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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
May 20, 2019

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Vrushant Patel

Des Plaines, IL +1-847-***-**** EDUCATION

The University of Illinois at Chicago May 2019

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (GPA: 3.97/4.00 – Summa Cum Laude Honors) Coursework: Process Desgin and Control, Heat and Mass Transfer, Separation Engineering, Thermodynamics, Equipment Sizing and Process Economics


ASPEN Plus Simulation Microsoft Excel Leadership Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study Process Control Microsoft Visio Organization Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) MATLAB Problem Solving Teamwork Process Optimization ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Project 1: Production of methanol by carbon dioxide hydrogenation 2018 – 2019 o Investigated methanol production through the hydrogenation of industrially captured carbon dioxide to help reduce China’s pollution problem by converting 97% of carbon dioxide to methanol of purity 99.5wt%. o Led a group a 5 members under the guidance of a professor and a mentor. Project 2: Simulation of Gas-Subcooled Process (GSP) 2018 o Simulated Gas-Subcooled Process (GSP) which was the state-of-the art technology first developed by Ortloff engineers that offered 90% NGL recovery with carbon dioxide tolerance for enhanced ethane recovery in ASPEN Plus using unit operations such as: flash drum, air cooler, turbo-expanders, heat exchangers, Demethanizer column, and pumps. Project 3: Pipe Size Economics 2018

o Determined the optimal pipe diameter for a superheated steam with 50 degree Celsius of superheat that was transported at 100MT/hr through carbon steel piping with roughness 0.2mm by performing sensitivity analysis of pipe diameter and analyzing its implication on CAPEX vs. OPEX.


Undergraduate Research Assistant May 2018 – August 2018 Advisor: Dr. Vivek Sharma, Soft Matter ODES Lab, Chemical Engineer o Visualized and characterized beads-on-a-string formation on coated fibers using high speed imaging. o Measured extensional rheology response using Dripping-onto-Substrate rheometry. o Assisted a Master student in doing experiments and analyzed data for Master’s Thesis Project. HONORS AND AWARDS

o AICHE Chicago Section UIC Henry McCormack Outstanding Senior Award 2019 o Exelon Scholarship 2018 – 2019

o Norman Parker Scholarship 2018 – 2019

o Irene N. Jones Scholarship 2016 – 2017

o J. L. Meece Scholarship 2016– 2017

o Ronald J. Stepansky Scholarship 2016 – 2017

o Engineering Dean’s list every semester (Since) Fall 2015 o Advance Placement (AP) Scholar Award 2015


o Active Member, Yogi Divine Society (YDS) 2013 – Present A non-profit organization that help channelize the mind of youths towards their goal through weekly assemblies and under the guidance of spiritual saints.

o Chemistry and Math Tutor, Maine East High School 2014 – 2015 Tutored sophomores and juniors in concepts related to algebra, calculus, balancing equations, nomenclature etc. that helped improve my interpersonal skills.

o Vice-Captain, Atmiya Cricket team 2014

Co-lead a team of 15, and qualified to finals in the Chicagoland 20/20 cricket league. o Group leader, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Vidyamandir (KDAV) School, Jamnagar 2012 – 2013 Led a group of around 100 students and bagged first place in sports and co-curricular activities competition for which group was rewarded with school annual trophy.

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