Chemical engineer
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Location: Corona, CA, USA
University: The Petroleum Institute
Major: Chemical Engineer

Chemical engineer

MERRIET GAMAL KAMEL (E.I.T)
Corona, CA 92880| xxx-xxx-xxxx | xxx-xxx-xxxx

EDUCATION
Sep 2012 – May 2016 Bachelor Of Science in Chemical Engineering – Honors Student with Distinction with cumulative GPA 3.90. The Petroleum Institute (ABET accredited) - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Senior Design Project: Sulfur-Fiber Composite
· Led a team of four on the design process from research & development to modeling and presentation
· Verified the hypothesis by conducting experiments
· Developed a process and scaled it up to commercial scale into a PFD and P&ID
· Designed fluids components including; relief valves, pumps, compressors and heat exchangers
· Conducted sizing of the equipment and tested control components
· Completed economic analysis including materials selection, cost of both utility and equipment
· Conducted HAZOP analysis and risk analysis
· Health, safety and environment (HSE) aspects were strictly examined
EXPERIENCE
Dec. 2018- present Seasonal Sales Associate, Macy’s, Riverside, CA
· Assist clients by listening, helping and provide excellent customer service to increase customer retention
· Direct customer sales of our products by creating custom set of products per customers’ needs and wants
· Figuring customers’ needs based on personal features and personal preferences of the client
· Utilization of clientele program to maintain customer profile and customer contact information to increase personal sales
· Creating personal sales goals with plan for implementation of achieving goals
Nov. 2016- Nov. 2017 Research Assistant for Abu Dhabi Gas Research Centre (GRC) in collaboration with SHELL Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA) projects, The Petroleum Institute - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Full time work with Dr. Donald Reinalda, Shell Chair Professor, on two key Patented engineering projects; Adsorption of water on zeolite 4A and Hybrid CO2 Capture
· Worked across functional teams to effectively manage the two project simultaneously
· Provided relevant research paper to be used by the laboratory team
· Created post-experiment statistical analysis Microsoft Excel-based reports, in order to, draft technical research reports, to later, lead a final presentation with the Research committee regarding the research finding
· Efficiently resolved issues regarding data analysis and implemented quick solutions to prevent it from reoccurrences
May 2015- July 2015 Intern, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
· Demonstrated awareness of issues and their impacts on the oil and gas industry analysis (offshore and onshore)
· Constructed a full flare system; components, sizing calculations and control system
· Effectively resolved issues regarding an existing flare system by redesigning it and including a knock-out drum which was missing from the original design
· Generated process flow diagram (PFD) and piping & instrumentation drawings (P&ID)
· Created heat and energy balance
· Worked under the supervision of multiple project managers to facilitate their needs
· Generated look ahead schedules and reports to monitor field progress
· Authored technical documents such as records, protocols, reports, technical assessments, design verification, SOP and method development reports
Dec. 2013 -May 2016 Tutor (part-time), The Petroleum Institute - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
· Tutored Chemistry, Mathematics and Chemical Engineering subjects for individual students and groups up to 10 students
· Helped students to better understand targeted weak areas within a subject or a subject as a whole to ensure overall competences of quality and efficiency
· Prepared tutoring sessions to ensure the tutee’s academic development
· Assisted students review and understand previous lessons to make connections with new lessons and prepare for upcoming tests and quizzes
Sep. 2013- Dec. 2015 Librarian Assistant (part-time), The Petroleum Institute - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
· Opened customer accounts by recording account information
· Maintained customer records by updating account information
· Resolved product or service problems by clarifying customer’s complaint; determined the cause of the problem
· Answered customers inquires in need of professional assistance to librarians and assisted them on how to use reference sources and get the desired information from the system
· Performed secretarial activities such as filing, typing, word processing, photocopying and mailing out material, and mail sorting
HONORS/ CERTIFICATES
· Certified as an Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) from the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists – License number: 165450, Sep 2018
· Passed Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering exam (FE), May 2018
· Served as a Treasurer in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
· Nominated for a study trip organized by the Petroleum Institute in cooperation with WINTERSHALL Company to Germany, August 2015
· Member of Golden Key International Honour Society
· Participated and got qualified for the final stage in the Fourth United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Student Research Competition held at Abu Dhabi University and earned excellence award for our design
SKILLS
· Excellent interpersonal, communication, documentation, presentation leadership skills
· High degree of independency, self-motivation, dedication, responsibility and always seeks perfection and improvement
· Excellent ability to work within a fast-paced and dynamic team in a demanding and ever-changing business environment
· Problem solving/troubleshooting and continuous improvements
· Methods, Techniques & Testing: Risk Assessment, Process Safety, Distillation, Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Solid Liquid Phase Extraction, Liquid- Liquid Extractions
· Lab Tools: Pressure/Vacuum Chambers, Mass Spectrometer Instrumentations, Furnaces/Ovens, Centrifuges, Evaporators, Distillations Columns, Solid Liquid Phase Columns, Mixers, Pressure & Flow Measurement Equipment, Universal Testing Machines
· Software skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), Aspen HYSYS, MATLAB, Simulink, SolidWorks, Polymath, computer-aided design (CAD), Adobe Acrobat, MS Office, MS Visio, MS Project, Pro II

TRAINING
· Safety Engineering organized by Total Professeurs Associes (TPA) and supported by TOTAL, April 2017
· Entrepreneurship Boot Camp held at The Petroleum Institute, Dec. 2015
REFERENCES
Available upon request

AutoCad, Solidworks, Aspen HYSYS, documentation, communication, leadership and presentation skills