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John from Germany applies for Blue Card Germany

Chemical engineers

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Profession:

Name of profession: Chemical engineers Name of latest business sector: Energy Systems Latest occupation/title: Chemical Engineer Latest main activities:

Education:

Completed education: bachelor Title or Qualification: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Specialisation: Process Engineering and Renewable Energy Additional trainings: Internships

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | North Rhine Westphalia 2. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 3. Preferred country | region / city: Netherlands |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: german => well 3. Language skills: =>

Personal note /detailed application:

Professional Experience

Chemical Engineer at Teledyne Energy Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland
September 2015 - March 2016
Thermoelectrics Group
- Collaborated with NASA and the Department of Energy on the Enhanced Multi Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator program for the next Mars rover mission.
- Built Skutterudite-based thermoelectric couples (TEC).
- Designed production tools using Solidworks, increasing production capacity ~300% in six months
- Used MS Access to develop database to track TEC quality, identify TEC defect trends, and increase average production yield.
- Trained technicians in new production methods.
- Performed maintenance and repairs on vacuum furnaces to ensure consistent TEC production
Fuel Cells Group
- Performed thermodynamic analysis of fuel cell systems for UUV naval applications.
- Studied low gas permeability fluoropolymer sealants for future aerospace applications.
- Commissioned Nordson EFD Precision Fluid Dispenser to construct fuel cell stacks on site, reducing production time by ~25% and eliminating reliance on third parties.
Hydrogen Generation Group
- Introduced conductivity testing with YSI MultiLab to quantify quality control, increasing generator lifetime.


Process Engineer at Johnson Matthey Emission Control Technologies
Wayne, Pennsylvania
September 2014 - March 2015
Process Engineering
- Produced automotive catalysts on pilot plant scale for development of new product lines
- Focused on heavy duty diesel applications for Daimler, John Deere, and GM
- Developed zeolite based Cold Start Concept ® catalysts with improved HC and NOx storage
- Modified solution rheology of 1-50 gallon batches for improved adherence
- Investigated alternative substrates and metals as replacement of traditional PGM based catalysts
Product Development
- Lab scale synthesis of Pt, Pd, and Rh powders with increased activity
- Assisted with and processed characterization data of Synthetic gas mix Catalyst Activity Tests (SCAT), X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, and BET surface area testing
Environmental Health and Safety
- Participated with Kaizen teams in process mapping and plant floor plans


Engineering and Market Development at Johnson Matthey Stationary Emissions Control
Audubon, Pennsylvania
September 2013 - March 2014
- Quantified stationary, marine, and locomotive market opportunity in North America for retrofit technology
- Performed catalyst field performance tests using XRF and XRD to determine catalyst poisoning and thermal deactivation
- Coordinated with EPA, Environment Canada, CARB, and state legislatures
- Opened multi-million dollar market by acquiring California Air Resource Board verification for L-CCRT® DPF system


Academic Experience
Senior Design Project
July 2016 – May 2017
Thermochemical Water Splitting Plant
- Design of high purity hydrogen production plant to supply local hydrogen for fuel cell busses
- Incorporated catalyst experience to develop novel pelletized system using porous SiC and ZnFe2O4
- Used MS Visio for PFDs, ASPEN for equipment sizing and AutoCAD for plant plot plan
- Conducted full economic feasibility and sensitivity study of plant economics
- Zero carbon footprint achieved using green chemistry

Research Assistant at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Bochum, Germany
April – June 2016
Biogas Research for the Chair of Thermodynamics
Analyzed microbiological reduction of organics to maximize methane production
Executed 20-liter batch reactor studies to analyze impact of different algae feed stocks
Evaluated product quality with gas chromatography


IT Knowledge
MS programs (including MS Access and Visio)
3D CAD Modeling (Solidworks and Creo)
Chemical Process Optimization Software (ASPEN)
Analytical Software (Polymath)
Drafting (AutoCAD)
MATLAB


Activities
American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Drexel University, 2014 - present
Sierra Student Coalition, Drexel University, 2014 - present
Jazz and concert Saxophone, Drexel University, 2012 - 2014
 

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