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Recent Graduate - Chemical Engineering & Environmental Chemistry

Orange, CA, 92866
October 28, 2022

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Maribel Aguirre 714-***-**** LinkedIn


University of California, San Diego, La Jolla: 3.55 GPA June 2022

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry, ACS Certified RELEVENT EXPERIENCE

Grades of Olive Oil Instrumental Analysis Mar. 2022 – Jun. 2022 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

Performed analytical tests on different grades of olive oils (OO, EVOO, & LEVOO) using HPLC, HSGC, GCMS, IC, UV-vis, and Fluorescence

Developed correct lab work habits and methodologies for the operation of modern analytical instrumentation while maintaining a lab safety environment

Effectively communicated ideas and rationale of experiments to team members; carried out data analysis and generated timely reports

Thermal Processing Innovation Jan. 2022 – May 2022 University of California, San Diego – Jacob’s School of Engineering

Designed a biomass pyrolysis system to produce carbon neutral cost-competitive hydrogen

Deliverables included Block and Process Flow diagrams, Process Mass and Energy models, extensive Economic Evaluation, HAZOP analysis, and progress reports

Refined communication skills and ability to participate in internal cross-discipline project team coordination Plant for Hydrodealkylation of Toluene to Benzene Nov. 2021 – Dec. 2021 University of California, San Diego – Jacob’s School of Engineering

Determined product amount and purity from provided plant design and devised a new course for best separation and purification of desired chemical components

Analyzed the dynamics of the reactor to develop optimum temperature control parameters

Collaborated and communicated extensively with a mentor and research team: hybrid in-person/remote Electrifying UCSD Apr. 2021 – May 2021

University of California, San Diego – Jacob’s School of Engineering

Individual Research Proposal: reviewed literature and synthesized information to determine UCSD’s most cost-effective course for fulfillment of the UC Climate Neutrality Initiative

Evidence-based evaluation of Stanford and Wesleyan Universities to formulate a clear and detailed budget for replacing UCSD’s cogeneration plant with a mostly electric supply to campus sourced from 100% renewables

Scripps Pier Seawater Analytical Analysis Apr. 2020 – Jun. 2020 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

Determined specific compositions and characteristics of Scripps Pier seawater - chlorinity, fluoride, nitrite, density; submitted weekly reports in ACS format

Participated in instrumental and classical quantitative chemical analysis techniques, including titrations and electrochemical methods

Compared techniques for best results: minimal error, suitable cost, great efficiency RELEVANT SKILLS

Coding/Software: MATLAB, Aspen Plus, C++, LaTeX, Arduino, Microsoft suite, ChemDraw, Chemix

Equipment: UV-Vis, Reverse High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ion Chromatography

(IC), Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), 1H- and 13C-NMR Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and Headspace Gas Chromatography (GCMS and HSGC), laser cutter, 3D printer, soldering iron

Misc: Technical writing, innovative, strong work ethic, problem-solver, detail-oriented, bilingual ORGANIZATIONS

AIChe UCSD: American Institute of Chemical Engineers at UCSD

SWE at UCSD: Society of Women Engineers at UCSD

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