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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Location:
Kalamazoo, MI
Posted:
June 07, 2019

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AKSHIT VAIDYA

Kalamazoo, Michigan l 806-***-**** l ac9j2t@r.postjobfree.com l linkedin.com/in/akshit-vaidya/ CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEER

Dynamic and hands-on graduate with demonstrated experience in project management within chemical and process engineering in a lean manufacturing environment. Expert at identifying project scope, requirements and deliverables using lean principles. Thrives in a fast-paced environment and passionate about continuous improvement. EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

Master of Science (MS), Chemical Engineering, Western Michigan University, CGPA 3.79/4.0 05/2019 Post Graduate Diploma, Process Engineering, Pune University, GPA Equivalent 3.6 12/2015 Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Mumbai University, GPA Equivalent 3.4 05/2015 CERTIFICATION

Six Sigma Green Belt (ID: 3676097)

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Project Engineer, Orbond Aquatech Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 07/2015 - 07/2017

• Specialized in Lean Manufacturing to implement layout redesign in compliance with ISO and ASTM regulations

• Lead a team to optimize and analyze performance objectives using KPI’s for maximizing growth parameters.

• Designed PFD, P&ID with equivalent sizing and output for piping systems and utilities structure using DFMEA.

• Drafted Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and delivered training and change management activities.

• Utilized DOE to study variables throughout the system, eliminating errors and increasing efficiency.

• Assisted in commissioning 4 projects in the generic pharmaceutical and chemical sector.

• Adopted lean management methodologies like 5S, VSM and Kaizen during design and implementation phases

• Conducted value stream mapping to achieve optimal process layout to reduce 15-20% commissioning time.

• Optimized processes for wastewater and sewage treatment plants to reduce waste generation by 20%. Engineering Intern, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd, Mumbai 06/2014 - 07/2014

• Designed a Distillation Column to replace an in-use column to lower stages and increased output by 18%.

• Researched petrol, kerosene, LPG, and other petroleum products to obtain higher octane and calorific values. Engineering Intern, Shri Sairam Gas Agency, Mumbai 06/2013 - 07/2013

• Surveyed the distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and the commercial and domestic bottling process.

• Designed an algorithm to increase penetration of LPG in the Mumbai outskirt area. Graduate Research Assistant, Western Michigan University 08/2017 – Present

• Built cellulose based battery separator for Lithium-Ion batteries to be pitched against commercial separator

• Assembled Lithium-ion batteries and evaluated them for its rate and cycling capabilities for variable C rates.

• Utilized nanoscale fabrication techniques to achieve nano-sized pores and tunable porosity for LIB separators.

• Electrodes formation using fabrication/coating with varied compositions for optimal performance

• Separators prepared with cellulose and derivatives for better mechanical and electrochemical performance

• Material degradation and dendrite growth testing using SEM/XRD/FTIR for failure analysis Teaching Assistant, Western Michigan University 08/2017 – Present

• Assist classroom instruction for Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid/Heat/Mass Transfer courses.

• Focus upon problem solving methodologies and experiments based on individual unit operations CORE COMPETENCIES

● Process Optimization

● Procedure Development

● Quality Control / Testing

● Failure Analysis / PFMEA

● Performance Metrics (KPIs)

● Etching/Coating

● Heat/Mass Transfer

● 3D CAD Drawings

● Battery System

Management

● Design Reviews

● Process Mapping

● Project Management

● Lithium Ion Batteries

● Risk Analysis / Mitigation

● Process Development

● Root Cause Analysis

● DOE

● Lean / Six Sigma

● Safety Standards

● Nanoscale

Fabrication

● SEM/XRD/FTIR

● DFMEA/DVPR

Software Skills: COMSOL, ANSYS, MATLAB, SAP, Minitab, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, HTRI, Aspen HYSYS ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Sewage Waste 07/2014 - 05/2015

• Designed reactor with energy balances, to produce 100 kg of Biogas per day with minimum discharge.

• Calculated material balance and energy balance for maximum output and lower energy consumption. Concentration elevation of Sodium Hydroxide up to 50% using a multi effect Evaporator system 08/2015 - 12/2015

• Multiple effect evaporator design, line and equipment sizing with P&ID/PFD for active in-plant commissioning.



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