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Nachiket Madhav Paranjape Resume (STEM UP 2015) 2

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. Nachiket Madhav Paranjape Phone – +1-716-816-8381 E-mail – LinkedIn - Education University at Buffalo, The State University ofNewYork GPA – 3.79/4.00 Masterof Science, Chemical Engineering, May 2016 Relevant Coursework: Advanced Thermodynamics, Advanced Chemical Kinetics, Colloids and Surface Phenomena, Mathematics and Computation, Introduction to Python and Data Structures, Mathematics and Computation Vishwakarma Institute ofTechnology (affiliated to University ofPune, India) First Class with Distinction Bachelor of Technology,Chemical Engineering, June 2014 Honors in Environmental Technology and Biotechnology First Class with Distinction Chemical Engineering Experience Solid Polymer Electrolyte Membranes based on crosslinked PEO for Li ion batteries University at Buffalo (Advisor – Dr. Haiqing Lin) (January 2015 – Present)  Design new materials based on crosslinked Poly(ethylene oxide) for better conductivity than current semi-crystalline materials  Correlated facts of increase in conductivity with increase in amorphousness and free-volume to build rationale for materials’ design  Testing and thorough characterization of current as well as new materials is involved in the current research using characterization tests forcrystallinity(XRD), glass transition temperature(DSC), conductivity(Impedance Spectroscopy),transference number,FTIR Continuous Cashew-nut Processing Equipment Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (Advisor – Dr. Dhananjay Bhatkhande) (January 2013 – May 2014)  Surveyed, studied and assessed process for cashew-nut processing in industries, which is energy as well as time consuming.  Designed a co-current 3-step continuous-drying process forcashew-nut processing which replaces traditional batch-drying process  Designed the drying system (MS-excel), fabricated it and finally optimized it for a pilot plant study (by trial-and-error)  Collaborated with Nexgen Drying Systems Pvt. Ltd. for survey, fabrication and testing, and worked in a team of two  Achieved a desired level of efficiency which successfully concluded the project, making the process energy efficient and hence reducing cost of processing. Also, time required for drying was drastically reduced. DFT calculation of binding energy for MoS2 adsorbed on HfO2 surface IISER,Pune (Advisor – Dr. Prasenjit Ghosh) (October 2012 – March 2013)  Studied crystalstructures of HfO2 and MoS2 which are two promising materials for post-silicon modern semiconductor applications  Formulated and then simulated 7 geometrically possible configurations of a mono-layer of MoS2 adsorbed on bulk HfO2  Computational Technique used – DFT (density functional theory); software used – QuantumEspresso (in Ubuntu environment)  Calculated binding energy for each of the adsorption configuration using energies obtained from the calculations to predict t he most stable configuration for the mono-layer adsorption In-plant training at Dow Agro-Sciences India Pvt. Ltd. (at Lote, Maharashtra) (May-June 2012)  Conducted a detailed study of various facilities at the plant including chlorpyrifos (CHP) manufacturing plant, formulation p lant, effluent treatment plant, N2 production facility (membrane process)  Experienced and studied aspects of environment, health and safety as they are given prime importance at the facility  Achieved understanding ofthe principles like 5S, lean manufacturing, six sigma, etc. through reading,conversations and experience Seminars Membranes used in Desalination (Spring 2015) Researched various types ofdesalination techniques,the state-of-art materials in each ofthe techniques,and various novelmaterials which have a potential revolutionise the current membranes. SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction and its Application in Automobiles (7th Semester – 2013) Study of SCR process used for reducing NOx compounds which contained details about the process,designs ofthe equipment used in the exhaust systems of diesel vehicles and a discussion of why it is made mandatory to fit such systems . New Sensors’ (PAT) Applications for Process Study and Experimental Optimization (5th Semester - 2012) Overview of sensors basedon various Process AnalyticalTools (PAT), their applications in process study and experimentations for collecting real-time data and its use in optimization of process performance and process development. (Tool used – Mathematica) Skills  Software – MS-excel, MATLAB, Aspen Plus, developing expertise in Python(with packages – Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn), R  Operating Systems – Windows, Ubuntu  Experimental – Impedance Spectroscopy, XRD, FTIR  Online Coursework – Introduction to Python (Codecademy), Learning Python for Data Analysis and Visualization (Udemy), Introduction to R Programming (edX – Microsoft), Explore Statistics with R (edX – Karolinska Institutet)

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