed ethical costs to pharmaceutical industry


Pitt Parliamentary Debate Team Pittsburgh, PA

President, Former Secretary and Lead Chair of Equity Committee December 2014- April 2018

Advanced our collegiate network, active recruitment, and university resources to become a more competitive team

Launched and officiated team website after weekly tournaments using HTML coding knowledge

Proposed constructive solutions to harassment and inclusion conflicts as appointed equal opportunity facilitator

American Chemical Society Pittsburgh, PA

Web Publisher for University Chapter and National Member August 2017-April 2018

Coordinated organization’s schedule, membership, service and tutoring events, chemistry news, and fundraising

Oakland Catholic High School Pittsburgh, PA

Official Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum Debate Coach September 2016-December 2016

Mentored students on argumentation, writing, and public speaking skills to win first awards in school history

Instructed students on logical argumentation, professional writing, ethics, and public speaking skills every week

Scientists, Engineers, & Mathematicians for Service Pittsburgh, PA

Volunteer Service Member September 2013-September 2016

Coordinated numerous pig heart dissections and Rube Goldberg machine demonstrations to educate K-12 students


Advanced Spanish proficiency; Engineering Change Management, technical writing, professional communication

Matlab, Aspen Plus V8.6, SAP, Scigress Modeling, Chem Office, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Visual Basic, Microsoft


Analytical Equipment: (combined experience 3 years, methods used daily during research)- HPLC, FPLC, GC-MS, chromatography methods (protein/reagent purification, sample identification); MALDI-TOF, incubators, centrifuge, speed-vac, autoclave (protein reactions and analysis). Combined experience 2 years, methods used weekly during lab - HSGC, UV-Vis spectroscopy, MS, ICP-AES, FTIR, IR Sensors, NMR/MRS, ESR, syringe needle filters.

Process Equipment- (combined experience 1 year, methods used daily during Air Products co-op)-

industrial-scale batch reactors, HVAC system, liquefied natural gas heat exchanger, trouble-shooting/ shutdown

Failure Analysis Testing - (combined experience 2 years, methods used daily during co-op /weekly for research)- Fault Tree Analysis, HAZOP, PHA Works, Gas and Chemical Safety, Root Cause Analysis, Manufacturing Hazard Safety, Lock Out Tag Out, Fire Extinguisher Safety, Confined Space Training, Liquid Nitrogen Training, PSV Standardization and Auditing, OSHA and EPA Regulations, Electronic Documentation Management System, Risk Management Plans, CAPAs and Deviations, Risk Assessments, Project Management, Internal Auditing, KPIs


V-Model Validation and Consulting- (combined experience <1 year, methods used daily) -

Validation Master Plan, C&Q Plan, Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification, Commissioning Summary Reports, Performance Qualification, PQ Summary Reports, Cleanroom Fogger Receipt Verification, FAT/SAT documents, COTS / GAMP qualification for laboratory equipment (LIMS / ELN), Data Integrity Assessments, 21 CFR Part 11, 210, 211, Temperature Mapping, ISO 9000 Training, POD cleanroom for FDA clinical trials

Expression and Characterization of Proteins – (combined experience ~2 years, methods used daily/weekly)- biochemical/fluorescence assays, PCR and primer dosing, ELISA, cell-cultures, molecular cloning, plasmids, SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting, Gel electrophoresis, nickel column purification, RNA sequencing, understanding of hereditary disease, -20C/ 80C freezer, cold room, environmental stability chambers, tangential flow filtration equipment skid, scientific and organized communication of findings to research team

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