RESEARCH CHEMICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERCity College of New York － New York, NY
Project management Oversaw all aspects of a lab-scale (16-foot-tall) model nuclear fuel rod bundle flow system, including structural support, flow assurance, and sensor design and installation.
Managed a diverse team of undergraduate researchers, outside vendors, and volunteers.
Hardware Designed, commissioned, and operated a scaled nuclear fuel rod bundle model flow system.
Produced corrosion-resistant sensors for measuring conductivity in multiple two-phase flow systems with minimal disruption of the flow.
Oversaw material and vendor selection, fabrication, installation, and operation.
Software Developed efficient MATLAB routine to extract dispersion coefficient values from raw conductivity data.
Tamed large data sets to extract key metrics.
01/2010 to 01/2017
TEACHING ASSOCIATECity College of New York － New York, NY
Taught classes, developed exercises, and held office hours for high school to PhD level courses.
Evaluated nuclear reactor design class reports.
Mentored undergraduate design, fabrication, and research projects.
Met or exceeded all milestones in a multi-million-dollar industry research collaboration.
Achieved a 5-fold increase in gas absorption rate over the state of the art.
Managed a diverse team of up to 10 researchers, vendors and volunteers Named a Nuclear Regulatory Commission PhD Fellow (2013-2017) Invited to lecture at Brookhaven National Laboratory: Div.
Nuclear Science & Tech (2017) Presentation at Fluids Engineering conference of ASME (2016) Poster presentation at winter meeting of ANS (2016).
M.E: CHEMICAL ENGINEERINGPHD IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING | City College of New York City College of New York － NYCHEMICAL ENGINEERING
BARABBINIC ORDINATION | Yeshiva University NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATH | Thomas Edison State University － New York Trenton, NY NJ
CHEMICAL NUCLEAR ENGINEER
NUCLEAR REACTOR THERMAL HYDRAULICSNATURAL GAS PROCESS INTENSIFICATIONBLOOD FLOW
Fluid Flow Scientist with background in nuclear, renewable energy & biotech sectors. Fluid mechanics professional with a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Adept at leveraging all available resources to analyze new physical problems. Skilled in research, teaching, project management, multi-phase flow, MATLAB, and image processing.
Book Chapter F Hernandez-Alvarado, S Kleinbart, DV Kalaga, S Banerjee and M Kawaji, 2016. "Radial Void Fraction Profiles in a Downward Two-Phase Flo Reconstruction using the Surface of Revolution Method", in The Multi-Phase Flow Phenomena and Applications: Volume in Honor of Professor Gad Hetsroni, in press. Journal Publications Ansari, D.E. Turney, R. Yakobov, D.V. Kalaga, S. Kleinbart, S. Banerjee, J.B. Joshi, 2017. "Chemical hydrodynamics of a downward microbubble flow for intensification of gas-fed bioreactors." AICHE Journal. Kalaga,D.V., Ansari,M, Turney, D.E., Hernandez-Alvarado, F, Kleinbart,S, Joshi, J. B., Banerjee,S, and Kawaji,M, 2017. "Scale-Up Hydrodynamics Of A Downflow Bubble Column With Dispersed Microbubbles," Chemical Engineering Science, under review. Hernandez-Alvarado, F., Kleinbart, S., Kalaga, D.V., Banerjee, S., and Kawaji, M., 2016. "Comparison of Void Fraction Measurements Using Different Techniques in Two-Phase Flow Bubble Column Reactors", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, under review. Conference papers Kleinbart, S., Kalaga, D.V., and Banerjee, S., and Kawaji, M. Void Fraction In A Novel Microbubble-Enhanced Gas-Liquid Mixer. Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (ASTFEC) March 4-7, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, under review. Kawaji, M., Hernandez-Alvarado, F., Kleinbart, S., Kalaga, D.V., and Banerjee, S., Down-Flow Bubble Columns with Micro-Bubbles for Process Intensification, AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 26-30, 2017. Hernandez-Alvarado, F., Kleinbart, S., Kalaga, D.V., and Banerjee, S., and Kawaji, M. Comparison of Void Fraction Measurement Techniques in Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow Reactors, AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 26-30, 2017. Kleinbart, S., Hernandez-Alvarado, F., Kalaga, D.V., Turney, D., Pulido, J., Banerjee, S. and Kawaji, M., 2016. "Effect of Surfactant Addition on Void Fraction Distributions Measured by a Wire Mesh Sensor", Proc. of ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Washington DC, July 10-14, 2016, Pages V01BT33A006-V01BT33A006. Kawaji, M., Kalaga, D.V., Turney, D., Hernandez-Alvarado, F., Kleinbart, S., and Pulido, J., 2016. "Comparison of void fraction measurements using different techniques in downward two-phase flow", a paper presented at the International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Firenze, Italy, May 22 - 27, 2016. Clement, C.C., Gonzalez, J, Kleinbart,S, and Philipp,M. Synthetic peptides alternatives to epothilone and taxol as inhibitors of the dynamics of tubulin polymerization, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA August 10-14, 2014. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 248: AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2014. Conference posters Kawaji, M., Hernandez-Alvarado, F., Kleinbart, S., Kalaga, D.V., and Banerjee, S. Down-flow bubble columns with microbubbles for process intensification, AIChE Spring Meeting, San Antonio, Texas March 26-30, 2017 Kleinbart, S., Kalaga, D.V., and Kawaji, M. Air-water bubbly flow in a rod bundle: reducing surface tension to better model steam-water flows, American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 6-10, 2016 Theses The Structure of Complex Air-Water Flows: Studies of Void Fraction and Liquid Phase Axial Mixing in a Microbubble-Enhanced Gas-Liquid Mixer and a Model Nuclear Fuel Rod Bundle, City College of New York PhD. thesis, 2017. Drug Treatment of Kidney clip-induced hypertension in rats; Peroxidase tracer spot frequency in rat aorta after chemically induced apoptosis, City College of New York master's thesis, 2013.
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