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Chemical Engineering Assistant

Location:
Fairmont, West Virginia, United States
Salary:
87000
Posted:
April 25, 2019

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RESUME-Maria D. Salazar-Villalpando

Address: *** ********* **. ********** **, USA

Telephone: 304-***-****

Email: ac87ov@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Accomplished scientist with doctorate in chemical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology with expertise in synthesis and characterization of new catalysts and materials; expert in performance evaluation of catalysts for fuel processing and CO2 capture & utilization. Expert in hydrogen production, polymer electrolyte and solid oxide fuel cells; experienced in electrochemical and photochemical processes. More than 20 years of experience in scientific research with new catalysts and materials. Authored more than 25 peer reviewed publications and 30 scientific conferences. Fulbright scholar and USA citizen.

SKILLS

Highly innovative and creative with leadership skills

Excellent written and verbal communication, work planning and data analysis

Strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, paired with the ability to work independently and prioritize work

Strong motivation and ability to support multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for a senior management team

Highly organized, with good attention to details,

Ability to fully integrate into a high achieving team environment.

Skilled in several laboratory analytical techniques for catalysts and materials characterization

Considerable experience interacting and communicating with non-English speaking people across all the continents, traveled to 65 countries around the world.

Good computer skills

Willing to relocate to other parts of the country

Bilingual (English and Spanish). Understanding 30% of written Italian, French and Portuguese

WORK HISTORY

International Energy Consulting, LLC, 2017-2019

CEO & Founder, Morgantown, WV, United States

Consulting services in chemical, thermal, catalytic and electrochemical processes and clean energy.

Consulting services in fuel processing for the production of cleaner fuels. Polymer electrolyte and solid oxide fuel cells; solar energy.

Consulting services in synthesis and characterization of new catalysts and materials; expertise in performance evaluation of catalysts for fuel processing and CO2 capture & utilization. Expertise in hydrogen production, polymer electrolyte and solid oxide fuel cells; experienced in electrochemical and photochemical processes. More than 20 years of experience in scientific research with new catalysts and materials.

VCA Consultants, S.C., Specialized Diagnostics &Environmental projects, 2012-2017

Project Consultant

Consulting services in catalytic processes for petrochemical processes.

Consulting services in cogeneration of steam and electricity.

Energy audits

National Energy Technology Laboratory (Department of Energy), 2006-2012

Researcher, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Synthesis and characterization of new catalysts and evaluation of their performance in fuel processing

Developed and designed new catalytic process for fuel processing of heavier fuels to generate cleaner fuels

Designed and set up a new laboratory in heterogeneous catalysis and electrochemistry

Developed a photo-electrochemical method to re-use CO2

Wrote project resource budget for material and energy costs for every step of process.

Prepared hazard analysis report including justification & recommendations to increase safety.

Authored more than 25 peer reviewed publications and 30 scientific conferences.

Showed several skills, such as highly innovative and creative with leadership skills; excellent written and verbal communication, work planning and data analysis; strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, paired with the ability to work independently and prioritize work; strong motivation and ability to support multiple projects simultaneously; ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for a senior management team; highly organized, with good attention to details; ability to fully integrate into a high achieving team environment; skilled in several laboratory analytical techniques for catalysts and materials characterization

Parsons RDS, Inc.-NETL (Department of Energy, site contractor), 2005-2006

Researcher, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Catalysts synthesis and characterization.

Catalytic testing for fuel processing of heavier fuels to clean fuels

Research presentation in scientific conferences

West Virginia University, 2003–2005

Assistant Professor, Morgantown, WV, United States

Writing a model for solid oxide fuel cells.

Catalyst formulation and synthesis for fuel processing

Mexican Petroleum Institute, 2000 – 2002

Energy Engineer. Mexico city, Mexico

Performed energy audits; conducted cogeneration studies for electricity and steam in petrochemical plants and refineries (PEMEX, Mexican oil company)

Illinois Institute of Technology, 1995-2000

Research assistant at the polymer electrolyte (PEM) fuel cells laboratory (during Ph.D.)

Chicago IL. United States

Teaching assistant for courses in Chemical engineering

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology, 2000

Masters in Energetics Engineering (Energy Engineering)

National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1995

B. S. in Chemical Engineering

National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1991

CHEMICAL LABORATORY TECHNICAL SKILLS

Scanning electron microscope (STM), X-ray photoelectron pectroscopy (XPS), ion chromatography, mass spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis, electrochemical analytical techniques (potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, amperometry). Analytical techniques to measure catalysts properties such as particle size, porosity, density and surface area.



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