Since this is such a big group, I thought we might take some time to introduce ourselves, so that our future posts have a bit more context. Feel free to share who you are, your field of chemical engineering, what you are working on currently, and anything about you that your fellow members might find interesting or surprising.
I'm Monica, AIChE Membership Associate and the Engage Community Lead. I have been with AIChE three years and work primarily with AIChE’s Young Professional members and our Local Sections. I previously worked at the American Public Power Association in their Engineering and Operations Department. I love working with engineers and look forward to continuing to work with each of you through AIChE and Engage!
Now it's your turn--introduce yourselves!
I'm Ravi, working with Oil and Gas industry since last 12+ years (major with upstream business).
I'm also working on my research in "Process Safety and Big Data".
Please feel free to get in touch and explore common interests..
It feels great to be part of this great community. Plz feel free to contact me except ads and flyers.
My name is Rob Walker. I am Process Safety Engineer at Honeywell that specializes in Relief System Design and PSM Top Risk Management. I have 27 years of process and operations experience, so I look forward to interacting with this group.
I'm Joe Barry, currently unemployed. Past: 10 years Met Coke, 16 years E&C, 10 years Alumina refining. Just listening for now. Find me on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/barryjm57
I'm Anthony Fregosi, member of AIChE since 1987. I am currently a member of the New Orleans and Virtual Local Sections. I am currently the Immediate Past Chair of the Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC) and a Fellow of AIChE.
I have worked for only two companies since graduation from the University of Florida in 1987. Occidental Chemical in White Springs, Florida and Cornerstone Chemical Company in Westwego (just outside New Orleans), Louisiana. However Cornerstone was previously named American Cyanamid and then Cytec Industries before being called Cornerstone Chemical Company.
Over the years I have worked as a Process/Production Engineer, Process Safety and Environmental Compliance Coordinator and currently as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer (IT Department).
Good morning everyone,
My name is Patrick Muldowney and I am a PSM Engineer with AkzoNobel, coordinating the PSM program for the Morris, IL, site. This facility renders animal fats and vegetable oils into industrial soaps and solvents for a variety of industries. I have been in this position since August, 2015. Prior to my role as a PSM Engineer, I was a Process Engineer with Fairmount Santrol, in their Self-Suspended Proppant division. Immediately prior to that, I spent 3.5 years as a Gas Process Engineer for TransCanada. I have 5 years' chemical engineering experience overall, having earned my BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2010.
Thank you, and I look forward to interacting with all of you as part of this group!
Hello to all,
I'm John Paulk, Chem E from Tennessee. I have my MS in ChE from Clemson University and currently work in the Columbia, SC area. I've worked as a Process Engineer in polyester fiber manufacturing, fermentation products manufacturing, and organic reaction products manufacturing. I currently work as a Plant Engineer in a small organic products manufacturing plant. Plant Engineering is my major area of interest. I am looking for recommendations, guidance and advice centered around small plant operations with minimal automation. I look forward to "engaging" in topic discussions and plan on initiating my own.
John M Paulk, MS ChE
Lindau Chemicals, Inc.
My name is John Cole, B.S./M.S. Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, PE since 2009. After a very brief stint doing validation work, I've spent all but two years since getting my master's working in chemical demilitarization (i.e., disposing of chemical weapons) at two different sites in the U.S. My primary work has been in process engineering, relief devices, equipment design/procurement, and construction support.
Good morning everyone or (Всем Доброе утро here in Kazakhstan)
I'm Marc Clithero and I graduated from Loughborough University in 1995 and entered the world of Engineering Contracting. I have worked in the Oil and Gas / Petrochemical fields all my working life so far and as is typical have spent my fair share abroad working in the Middle East and parts of Europe. I have risen through the ranks holding positions such as Senior, Principal and Lead Process Engineer. Some of this time was spent as an independent engineer (from which i gained a lot of experience) I now find myself as Chief Process Engineer for an Engineering Contracting company in Kazakhstan. I haven't really specialised in any particular field or technology, more of a generalist in Oil refineries, Offshore facilities and onshore Hydrocarbon and petrochemical facilities.
I'm Elizabeth Sendich, and I'm an analyst with EIA’s Macroeconomic Analysis Team, even though I'm a ChE not an economist. I help maintain our long-term industrial forecasts, globally and domestically, and I work to enhance public understanding of important issues related to industrial sector operators, such as those that produce chemicals. Before working at EIA, I studied chemical engineering at Michigan State University, BS 2004 and PhD 2008, which included working in the DOE funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Laboratory. My dissertation covered my model to simulate biorefineries integrated with realistic agricultural landscapes as providers of feedstocks and other goods simultaneously. During this work I gained significant experience in LCA, these were the principle on which the model was founded. In my personal time, I love wild animals, particularly my husband and daughter, games, puzzles, and cooking.