EDUCATION
Mississippi State University
Ph.D. Engineering                                   August 2014
M.S. Biological Engineering                  December 2010
B.S. Biological Engineering                   December 2008

WORK EXPERIENCE
Mississippi State University, MS

Assistant Professor                                                                                                                               05/2015 – present
Specializing in research of sustainable materials with an emphasis on the analysis of industrial processes, modeling, instrumentation, and material testing.

Postdoctoral Research Associate                                                                                                       08/2014 – 05/2015
Used Aspen Plus and CAPCOST software to evaluate mass and energy balances as well as economic analysis of industrial processes.  Used a Fischer-Tropsch pilot plant reactor system to perform experiments that I designed as a graduate student.

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                                              01/2009 – 08/2014
Used Aspen Plus and CAPCOST software to evaluate mass and energy balances as well as economic analysis of industrial processes. Designed a pilot scale reactor system using LabView to create the software needed for temperature, flow-rate control and monitoring of the pilot reactor system to research multiple catalysts.

Instructor of Record – Teaching Experience
·   FP 4123/6123 – Lumber Manufacturing
Raw materials, production methods and product specifications for sawn wood products. Machinery and plant layout. Operation, control, and analysis of lumber manufacturing systems; markets.
·   SBP 4153/6153 – Biological Conversion of Biomass
Introduction to concepts of conversion of biomass by organisms or isolated enzymes to chemicals focusing on breakdown of cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses and enzyme kinetics.

SKILLS & TRAINING
·    Professional Engineer in the state of Mississippi
·    LabView, Aspen Plus, openLCA, CAPCOST, COMSOL Multiphysics
·    Solidworks, AutoCAD, ANSYS
·    Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
·    ChemCAD, MathCad, Mathematica
·    Pressure Vessel Design and Implementation
·    GC, GC-MS, TPR/TCD, SEM, TEM Analysis
·    Hazardous Waste and OSHA formal safety training

RESEARCH INTERESTS
·    Renewable/Alternative Energy (Pyrolysis, Gasification, Pelletization, Bioethanol)
·    Catalysis
·    Structural Design
·    Automation
·    Optimization of control systems

MEMBERSHIPS
·   American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
·   Forest Products Society

COMMITTEES
·   International Standardization of Solid Biofuels Committee – US TAG for ISO/TC 238
·  Engineering for Sustainability Committee – ASE-16 (ASABE)
·  Student Organizations Committee – P-120 (ASABE)
·  Student Ethics Competition Committee – P-128 (ASABE)