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Education Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois B.S in Chemical Engineering, Anticipated June 2016 M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Anticipated June 2016 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Work Experience Stepan Company, Northfield, IL Agriculture Formulations Intern (June-September 2015) Developed a method for predicting agriculture emulsion stability Performed laboratory experiments to develop new solvents Independently ran trials to test the performance of new solvents and surfactants


Stepan Company, Elwood, IL Pilot Technology Division Intern (June-September 2013, June-September 2014) Extensive experience in corrosion studies up to ASTM standards Carried out laboratory filtrations on cGMP amine products Created engineering drawings of process equipment Performed process equipment calibrations Produced written reports and presented findings at department meetings


Northwestern University Library (June-September 2015) Assisted patrons with locating items and resolved technical support issues

Finstrom Carpentry, Plainfield IL, Subcontractor (May-September 2012) Installed custom windows, siding, and doors according to relevant building codes

Research Experience Torkelson Lab, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (January 2015-Present) Investigated impact of initiator fragments on glass transition temperature, crucial for technological application of low molecular weight polymers Analyzed samples using differential scanning calorimetery, and gel permeation chromatography

Publications Zhang, Lanhe; Marsiglio, John; Lan, Tian; Torkelson, John. "Dramatic Tunability of the Glass Transition Temperature and Fragility of Low Molecular Weight Polystyrene by Initiator Fragments Located at Chain Ends." Manuscript submitted to Macromolecules December 2015.

Engineering Project and Design Experience Chemical Process Design (Fall 2015) Proposed design for acrylic acid production facility using AspenTech HYSYS and Aspen cost estimator Chemical Product Design (Winter 2015) Proposed a new food-grade red dye, and performed experiments to determine product feasibility

Skills Microsoft Office, Visual Basic and Visio AspenTech HYSYS and MATLAB

Extracurricular Northwestern AIChE Technical Chair (May 2015- Present) Symphony of Evanston Nursing Home Volunteer (August 2015-Present) Northwestern University Goodrich House Treasurer (September 2013- June 2014)