Lab Engineer, Mechanical Engineering with 9 years experience

About

21/Feb/1986
Research Laboratories Department, Khalifa University
00971585256799

General Information

  • Location  Abu Dhabi
  • Category  Faculty Of Engineering
  • Address Flat 702, Oasis Tower, United Square Building, Al Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi
  • Language English
  • Highest Degree Level Master of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
  • Total Years of Experience 9
  • Expected Job Level Lab Engineer

Presently working as Research Project Engineer at ADNOC Innovation Center (ADRIC) in Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. I have 9 years of experience in managing engineering research laboratories. I have a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ever since I completed my studies, I was exposed to engineering researches, which involve hydrogen production and desulpharization of LPG, asphaltene deposition studies, flow assurance and enhanced oil recovery studies. Prior to the current job position, I was with UAE University, as a Chemical Engineering researcher associated with the project work ‘Desulphurization of LPG and Hydrocarbons’, funded by Japan Corporation Center Petroleum (JCCP). During my association with this project I was involved in developing new catalysts for desulfurization and gas analysis using gas chromatography system.

I have been working in ADRIC for the past 5 years; where I have been managing the Energy & Environment Lab and Polymer Lab, the lab which I was involved in the set up since it started during the set-up phase, I have helped to develop micro channel manufacturing and flow visualization facility, come up with the administrative system, training programs, equipment inventory and safety practices. I work and coordinate with the vendors for the purchase and maintenance of machines and equipment, researchers for their design of experiment in the lab, and also students for the training of lab equipment.

In addition to research support activities and lab administration, in compliance with HSE rules and regulations, I was involved in arranging equipment AMCs, preparing and constantly updating database of equipment catalogs, manuals and data books, chemical inventory for the labs, safety data sheets for chemicals and CAPEX equipment register.

I am very keen to learn and contribute to the research activities in chemical and energy engineering. Please find attached my resume for your reference, giving more details of my work experience.

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Education

2008 to 2010
National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India Master of Technology, Mechanical Engineering t

Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Energy Management. I have competed the degree with First Class with Distinction.


2004 to 2008
University of Calicut, India Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineeringt

Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering, I have competed the degree with First Class.


Work Experience

January 2020 - Present
ADNOC Innovation Center – Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE Research Project Engineer
  • ManagingrnEnergy andrnEnvironment Lab and Polymer Lab.
  • Managingrnmicro channel manufacturing and flow visualization facility.
  • Teachingrnstudents working with state of art equipment, academic support and engineeringrnresearch support.
  • Coordinaternthe preparation of appropriate work areas for researchers and graduaternstudents, set-up the required tools, equipment, materials, and protocols ofrnexperiments and tests and calibrates equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Managingrnand maintaining the below listed, state of the art equipment: 
    • Gas chromatography system
    •  Climate chambers
    •  Enthalpy testing encoders
    •  Flow loops, Flow visualization systems
    •   Particle image velocimetry systems with high speed photography
    •  Solar monitoring station
    •  Weather monitoring station
    •   Micro channels and micro porous structurernmanufacturing facility. 
  •  General administration of lab
    • Preparing equipment specific and task specific riskrnassessment and standard operational procedures, in accordance with the KU EHSSrnpolicies and guidelines.
    • Maintaining and updating a data base of equipmentrncatalogs, manuals and  data books,rnchemical inventory for the labs, safety data sheets for chemicals and CAPEXrnequipment register for labs.
    • Ensure lab users adhere to the fire and safetyrnregulations and follow good house keeping practice.
    • Conducting periodic HSE surveys related to ADRIC lab operations and workrnwith ADRIC management, KU HSE and FM departments to solve the issues.
    • Coordinaternthe procurement process of new equipment in Laboratory, i.e., selection ofrnappropriate equipment, compiling the required procurement files, preparingrntechnical evaluation report, commissioning, inspection and installation of newrnequipment.
    • Coordinaternand ensure that annual maintenance contracts (AMC) of all lab equipment arernvalid and ensure that the service provider render their services as per thernterms and conditions of the AMC.
    • Coordinaternpurchasing, updating and systematic cataloguing of softwares.
    • Monitoingrnand controlling all laboratory access and ensure that lab users complete thernmandatory HSE pre-requisites and laboratory specific requirement.

January 2016 – December 2019
ADNOC Research & Innovation Center – Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE Laboratory Engineer
  • Developedrnthe Energy and Environmental Research Lab and Micro-Fabrication Facility to facilitaternthermofluidic studies and research. 
  • Managingrnand maintaining state of the art equipment in Energy and Environment Lab.      General administration of lab such as preparing riskrnassesments and standard operational procedures, maintaining and updating labrndata.
  • Coordinaternthe procurement of new equipment, softwares and Annual Maintenance Contractsrn(AMC).
  • Coordinaternthe preparation of appropriate work areas for researchers and graduaternstudents, set-up the required tools, equipment, materials, and protocols ofrnexperiments and tests and calibrates equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • AssistingrnADRIC manager in assigned administrative tasks.
  • Monitoingrnand controlling all laboratory access and ensure that lab users complete thernmandatory HSE pre-requisites and laboratory specific requirement.

November 2014 – December 2015
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE Lab Research Engineer
  • Contributernto the development of a micro-fabrication laboratory in ME department. Study ofrnmultiphase flows through micro channels.
  • Coordinaternthe procurement process of new equipment’s and annual maintenance contracts forrnexisting equipment’s. 
  • Coordinatesrnthe daily operation of the laboratory.
  • Systematic documentation of records.
  • Assistrnsenior design students to develop data acquisition systems using LabVIEW.

February 2012 – September 2014
UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (Collaboration with JAPAN COPERATION CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM, JCCP) Research Engineer
  • Desulfurizationrnof LPG and Hydrocarbons: Development of new catalysts for desulfurization,rnAnalysis of gas using gas chromatography system, Systematic cataloguing andrndocumentation of results and reports.
  • Training students tornstudy the Sophisticated PVT system to study thernphase behavior of hydrocarbons.

July 2010 – January 2012
National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • TeachingrnUndergraduate theoretical and laboratory courses.
  • PrinciplernInvestigator for the project ‘Mass transfer Studies of Inverse Fluidized BedrnReactor with non-Newtonian Fluid’.

Summary of Skills

Operating state of art equipment such as: Gas chromatography system, Climate chambers, Enthalpy testing encoders, Flow loops, Flow visualization systems, Particle image velocimetry systems with high speed photography, Solar monitoring station, Weather monitoring station, Micro channels and micro porous structure manufacturing facility.
70%
Software package MatLab
70%
Software package Minitab
70%
Operating System Windows
70%

AWARDS

First class with distinction in Master of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (Energy Management) (2010 )

Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering specialized in Energy Management with overall GPA 8.41


First Class in Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering (2008 )

Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering with overall GPA 7.


Best Paper Award, National Conference on Biological Waste Water Treatment (2011 )

Best Paper Award, NationalrnConference on Biological Waste Water Treatment, January 2011, NationalrnInstitute of Technology, Calicut, India, for the paper 

Ashir AbdulrnRazack, V. Sivasubramanian. “Minimum fluidization velocity in an inverse fluidized bedrnbioreactor with non-Newtonian fluid”, National conference on Emerging Trends inrnBiotechnology, India, 2010.


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LOCATION

Liwa College
Fatima Bint Mubarak Street
(Al Najda Street previously), Al Danah,
Baniyas Tower B,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.