University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA May 2016
Viterbi School of Engineering GPA: 3/4
Master of Science, Chemical Engineering
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, India May 2014
Amrita School of Engineering GPA: 7.93/10
Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering
CO-OP Hexpol Compounding, Santa Fe Springs July 2015(Current)
Develop custom made recipes for Rubber compounds based on end use application and client specifications.
Assist in mixing, and testing of new rubber compounds in the R&D and study there properties.
Troubleshoot in case the batch does not meet the product specifications or any contamination and provide suitable solution.
Work in production following batches from weighing ingredients to packaging and, develop and optimize mix procedure and batch size to increase the throughput without compromising the batch quality
Project Intern L&T Chiyoda Limited, Vadodara, India May 2013
Engineered the hydraulic design of water utility system of Shah Gas Plant, Abu Dhabi, which was under construction.
Performed hydraulic calculations along the length and breadth of the water utility system to estimate the pressure at different points throughout the pipeline system utilizing fluid mechanics principles.
Estimated the size of the valves to be used in the utility lines based on principles of liquid flow through the orfice, and suggested the specifications of the pump, based on the pressure data compilation, and desired hydraulic throughput.
PROJECT EXPERIENCE, Amrita University, Coimbatore, India.
Adsorption Technique for ethanol recovery from its azeotropic solution May 2014
Designed and built the experimental setup for studying the adsorption of water onto 3A molecular sieve from Ethanol water azeotropic solution in Liquid phase, to enhance the ethanol recovery from its azeotropic solution economically.
Conducted experiments involving adsorption of water molecules at different process conditions and, analyzed the experimental data to determine the optimum condition for obtaining maximum purity of ethanol.
Successfully increased the purity of ethanol by 2% from its azeotropic composition which reduces the cost of production of ethanol and energy foot print in industries significantly, because this process eliminates the need for evaporation.
Design of ECO TAP (Patent application number: 1300/CHE/2014) April 2014
To conceptualize a tap design that addresses the user’s behavioural pitfall of overusing water.
Observed and studied the general behavioral trends of people using commercial faucets at domestic usages, to identify behavioral traits of people in general that is responsible for over usage and wastage of water.
Designed a unidirectional discrete flow variable valve that minimizes the wastage of water in domestic usages by restricting the user’s inherent tendency to overuse water.
Cost Effective Sanitary Napkins September 2013
Worked on a project of social cause aimed at producing low-cost high-performance sanitary napkins to make them affordable for 1000’s of women in poor households of rural India.
Performed laboratory characterization studies on wicking and absorption properties of the material blends prepared from cheap raw materials like banana fibre, cotton, little quantity of super absorbent polymer, and compared the results against the performance of the blends used in the commercial sanitary napkins.
Determined the right proportion of cotton, banana fibre, and super absorbent polymer to make sure its performance in terms of absorption and wicking is on par with the commercial sanitary napkins. Thus was successful in reducing the price of the sanitary napkins tremendously and potentially impact on large demographic of poor households.
C++ Programming Skills, CADian, Aspen, Microsoft office, Excel.
EXTTACURRICULAR SKILLS, AWARDS AND COMENDATIONS
Amrita Entrepreneurship club: Served as Treasurer for the club, allocating funds for various club events and managing the accounts involved in Club activities and report to the University management committee.
Japanese Language: Qualified basic Japanese Language Proficiency Test with an ‘A’ grade.
Music: Trained Carnatic singer (6 Years) won second prize in group music at a Talent Hunt conducted by Amrita University.
Street Play: Won second Prize in Street play Competition conducted by C.B.S.E as a part of Adolescents Awareness Program.