Bozeman, MT

Position Desired

Chemical Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


Montana State University (MSU) Expected May 2016
• Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering – Senior Standing
• Cumulative GPA: 3.90, Major GPA: 3.97

Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory Experience
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) May 2015 - August 2015
• Successfully developed method for the production and characterization of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) as a potential co-product to biochemical biofuel production
• Received comprehensive safety training on lab equipment and attained approval from managers and safety officers to carry out experiments
• Attended weekly professional development meetings and submitted deliverables on a rigid timeline

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) June 2014 – August 2014
• Carried out experiments with blended biomass (corn stover and switchgrass) to measure cellulose conversion after dilute-acid pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis
• Co-authored 2014 Q4 INL program milestone completion report from INL for the U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office
• Co-authored INL research poster on “Comparison of predicted and measured conversion performance of…corn stover blends” presented at 2015 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meeting
• Coordinated with mentor Dr. Allison Ray’s research group on project management, project timelines, data acquisition, data analysis and preparation of research papers/presentations

University Experience
Smarty Cats Tutoring (MSU): Tutor August 2015 - Present
• Guide undergraduates in chemical engineering with upper-level coursework
• Participate in monthly tutor training sessions and campus outreach events

Center for Biofilm Engineering (MSU): Research Assistant September 2014 - May 2015
• Determined optimal growth conditions for an extremophilic fungus in a bioreactor
• Assisted with bioreactor set-up, lipid extraction and lipid analysis with gas chromatography
• Research project funded through Undergraduate Scholars Program at MSU

Rainey Group (MSU): Research Assistant January 2014 – May 2014
• Carried out organic product synthesis and purification using standard lab equipment such as boiling flasks, condensers, rotary evaporators, separation funnels and Dean-Stark apparatus
• Purified volatile organic solvents via fractional distillation and calculated theoretical plates

Analytic and Laboratory Equipment Experience
Operated and received safety training on the following laboratory equipment
• Wiley Mill Grinder
• Retsch ZM200 Mill
• Leco Bomb Calorimeter
• Alliance & Agilent High-Perform...

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