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Heenal Patel

Chemical Engineering Graduate

Education

20122016

B.Eng (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING)

CURTIN UNIVERSITY

Relevant Course Units/Experience

  • Engineering Materials/Principles and Processes in Chemistry/Reactivity and Function in Chemistry/Process Mass Transfer/Process Heat Transfer: All had Laboratory based activities and assessments.
  • Design of a Natural Gas Plant (Final year project)
    Effectively designed a natural gas plant as part of a group project, including an individual sub-project that included designing a detailed operational and mechanical design of a depropanizer (distillation) column.
  • Achievements
    Engineers Australia Certificate of Merit for Engineering Sustainable Development.

Work experience

Jan 2015Nov 2015

Research Assistant

Experimental Hydrodynamic studies in Multiphase Stirred Tank using high speed imagery and optical probes (Curtin University)
  • Assisted in the design of an experimental procedure to study bubbles in a rectangular tank using high speed cameras.
  • Calibrated optical probes using high speed imagery with great attention to detail.
  • Accurately maintained a record of all the data collected, in an organised fashion. 
  • Digitally processed images obtained via high speed imagery using imageJ/Fiji (software) and applied tracking algorithms in order to track the bubbles.
  • Post-analysed all the data obtained using excel sheets in order to obtain bubble properties such as diameter and bubble velocity.
  • Diligently followed all laboratory safety procedures.
  • Maintained laboratory environment, laboratory notebooks related to equipment being used and ensured safe working environment at all times.
Nov 2015Mar 2016

Engineering Intern

Ultracote Powdercoaters
  • Performed a series of tests that helped determine the suitability of paints for their intended use. Tests included the cure test, impact testing, solvent resistance testing and surface softness testing.
  • Followed a series of chemical pre-treatment steps on metal products before they were sent off to be powder-coated.
  • Followed through maintenance procedures at the workshop.
  • Was trained in safe handling of toxic and corrosive chemicals.
  • Complied with health and safety standards.
  • Set up an excel spreadsheet to easily input customer requirements on each order, which helped improved the company's efficiency.
Jul 2015Present

Transcriptionist

Independent Contractor
  • Transcribe interviews, demonstrations, voice mail messages, focus groups, meetings and court hearings with an accuracy of 99%.
  • Perform thorough research for audio files with unfamiliar subjects to ensure high levels of accuracy.
  • Promoted to the QC (quality check) position for one of the companies I worked for.
  • Format text into client specific requests.
  • Safely handle highly sensitive information.

Nov 2014Mar 2015

Volunteer Tutor

Nyabioto junior school for orphans
  • Assisted in teaching mathematics to students aged 5 to 12.
  • Worked effectively with students with diverse learning needs.
  • Coordinated with the supervisors at the orphanage to organise fun activities to do with the children during the weekends. 
  • Taught theories of addition, subtractions, multiplication, division to younger students and concepts of patterns, pre-algebra, fractions and basic geometry to older students.
Mar 2012Jun 2014

Cashier

IGA(Altone shopping center)
  • Reduced waiting time for customers by providing quick services.
  • Attained success in balancing the cash after an extremely busy holiday season following many discrepancies in cash-against-items-sold.
  • Achieved Employee of the Month Award following customers' feedback in providing excellent service.
  • Delighted customers with consistent and pleasant services which resulted in an increase in returning customers.
  • Kept the work area clean, well stocked and organized.
  • Successfully trained four junior staff members over the period of 2 years.

Campus Involvement/ Memberships

  • Women In Chemical Engineering (WiCkED)
        --Volunteered with fund raising activities.
        --Took part in the events organised by the club. 
  • Engineers Australia – Student Membership Since 2012
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) – Student Membership Since 2014
  • Association of Chemical Engineering Students (ACES) - 2013