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Chemical Engineering Engineer

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Salary:
65000
Posted:
October 02, 2016

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HARSHIT MAHAJAN

*** **** ***** ****** #**, New York, NY 10025

(917) ***-****, acwvb5@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Columbia University, New York: MS Chemical Engineering CGPA: 3.8/4.0 Dec 2016 Courses: Adv. Thermodynamics, Adv. Kinetics, Catalysis, Managing Systemic Risks, Mathematical Model ing, Regression Models Elected as Chair, Alumni Affairs Committee, Engineering Graduate Student Counci l (amongst 1028 students) Panjab University, India: BS Chemical Engineering (Minor in Business Administration) CGPA: 8.2/10.0 May 2014 Elected as Training and Placement Coordinator with 91% success rate in student placement PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LP AMINA Charlotte, NC

Research & Development May 2016-Present

Developed Process Technology to produce upgraded Coal and Valuable Hydrocarbons (NGL, Fuel Gas, BTEX)

Managed project from Proof of Test to Commercial Scale-Up & prepared proposal for Low Cost Oxygen for DOE

Devised Design of Experiments for Pi lot Plant studies to val idate reaction hypothesis

Performed statistical analysis to val idate process parameters, implemented clustering and classification for kinetic model ing

Developed parametric dimensionless model to predict the reactor hydrodynamics with 90% accuracy

Developed models to devise reaction mechanism/kinetics for pyrolysis of coal to Benzene, Toluene and Xylene

Performed mathematical simulations to develop Catalyst Attrition Models for a powder fluidized bed

Initiated experiments to simulate the increased hydrocarbon recovery using steam stripping ~20% CHICAGO BRIDGE & IRON COMPANY (CBI) Gurgaon, India Process Engineer I Aug 2014-Aug 2015

Feasibility study & Engineering Design for crude refining and gas processing facility (Russia & Algeria)

Developed Process Design basis, PFDs, P&IDs for raw gas processing faci lity, Amine Recovery Unit, Sour Water Stripper

Performed process and uti l ity l ine sizing and control valve hydraul ic calculations

Implemented research findings to increase the natural gas throughput by 15% of 420 mmscfd

Prepared Design Pressure and Design Temperature Diagrams (DPDTs)

Conducted risk assessment for process systems fai lure, PHA/HAZOP studies, FMEA analysis

Successful ly organized 30 professional and personal development workshops for 40+ employees Summer Process Intern Jun 2013-Aug2013

Developed tool in VBA (Macros, Excel) to perform val idation of Line Sizing Templates, saving 6000+ man hours per project

Recognized by the management and received pre-placement offer INDIAN FARMERS FERTILIZER COOPERATIVE (IFFCO) Jun 2012-Jul 2012

Executed process flow changes, resulting in 25% energy savings for a natural gas feedstock ammonia plant RESEARCH & PROJECT EXPERIENCE

“Scale up of Dual Functional Materials: CO2 to CH4”, Dr. Robert Farrauto Columbia University, New York

Developed Sustainable Catalyst for CO2 capture from flue gas and subsequent methanation using hydrogen

Performed characterization studies for adsorbents using XPS, XRD, TEM, TGA, BET, Chemisorption, TLC, IR ENACTUS (SIFE) Panjab University, India

Led a team of 48 students for development of potter’s community, resulted in 150% increase in revenue and 250% rise in income LEADERSHIP, ACHIEVEMENTS AND INTERESTS

Elected as Board of Governors for The Chemists Club, New York

Among top 10 international ly selected students by The Energy and Resource Institute, India to represent youth at DSDS -2013

Awarded Certificate of Excel lence (A+) in course on Sustainable Development by Rio+20 – a UN initiative

Captain of the gold-medal winning dorm lawn tennis team at Annual Inter-Dorm Series

Programming: ASPEN Plus/Hysys, AutoCAD, C++, Excel, MATLAB, Python, R, Tableau

Other Interests: Hiking, lawn tennis and badminton, Puzzle solving



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