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Transcripts - Nandini_Resume

  • 1. NANDINI RAMACHANDRAN Unit #18 6350 Forward Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217 (412)-(378)-(8512) | | OJBECTIVE To obtain a position in the field of Chemical and Process Engineering to utilize my technical, analytical and computational skills towards Modeling, Control and Optimization of Processes. EDUCATION Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA December 2015 Master of Science in Chemical Engineering GPA: 3.7/4 National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India May 2014 Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering GPA: 8.65/10 RESEARCH PROJECTS Process Identification from Open Loop and Closed Loop Data (A partnership with Emerson Process Management) Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh September 2014 – Present • Developed and established the best method for closed loop identification by comparison with verified open loop identification algorithms. • Implemented the identification algorithm to the industrial power plant as a cost cutting solution in comparison to conventional methods. Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Monolith Channels National University of Singapore, Singapore May 2013 – July 2013 • Developed a reduced 3-D model for the flow of gases through a square monolith using Comsol Multiphysics. • Established the optimal design for the reactor from the sensitivity analysis of the Monolithic reactor by varying different sets of parameters. Development of Optimal Control Algorithms for Benchmark Problems in Industrial and Lab Scale Control Indian Institute of Technology Madras May 2012 – July 2012 • Presented a detailed description of the process description and control strategies of the benchmark problems in Industrial and lab Scale Control • Ascertained the best control strategy for sample benchmark problems in literature using simulations in Simulink. Flow Characterization, Mathematical Modeling and Estimation of Bubble Frequency Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore May 2012 – July 2012 • Validated the experimental results of bubble frequency and flow rate through vertical orifices computationally using matlab. • Developed a Mathematical model for the bubble frequency of the slugging cycle for flow through horizontal orifices. ACADEMIC PROJECTS Global Supply Chain Optimization of Pharmaceutical Industries Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh August 2014 – November 2014 • Developed a supply chain model for a pharmaceutical company and formulated the optimization problem on GAMS to maximize profit. • Reduced the computational time for solving by implementing a temporal decomposition algorithm to solve the optimization problem. Optimization of an Alkylation process by constrained Nonlinear Programming Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh August 2014 – November 2014 • Developed a model for optimizing an alkylation process to maximize profit subject to the physical laws governing the behavior of the process. • Estimated the optimum process parameters by formulating and solving the problem as a Nonlinear programming model in Matlab. Design of Equipment for Optimal Production of Ammonia National Institute of Technology, Trichy January 2014 – May 2014 • Designed the equipment for the optimal production of ammonia and developed the Process Flow Diagram for a specified amount of feedstock. • Developed the P&ID diagram and estimated the efficiency of production for the flowsheet developed. SKILLS • Software and Programing languages: C, C++, Python, Java, MS Office, LaTex, Matlab, Comsol, Aspen Plus, GAMS, Simulink, LEADERSHIP • Pragyan (Annual Techno-Management Festival of NIT, Trichy), Publicity Team Head June 2012 – May 2013 • Festember ( Annual Cultural and Literacy festival of NIT, Trichy), Organizing Committee member June 2013 – May 2014 • National Social Service, Member (NIT Student Chapter) June 2013 – May 2014

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