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Environmental Engineer

Palatine, Illinois, United States
October 12, 2016

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Patrick Hulsebosch, EIT 224-***-**** Palatine, IL 60074 BIOLOGICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING

Self-motivated, resourceful, technical engineer-in-training with experience in alternative forms of energy, biofuels, wastewater treatment, and project management. Experience in and enthusiasm for the energy sector and clean energy. Proficient in project-based work which provides the opportunity to develop trusted client relationships. Technical Skills: MS Office, TanGIS, MATLAB, Linux, C/C++, PVWatts, Helioscope, PVSyst, AutoCAD EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL May 2016

Major GPA: 3.73

Cumulative GPA: 3.20


METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF CHICAGO – Stickney, IL June 2016-August 2016 The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago (MWRD) has seven water treatment plants in Cook County, the largest in the world being in Stickney, with the intent to protect the health and safety of the public in its service area, protect the quality of the water supply source (Lake Michigan), and improve the quality of water in watercourses in its service area. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING INTERN

Researched and helped the design of a Revolving Algal Biofilm (RAB) growth system for tertiary wastewater treatment.

Algal cells are attached to a flexible material rotating between liquid and gas phases for the sole purpose of removing suspended solids and coliforms and recovering nitrogen and phosphorous from the water. ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY – Hangzhou, China May 2015-July 2015 Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest, selective and most prestigious institutions of higher education. RESEARCH ENGINEERING INTERN

Collaborated with multiple PhD candidates in their research regarding the use of algae as a sustainable biofuel.

Analyzed the upsides in the potential of microalgae as a viable renewable energy resource and biofuel.

Evaluated the effects of microalgae lipid extraction from cooking waste and converting it into biodiesel/biocrude oil. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING – Champaign, IL Dec. 2014-May 2016 The undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at Illinois have been consistently ranked as among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication. The undergraduate program has been in one of the top two spots for the last seven years, including five years as number one AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSISTANT Collaborated closely with a PhD candidate and clinical professor with regards to sustainable farming practices and indoor air quality.

Administered multiple range tests, with RFID technology, to monitor the water consumption of swine and cattle.

Analyzed the effects of indoor air quality and ventilation on a modeled design for the well-being of humans and animals. OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS – Champaign, IL November 2014- May 2016 ABE 469 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER (Spring 2016)

Managed a team of four and took responsibility for planning client and team meetings, adhering to a schedule, and execution of the project.

Developed a workable TanGIS augmented reality sandbox table to conduct rapid assessments of design impacts to hydrology for the US Army Corps of Engineers.


Advised a group of freshman on their semester research project with regard to sustainability and the thermal comfort of swine.


Managed fraternity internal affairs and ran the governing board proceedings.

Implemented a study hour system that catapulted house grades from a ranking of 24th to 6th for Greek life at the University of Illinois.

HANDYMAN AND RENOVATION SERVICES L.L.C. – Palatine, IL January 2011-August 2014 Served as a handyman assistant learning numerous forms of house renovation and other unique installations including solar panels. HANDYMAN ASSISTANT

Performed numerous home renovations involving interior/exterior painting, tiling, drywall repair, deck rebuilding, etc.

Installed 22 240 W solar panels onto a customer’s roof.

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