Matt Pollard

Valencia, CA

Position Desired

Chemical Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Seeking career opportunities in Chemical and Environmental Engineering in the realms of water resource and quality management, emission reduction, environmental stewardship, clean energy, and economical sustainable innovation.

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, August 2012-May 2015
Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering with Thesis, May 2015, 3.80/4.0 GPA

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, August 2008-May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, May 2012, 3.73/4.0 GPA

Staff Professional I, Kleinfelder, Gas Transmission & Distribution Team, Colorado Region, January 2016-March 2017
Performed Cathodic Protection (CP) and Environmental Regulatory (ER) audits and design work for clients
- Executed field surveys, oversee construction and commissioning, and confirmed compliance of water, oil, and gas utilities
- Developed final technical reports, calculation packages, design packages, and figures for client personnel
- Reviewed existing records of pipeline protection and risk mitigation documents including SPCC plans and FRPs
- Assisted design teams with schematic and location mapping detail and delivery of Oil & Gas products
- Maintained proper certification and calibration of field equipment and led field project safety detail

Research Assistant, Laboratory for Advanced Clean Energy Research, Washington University in St. Louis July 2013-Present
Project Goal- Study effects of moisture on biomass cofiring with PRB coal
-Analyzed impact of biomass properties on flame/combustion characteristics
-Performed cofiring combustion experiments and analyzed data on flame length and structure
-Designed experimental apparatus and performed experiments to collect and analyze volatile particulate within flame
-Analyzed results from ANSYS Fluent CFD modeling of experimental system

Research Assistant, Autonomous Net-zero Water Treatment Project, University of Miami, November 2010-May 2012
Project Goal- Set up a closed loop and on site water treatment system in a dorm on campus
-Analyzed effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on GAC filter efficiency and maintenance
-Working on Iron Mediated Aeration reactor to remove phosphorus in effluent
-Researched relevant literature and similar technologies

Research Assistant, Summer REU Program 2011, Duke University, May 2011-July 2011
Project Goal- Analyzed, quantified, and compared Ionic Liquids and Silicone Oils in the context of air bioremediation
-Analyzed effects of substances on bacterial growth and degradation of VOCs
-Experimentally determined partition...

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