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Chemical Engineering

United States
February 24, 2016

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Abbigail J. Tonges

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Field Experience

Nucor Steel Gallatin, Quality Co-op, Ghent, KY May 2015 August 2015

Eliminated steel quality concerns by coordinating remedial actions with a project team

Evaluated specialty product order quality through Scanning Electron Microscope analyses

Upgraded documentation of modeled microstructure changes with temperature for all plant grades using JMatPro material properties simulation software

Trained other co-ops to use a Scanning Electron Microscope

Assisted in the semiannual re-bricking of the electric arc furnace Nucor Steel Gallatin, Quality Co-op May 2014 August 2014

Assessed standard product quality through Scanning Electron Microscopic analyses

Exceeded timelines for material testing studies outsourced by customers

Conducted physical testing on samples from products which failed quality specifications

Performed statistical analyses to find correlations between process parameters and quality using JMP software Nucor Steel Gallatin, Quality Co-op September 2013 December 2013

Determined how cooling variances across coil surfaces affect physical performance characteristics

Improved standard operating procedures for coiling process to meet customer requirements

Developed outline of defect concentrations in unrolled product through physical property testing

Finished Scanning Electron Microscope training

Corning Incorporated, Melting Engineer Intern, Harrodsburg, KY May 2013 August 2013

Supervised manufacturing line activities and implemented process control using PI ProcessBook software

Completed Six Sigma Yellow Belt training

Reduced costs of OSHA PPE requirements on the plant floor while complying with safety regulations

Created pilot startup and standard operating procedures using Wall97Master thermal modeling software Technical Skills

Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB), ChemCAD, Simulink and Aspen

PI ProcessBook

Wall97Master Thermal Modeling Tool

Scanning Electron Microscope, shear saws, belt sanders, and metal polishers

JMP 10 Statistical Discovery Software

JMatPro 8.0 simulation software for material properties Education, Honors and Awards

BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY May 2016 GPA of 3.19

College of Engineering Dean’s List, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Fall 2011,Spring 2014 Academic recognition awarded for a semester GPA of 3.75 or above. Presidential Scholarship Fall 2011 Spring 2015

Four-year award providing the cost of tuition.

Girl Scout Silver Award

The highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn for community service and leadership. Given for completing over 50 hours of service to create board games to challenge academically gifted students in local elementary schools. Activities

Cultural Exchange, Republic of Kazakhstan May 2015 July 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Member Spring 2012 Present Phi Sigma Rho Women’s Engineering Sorority, Engineering Student Council Rep. Spring 2012 Spring 2013

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