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Chemical Engineering Department Lead

Richmond, VA
August 15, 2021

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To obtain a position collaborating creativity, education and experience enhancing business through use of Chemical Engineering/Chemistry responsibilities to support production, technology, and existing or new product development.


Virginia Commonwealth University

05/2002 Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering - Magna Cum Laude 3.7/4.0

05/2002 Bachelor of Science Chemistry, Minor in Biology - Magna Cum Laude 3.7/4.0

J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College

05/1997 Associate Degree in Science

Technical skills

●Possess strong analytical skills as well as proficiency in written and oral communications

●Function well and contribute within a multi-discipline project team environment

●Reliable self-starter working well when empowered to perform with minimum supervision

●Experience with operation and data analysis of laboratory instruments, Microscope, FTIR, RAMAN, DSC, DTA, HPLC, GCMS, Karl Fischer, TSu ARSST, RC1 & Automate reaction calorimeter

●Process simulation and mass and energy balances by spreadsheet and software

●Maintain knowledge of current innovations and well versed in theory and operating principles of batch wise, semi-batch, and continuous processes.

●Hazards evaluation and calorimetry testing for involvement with process safety management, hazard and operability analysis ((HAZOP). Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Pre-Startup Safety Review ((PSSR), accident prevention and safety promotion, safety compliance, Accident and emergency response, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safety practices, equipment and machinery, chemical and hazardous materials safety, workplace hazards and employee training.

●Safety training acquired through research, internal mandated OSHA requirement, seminars, courses and experiments with Chillworth Technology-Safety & Behavior Training, Fauske & Associates, LLC-Emergency Relief System Sizing and Thermal Analysis, Mettler Toledo AutoChem-RC1 Reaction Calorimetry User Training Course, and Netzch and Perkin Elmer DSC/DTA, Thermo-analytical measurements.,

●Process Radiation Safety training for use of 20MW nuclear research reactor at NIST.

●General knowledge and experience with polymer synthesis; e.g. research of metallocene catalyzed polypropylene condensations, free radical, etc.

●Integration of general electricity/electronics and mechanical devices design & theory, reverse engineering, and maintenance/repair skills into everyday work experiences.

●Designing/drawing, building, repairing, & improvising through creative, inventive and innovative thought processes. research and hands on approaches used regularly.


eDiscoveri Subcontractor Engineer

Henrico, VA

6/2010 – Present

●Conducting energy usage baseline studies for monitoring

●Performing financial audits of utility bills to validate billing accuracy

●Foster customer awareness of energy rates and other available options

●Increase operational reliability and uptime

●Reduce energy cost at low or no cost

●Root cause analysis of outages and recommend mitigation

Technical Services Process Engineer

Delta-T Corporation, Williamsburg, VA

11/2006 – 07/2008

●Provided support directed at engineering, designing, constructing, and commissioning ethanol manufacturing facilities

●Specified equipment and aided in development and review of Piping and Instrumentation/Diagrams

●Aided in the development and execution of training and operating manuals

●Participated in internal R&D projects process technology and improvement initiatives

●Respond to customer calls, provide process technology information and coordinate with customer on process issues.

Process Chemist and Engineer-Product Development

Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, USA

Intern 06/2001–06/2002, Full-time 06/2002-03/2006

Assisted with the development and transfer to production of new/current synthetic processes of active pharmaceutical ingredients (potent compounds, controlled/non-controlled substances) by:

●Tracking and controlling manufacturing process performance, creating and revising batch production records, cleaning documents, equipment set-up documents, and all related quality documents such as Change Control Requests for documents and equipment, including design of process flow diagrams and modification to piping and instrumentation diagrams where applicable.

●Successfully initiating investigation for root cause, and implementing corrective action for process deviation. Providing a detailed scope of work to engineering for process improvements, participating in the design and follow through of proposed work for support of expanding process capabilities.

●Performing all process activities in accordance with Quality System Procedures (QSP) and associated documentation. Experience in current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

●Knowledge of Process Hazard Analysis. Actively participated in formation of onsite Safety Testing unit, global harmonization of process safety hazard management protocol and testing strategies. Performing safety testing with multitude of techniques and state of te art instruments to comply with company and OSHA process safety standards.

●Actively identifying, initiating and participating on process and cleaning optimization teams to minimize process cycle time, equipment and process bottlenecks and improve process quality and consistency, including development of efficient and robust laboratory chemical synthesis for scale-up to production. Utilize in-process control (IPC) sample extraction, isolation and identification of reaction byproducts and intermediates, monitoring of reaction kinetics via HPLC, GC, and TLC.

●Managing multiple processes/projects utilizing proficiencies in chemistry and chemical engineering principles, theories, and practices such as: unit operations, heat transfer, mass separations, reactions kinetics, material and energy balances and crystallizations.

●Gained knowledge of FDA, DEA, OSHA, and EPA expectations for pharmaceutical chemical operations

Research Associate –Supercritical Fluids

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Chemical Engineering


●Constructed and operated supercritical fluid systems for phase behavior studies of small molecules (chemical warfare stimulants, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD) and polymers in supercritical fluid solvents.

●Conducted small angle neutron scattering of high pressure polymer solutions at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, 05/2000 and 05/2001

●Prepared and applied formulations in development of fluorinated polymer coatings.

●Evaluate test results, prepare response reports, maintain electronic documentation.

●Maintain clean, organized, and safe workplace, lab benches, equipment, chemicals, MSDS

Hardware Department Lead

Sears Roebuck and Co, Richmond, VA


●Sales, training, customer service, loss prevention. shipping & receiving stock, inventory, new store commissioning and maintenance.

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