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Houston, Texas, United States
October 05, 2016

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Amy Zhang

Houston, TX

Authorized to work in US for any employer

Cell phone: 832-***-**** Email:

Objective: Seeking a process engineering position.

Professional: Licensed Professional Engineer - Texas No. 117041

Education: MS in Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

BS in Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science & Technology, Shanghai, China

Overview: Experienced at process engineering design in petrochemical industry. Responsibilities include process simulation, heat and material balance, Process Flow Diagram (PFD) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) development, vessel and heat exchanger sizing, instrument specifications, hydraulics and pump calculations, safety relief system analysis. Experienced at research support to organic and biochemical products, particularly with peptides and peptide nucleic acids.


Experience: Process Engineer at S & B Engineers and Constructors, Houston, TX (7/2011 to 7/2016), selected projects include:

Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery, TX (previously BP Texas City Refinery) Ultraformer Unit #3 Fired Heater Reliability Project - replaced several fired heaters with new furnaces in the Reaction section and installed new safety instrumented system (SIS). I worked on P&ID markup, corrosion and material diagrams, instrumentation specification, line lists, and hydraulic calculations of reformer heater and reactor sections and catalyst regeneration system.

Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery, TX Pressure Vessel Documentation - led data validation for operating units and Green Power II Plant. I provided process data for Mechanical Engineering to evaluate and validate existing pressure vessel documentation, which included research on site.

BASF, Freeport, TX Relief Valve Revalidation and Flare Header Project - led model development for several operating process units and utilities. I developed and documented valid scenarios and cases that govern sizing of existing relief devices on process equipment, utilities, and low pressure field storage tanks. Process simulations were conducted in Aspen Hysys. I also developed flare header models and performed hydraulic analysis with Aspen FlareNet System Analyzer.

INEOS Hobbs, NM Fractionation Facility Flare System Improvement Project - developed flare models. I worked on P&ID markup, instrument specification, heater and knockout drum datasheet, and FlareNet models.

Lone Star NGL, Mont Belvieu, TX - supported design of a 100,000 BPD grass-roots propane export fractionator. The scope of the fractionator facility included a feed coalescer, a feed dehydrator, and a deethanizer with propylene refrigeration. I developed P&IDs and PFDs, line lists, and equipment data sheets, and performed hydraulic calculations.

BASF, Freeport, TX - modeled utility systems. I developed safety shower hydraulic models in SiNet, and simulated the steam, methane, concentrate, and sump system networks with Pipe-Flo software. The two phase flow model of condensate was simulated with Aspen Hysys. The models were run with different scenarios and validated against field data.

BASF, Bayport, TX Wastewater Discharge Line Cooling Project – conducted calculation of the batch cooling system and provided basic flow diagram and HTRI simulation of the shell and tube heat exchanger.

Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX potable water network model project – provided water distribution model in SiNet.

Research Associate at Bio-Synthesis, Lewisville, Texas

Organic synthesis and purification; specifically on peptide, oligo, peptide nucleic acid synthesis and purification, and custom antibody production and purification. I also worked on amino acid analysis, mass spectrum analysis, protein sequencing, and HPLC analysis. I maintained a database for peptide and oligo sequence and wrote sequence matching software in Java (9/2001 to 7/2011)

Software Engineer, Nortel Networks, Richardson, Texas

Software enhancement projects within the Programmable Service Architecture group. Tasks included feature implementation, customer service request, documentation and testing in DMS-250 and DMS/NA-100 network switches. (9/2000 to 8/2001)

Research Assistant, School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Identified and improved appropriate models to predict pressure drop in horizontal and off-vertical gas-liquid two phase flow. Gave presentations at the ConocoPhillips office in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and published a paper “Hydrodynamics of Off-Vertical Flow for Corrosion Modeling” in Corrosion 98. (8/1996 to 12/1997)

Process Engineer, Design Institute of Nanjing Chemical Industrial Group, Nanjing, China

As a process engineer, I performed Heat and Material Balance calculations for the wet and thermal phosphoric acid reaction process. I was involved in P&ID and PFD development, Equipment Layout, and Piping Design for the phosphoric acid and fertilizer plant. (7/1989 to 8/1996)

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