US-CA-Mira Loma (will consider relocating)
* Fast learning, goal-oriented Engineering Professional with strong desire to procure and share new analytical and technical skills; strong aptitude to acquire new skills and technologies, efficiently adjusting to new environments and products. * Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and written and oral communications skills; innate ability to maintain sight of the big picture, ask effective questions, communicate effectively and succeed in high-pressure, challenging, and deadline-driven environments. * Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Package (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access), Unisim, Pro II, Matlab, Auto CAD, Chem CAD, ArcGIS
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
* Fluid Mechanics * Project Management * Investigative Analysis * Materials Science * Organic Chemistry * Biochemistry * Heat Transfer * Mass Transfer * Thermodynamics * Engineering Analysis * Polymer Engineering * Process Synthesis/Design * Data Collection & Analysis * Corrosion/Materials Degradation * Unit Operations * Kinetics and Reactor Design * Research and Development * Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
Sunrise REU, University of North Dakota 2011 - 2011 Intern (Summer) * Worked in laboratory environment as summer intern; investigated and documented the optimization of fermentation reaction for the production of yeast, and developed an enzymatic-based pretreatment hydrolysis process of sunflower hulls for use in fermentable sugar production. * Study protocols and outcomes submitted to the International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering for publication.
California State Polytechnic University 2011 - Present Senior Research Project * Analyzed and documented liquid crystal change behavior while restricted in aero gel matrices. * Developed and optimized procedures for synthesis of various sol and aero gels. * Developed and investigated titanium oxide sol gel films for use in dye sensitized solar cells. * Analyzed the behavior of post and co-gelation dye doping techniques for use in dye sensitized solar cells.
California State Polytechnic University 2010 - 2011 CCRAA Research Apprenticeship Program * Focused on the analysis of liquid crystal surface interaction behavior for use in dye sensitized solar cell applications. * Developed, optimized, and documented procedures for the synthesis of various disulfides.
UCR and San Bernardino Water Department 2008 - 2008 Copernicus Project Internship (Summer Intern) * Assigned to locate and update the operating status of major pipeline components in San Bernardino County; utilized ArcGIS software to generate a geological map illustrating and summarizing findings. * Utilized Auto CAD software to support the design and modification of pumping stations.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Riverside Community College/California State Polytechnic Institute 2008 - 2010 Math and Science Tutor
United States Army 2003 - 2007 Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Technician
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS / ASSOCIATIONS
California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, CA, Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering (2012)
Certifications: Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt (2012) Fundamentals of Engineering Certification (2012)
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) Member, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Member, Omega Chi Epsilon Honor Society
Publications: International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering