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Chemical Engineering Engineer

National City, CA
December 19, 2019

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Luana Oliveira, Ph.D.

Chemical Engineer

858-***-**** • San Diego, California



Chemical Engineer with Ph.D. and over 10 years of demonstrated experience in the oil, petrochemical, production, and related research industries Proven expertise in thermodynamics, materials science, and chemical engineering. Ability to manage project design and execution, process improvement strategies, and conflict resolution. Adept at identifying and implementing standard operating procedures while ensuring strict adherence to regulatory and company standards. Highly skilled at data analysis, process engineering, material management, and team leadership.

Project Engineering

Applied Statistics


Plant Design

Materials Science

Process Control


Strategic Planning



Scientific Researcher, Solvay Company, San Diego, California 5/2019 to Present

Collaborated on hydrogen peroxide production development project with other postdoctoral fellows and scientists within the department. Carried out multiple parallel experiments varying key reaction parameters and analyzed results to develop process improvements. Successfully designed research methodology involving diverse experimental and analytical techniques, independently interpreted the research results and summarized the research findings for presentation and/or publication.

Developed new tools that enable creative experimental approaches to chemical engineering questions.

Extended research focus of the laboratory and learned new techniques rapidly.

Authored proposals, prepared research reports, personally created and presented technical briefs.

Research Engineer, University of California, San Diego, California 4/2018 to 4/2019

Contributed to the development of new processes for the preparation of intermediate precursors of carbenes of the type CAAC (Cyclic) (Alkyl) (Amino) (Carbenes). Conducted research on synthetic development of new products.

Led and coordinated cross functional efforts and provided direction to other professionals to ensure timely completion of significant product savings.

Applied problem solving skills to develop new and innovative solutions to complex problems and use sound decision making procedures to balance design requirements, product cost, and product manufacturability.

Developed product prototyped to demonstrate product capabilities and assist in product launch.

Chemical Engineer, Petrobras-Energy Company, Salvador, Bahia-Brazil 6/2012 to 11/2017

Conducted research and analysis to enable the exploration and production of oil and gas, project development, inspection, and audits. Collaborated with the National Petroleum Agency to ensure compliance with the Local Content of Petrobras' exploration and production contracts. Inspected service contracts and drilling rig.

Monitored and executed oil treatment, water injection, gas compression in the stations and oil lifting activities, notions of primary oil processing, water injection, gas compression, oil lifting, and flow through (hydroxyl, carbonate and bicarbonate), hardness, PH, insoluble in water, dissolved oxygen, TOG (oil and grease content).

Analyzed the results of water produced for discarding or treatment and development of spreadsheets and projects directed to the dewaxing of petroleum in the lines of the base of the company.

Researcher at Engineering, University Federal of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia-Brazil 3/2009 to 12/2016

Applied algorithms and programming logic, programming, mathematics for engineering, statistics and applied linear algebra in the development of new equipment for the chemical industry.


Post Doc. in Chemistry, 2018

University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2016

Federal University of Bahia-Brazil

M.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2011

Federal University of Bahia-Brazil

Undergraduate in Chemical Engineering, 2008

Federal University of Grande do Norte-Brazil




Specialization: Programming Language to Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013.

Specialization: Engineering Process, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013.

Specialization: Drilling And Completing Fluids for Oil Wells, Technology in Oil and Gas IBP, Brazilian Institute of Petroleum Gas and Biofuels, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012.

Synthesis and characterization of new ionic liquids. Oliveira1, L. M. C.; Iglesias, M.; Mattedi1; S.; Boaventura, J. S.Brazilian congress on engineering and materials science.2010, 42 Ref #: 2050100.

Proton Conducting Polymer Membrane Using The Ionic Liquid 2-Hydroxyethylammonium Lactate For Ethanol Fuel Cells Oliveira, L.; Jose, N. M.; Boaventura, J.; Iglesias, M.AIP Conference Proceedings. 2011, 1400, 149-153. DOI: 10.1063/1.3663103.

High pressure vapor-liquid equilibria for binary methane and protic ionic liquid based on propionate anionsOliveira, L. M. C.; Ribeiro, F. R. G.; Alcantara, M. L.; Pisoni, G. O.; Cabral, V. F.; Cardozo-Filho, L.; Mattedi, S. Fluid Phase Equilibria 2016, 426, 65-74. DOI:10.1016/j.fluid.2016.03.021.

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