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Chemical Engineering Assistant

Gardena, CA
October 04, 2019

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Gardena, CA 323-***-****


Looking to leverage direct refinery process engineering experience into a hands-on engineering role in a manufacturing environment, environmental health & safety industries, pharmaceuticals, etc. EDUCATION

B.S. Chemical Engineering Expected Graduation: June 2020 University of California, Irvine Overall GPA: 3.27 WORK EXPERIENCE

Process Engineering Intern - Chevron Corporation - El Segundo, CA 06/2019 - 08/2019

● Generated and executed 2 test run guidelines (SRU73 Claus Reactors Test Run and Coker Isolation Valve Throttling Test Run)

● Identified $500M/year OpEx savings by testing lower operating temperatures of sulfur recovery unit (SRU73) Claus reactors

● Recommended Coker throttling valve operating parameters to improve preheat temperature and increase coke drum life by 2-7 years

● Initiated the FCC C-180 Depropanizer Cooling & Reboiler Analysis to account for higher feed rate from C-12 decommission in 2020 Operations Engineering Intern - Chevron Corporation - El Segundo, CA 06/2018 - 08/2018

● Worked directly alongside Operations assisting with rounds to assess the health of critical process equipment at the Alky plant

● Completed all alternate relief plans for 2018 and finished the initial phase for all 2019 ARPs at the Alky plant (30 ARPs in total)

● Reviewed acid spike line test run to prevent acid corrosion in the settlers and updated 3 P&IDs

● Collaborated with process engineers and relief SMEs to improve unit efficiency and reduce costs of existing projects BurkeLab Nanotechnology Undergraduate Researcher - UC Irvine - Irvine, CA 09/2018 - 06/2019

● Optimized and improved 3D printer’s efficiency and product quality by reducing 1-2% of materials usage

● Conducted analysis on graphene transfer and performed tests on 2 printing devices and their applications

● Assisted graduate students with their research and experiments as well as maintained the lab safety and equipment Assistant Instructor - Experium Science Academy - Torrance, CA 08/2014 - 03/2016

● Assisted 30-40 students from K-12 with chemistry and biology experiments

● Managed laboratory chemical solutions from 1-22 liquid ounces and oversaw live organisms for research purposes

● Supervised and mentored students with school assignments and research projects North High School Math and Science Tutor - North High School - Torrance, CA 09/2014 - 06/2016

● Improved students’ test scores from 1%-10% after many tutor sessions

● Constructed biweekly study plans from 1-5 subjects for 5-10 students

● Ameliorated students’ overall performance and led them to pursue academic success SKILLS

● Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Spreadsheet, MATLAB, SolidWorks, Cura, AutoDesk, and Visio

● Experience in Refinery E-View, EDMS, RIMS, Seeq, Spotfire, PI ProcessBook, PI DataLink, PETools, Starlims, and Pro II

● Good communication, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving/analytical skills

● Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

● Listen to feedback, coachable, open-minded, motivated, strong work ethic, honest, organized, and willingness to learn

● Fluent in Vietnamese


● Team Lead丨Effective Drug Delivery System: A Mass Transfer Model 03/2019 - 06/2019

● Team Member丨ChemE Car - AIChE at UCI 09/2017 - 06/2018 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

● Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SAChE) Certificate Program 09/2017 - Present

● American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 09/2017 - Present

● Society for Engineering 09/2017 - Present

● E. F. “Dinty” Mohr Scholarship 09/2016 - Present

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