SIMBARASHE HERBERT MAMBIRI
Objective: Graduating Chemical Engineering senior seeking full time position in Process Engineering.
Major: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (McNeese State University) Graduation Date: May 2020
Languages Fluent in English, French, Shona, Ndebele/Zulu.
Software Microsoft Office Suite, CISCO Networking, Aspen Hysys, Delta V, Chemlabs.
Equipment Infrared Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography.
Professional AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Certification (10/10 modules)
Senior Design Project Gastechno LLC Walloon Lake, Michigan August 2019 - Present
Engineering Design Petrochemical, Oil and Gas
Developed and designed a methanol to formaldehyde process, to increase feed reactant for primary Polyoxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers to increase yield of synthetic diesel cuts. Work done was to increase cetane value in product stream and improve quality of the synthetic fuel product. Designed safety and process control features to proposed unit.
Worked as team lead on primary Polyoxymethylene Dimethyl Ethers integration with single step oxidation reactor, using Aspen. Developed rounded understanding of design and operation of modular synthetic fuel production units.
Research Associate Chemist Sasol North America Lake Charles, Louisiana May 2014-August 2014
Research and Development Oil and Gas
Utilized and serviced Liquid Chromatography Analysis whilst researching the effect of heavy salt concentration in oil reservoirs on surfactant (paraffin-chain salts) performance in enhanced oil recovery in order to increase yields. Worked alongside lead research scientists and Presented results to department quarterly meeting.
Resident Assistant McNeese State University Lake Charles, Louisiana August 2014- Present
Duties include maintaining resident safety, student resident building administration, and student policy enforcement.
Student activity programming, to promote diversity and safety. Largest nine staff program had over 400 in attendance.
Research Assistant Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida September 2013- May 2014
Research and Development
Reproduced effective Titanium and Zirconium central catalyst synthesis that bonded to both oxygen and nitrogen, and tested its reaction speeds on different reactions under the supervision of Rudi Wehmschulte (Associate Professor of Chemistry).
Metallurgical Engineering Mwana Africa, Freda Rebecca Gold Mine Bindura, Zimbabwe March 2012- 2013
Formulated and conducted laboratory and plant test work to increase adsorption rate, and loading capacity of the carbon to the target gold cyanide complex in plant process.
Calibrated the plant twin semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) Mills during daily routine maintenance.
International Society for Water Solutions (ISWS) June 2013 Present
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) August 2013-Present
African Student Association August 2013-Present
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); President August 2013-Present
Scholarship and Awards
NSBE General Mills Scholarship February 2014
McNeese ACCESS (Out of State Waiver) August 2014-Present
Chemistry Expo Lake Charles, LA September 2014-Present
Assisted faculty and organizers in project preparation. Demonstrated chemistry aspect to local Parish schools in order to inspire their interest in the STEM fields.