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2002-2008

The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan 48674

Senior Research Engineer:

Core Research and Development

Developed an improved kinetic model for acetylene hydrogenation that allows to better control the process and optimize catalyst performance. Performed mechanistic studies (reaction kinetics, DFT calculations, spectroscopy)  for methane chlorination and decomposition of chloromethanes over lanthanum catalysts (natural gas conversion to higher hydrocarbons) and for propylene epoxidation over gold-titanium catalysts, leading to discovery of preferred process conditions and catalyst formulations (granted patent and multiple patent disclosures) and accelerated catalyst and process development.

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1997-1998

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Chemical Engineering, WI 53706

Teaching Assistant:    

Taught classes on Chemical Kinetics (ChE 430)  and Chemical Process Design (ChE 450). 

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1994-1995

UOP Research Center, Des Plaines, IL 60017

Research Engineer II:

            Evaluated novel molecular sieves (Ti and V silicalites, Al-P-O) and transition metal oxides for use as partial oxidation catalysts.  Developed tests for screening new materials for catalytic properties, designed and assembled kinetic rigs, collected and analyzed kinetic data.  Synthesized and characterized catalysts, provided recommendations on new catalyst formulations.

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1992-1994

UOP Pilot Plant Facility, Riverside, IL 60525

Development Engineer: 

            Collected and analyzed pilot plant data for commercial and new hydrogenation catalysts.  Planned and supervised pilot plant tests for hydrocracking (with Unocal) and catalytic deparaffinization processes.  Evaluated new catalysts, different types of feedstock and operation conditions.  Provided commercialization recommendations and support.

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1991-1992

UOP Ltd., Guildford, Surrey GU1 1AT, England

Development Engineer: 

            Assisted in preparation of customized design configurations for desulfurization (Merox) and reforming (Platforming) processes for petroleum refineries in Europe.  Provided technical support for the Marketing Services Department.

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