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Paola Carolina from Colombia applies for Blue Card Germany

Chemical engineers

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Profession:

Name of profession: Chemical engineers Name of latest business sector: Coating industry in Oil and Gas sector Latest occupation/title: Research and Development Engineer Latest main activities: Investigation of advanced coatings for corrosion/abrasion protection in the chemical industry, process design

Education:

Completed education: doctoral Title or Qualification: Natural Sciences Specialisation: Environmental analysis Additional trainings: Wastewater treatment, water quality, chemistry

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Austria | 3. Preferred country | region / city: Spain |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: spanish => excellent 2. Language skills: 3. Language skills: english => excellent

Personal note /detailed application:

EDUCATION

May 2009 – Sep. 2012 Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Working Group: Environmental Analysis
Doctoral thesis: Pharmaceuticals lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine, and their major active metabolites in the aquatic environment

May 2008 – April 2009 German intensive course in Zentrum für Deutsche Sprache und Kultur, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Certificate: TestDaF 5-4-5-5

July 2006 – June 2007 English intensive course in Dynamic English, Bogota, Colombia

January 2001 – April 2006 Chemical Engineering
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Diploma thesis: Removal of Nickel present in industrial waste by use of pine sawdust

February 1989 – Dec. 2000 High School Diploma
Colegio San José, Bogota, Colombia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

April 2013 – present Research and Development Engineer at Oilcasan S.A.S. Bogota, Colombia
Investigation of hard coatings for corrosion/abrasion protection in the chemical industry (including Oil and Gas sector).
Design of production process of hard coatings at lab scale.
Preparation of feasibility study on producing hard coatings.

May 2009 – Sep. 2012 Research Assistant at the Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Analyses of micropollutants in different environmental matrixes using analytical methods such as solid phase extraction (SPE) and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
Joint working with German environmental protection agencies and wastewater treatment plants analysing different treatment technologies (such as activaded sludge, ozonation and adsorption onto activated carbon), and the quality of surface waters, groundwater, soils and sediments.
Supervision of undergraduates in the laboratory and tutoring of bachelor thesis.

April 2009 – present Translation activities (Spanish, German, English)

Sep. 2006 – April 2008 Quality analyst engineer at Minipak S.A., Bogota, Colombia
Quality assessment of raw materials and final product through physicochemical analysis.

Sep. 2005 – Dec. 2005 Lecture assistant with development of the website in course “Engineering, Technology and Society” at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

June 2005 – July 2005 Lecture assistant with exercise mentoring in course “Calculus of Complex Variables” at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Languages
Spanish: native language
German: fluent in spoken and written (TestDaF: 5-4-5-5)
English: fluent in spoken and written (80%)

Computer skills Microsoft Office®
Origin®, CorelDraw®
Xcalibur® (Software for mass spectrometry)

AWARDS

April 2010- Sep. 2010 Scholarship from the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) for a research stay in Germany

October 2010- Sep. 2012 Scholarship from the KAAD (Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst) for doctorate studies in Germany


PUBLICATIONS

- Rúa-Gómez, P.C., Püttmann, W. (2013) Degradation of lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine and the metabolites O-desmethyltramadol and O-desmethylvenlafaxine in surface waters. Chemosphere 90, 1952-1959.
- Rúa-Gómez, P.C., Guedez, A.A., Ania, C.O., Püttmann, W. (2012) Upgrading of wastewater treatment plants through the use of unconventional treatment technologies: Removal of lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine and their metabolites. Water 4, 650-699.
- Rúa-Gómez, P.C., Püttmann, W. (2012) Impact of wastewater treatment plant discharge of lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine and their metabolites on the quality of surface waters and groundwater. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14, 1391-1399.
- Rúa-Gómez, P., Püttmann, W. (2012) Occurrence and removal of lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine and their metabolites in German wastewater treatment plants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 19, 689-699.
- Rua, P.C., Orjuela, A. (2007) Removal of nickel from industrial waste water using pine sawdust. Revista Colombiana de Química 36, 243-258 (in Spanish).

PRESENTATIONS

- Rúa-Gómez, P.C., Püttmann, W. Analysis of lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine and their metabolites in wastewater treatment plants (in German). Umwelt 2010, Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der GDCh - Fachgruppe Umweltchemie und der SETAC GLB, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany, September 2010 (oral presentation).
- Rúa-Gómez, P.C., Püttmann, W. Analysis of lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine and their metabolites in wastewater treatment plants. ANAKON 2011, GDCh - Fachgruppe Analytische Chemie, Zurich, Switzerland, March 2011 (poster presentation).
- Rúa-Gómez, P.C., Püttmann, W. Impact of wastewater treatment plant discharge of lidocaine, tramadol, venlafaxine and their metabolites in surface waters and groundwater. Wasser 2012, Jahrestagung der Wasserchemischen Gesellschaft – Fachgruppe in der GDCh, Neu-Ulm, Germany, May 2012 (poster presentation).

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Püttmann
Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Goethe University Frankfurt
Phone: (+49) 69 798 40225; e-Mail: puettmann@iau.uni-frankfurt.de

Dr. Ing. Alvaro Orjuela Londoño
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Phone: (+57) 1 316 50 00 Ext. 14097, e-Mail: aorjuelal@unal.edu.co
 

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