Actively seeking a position as a materials engineer with an organization in need of a professional with proven techniques and technological skills, multitasking abilities, and drive to exceed corporate objectives.
Python, Java, SQL, Linux, Material Studio 6.0, and VMware. Proficient in computer applications including Mathematical Analysis Software: MATLAB, Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), Microsoft Office and Computer Programming Language: Python, Java, FORTRAN. Bilingual and bi-literate in English and African languages.
Analysis Techniques: Gas Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry (GC/ MS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-ay Fluorescence, X-ray Diffraction, Thermal Analysis including TGA and DSC/DTA, Surface Area analysis, Nanofabrication by Self-Assembly, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), UV/ Visible Spectrophotometer and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.
Catalysis: Composite catalysts synthesis via sol-gel/oil-drop method and catalysts surface engineering for efficient Fischer-Tropsch (FT) process.
01/2013 to 01/2017
StudentLouisiana Tech University College of Engineering and Science － Ruston, LA
Conducted research on Synthesis, characterization, and activity of Fe/Co Alumina/Silica Supported FT Catalysts and the study of promoter effect of Ruthenium.
The objective is to improve the efficiency of FT process by synthesizing catalyst with high FT activity.
A combination of metal catalysts was produced from different precursor and supported by either or both Al/Si.
The kinetics of the FT reaction was studied and the GC was used to analyze the product stream.
Effectively synthesized catalysts with better control over granule structure and size, better surface area, and high FT activity.
Strategically developed binary catalysts from combination of nanoparticle-metal-oxide precursor and metal-nitrate-solution precursor.
Successfully illustrated the effect of Rutheium on FT catalysts and FT process.
Up to 70% carbon monoxide conversion to long chain (C5+) hydrocarbon was achieved.
Mentored three (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) student in 2014 & 2015.
Taught and instructed two sessions of chemistry laboratory each quarter.
Carried out equipment maintenance periodically and reported to the safety officer.
Graduate Student with Dr Mainardi.
01/2012 to 01/2013
Louisiana Tech University, Institute for manufacturing － Ruston, LA
Simulated liquid fuel production, collaborated with NSF CREST Bioenergy center at NCA&T State University.
Collaborated with the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, centered around a 50-teraflops supercomputer, via Material Studio 6.0, VMware, WinSCP, PuTTY, SecureShell (SSH).
Strategically performed troubleshooting and optimization.
Worked closely with teams and provided training.
Successfully collaborated in work place safety programs.
01/2009 to 01/2010
Process Engineering InternChi Limited Nigeria, Lagos
Administered creation and production of rubber additive from Chi slurry oil.
Productively recognized corrosive characteristics of Chi gasoline.
Effectively associated and participated in startup and commission team for new Chi complex.
Assessed safety and environmental issues while ensuring safe working condition Investigated and troubleshoot plant and process shortcomings.
Ensured equipment worked to specification and to required capacities.
Education and Training
Ph.D: Molecular Science and NanotechnologyLouisiana Tech University － Ruston, LAMolecular Science and Nanotechnology
B.S: Industrial ChemistryFederal University of TechnologyIndustrial Chemistry 4.39 Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics Advanced Thermodynamics
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry MICRO/NANO Material Measuring & Analysis
Nanofabrication by Self-Assembly Advanced Reaction Mechanism
Advanced Chemical Reactor Design Nanotechnology Principles
Microfabrication Principles Regression and Correlation
American Chemical Society (ACS) MEMBER American Mathematical Society (AMS) MEMBER
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) MEMBER Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) MEMBER
S. A. Esumike, S. Upali, S. Eklund and N.V. Seetala., "The Synthesis and Characterization of Co and Fe metal FT-catalysts supported on *-alumina and hybrid aluminosilicate." | To be submitted, 2017
S. A. Esumike, S. Upali, S. Eklund and N.V. Seetala., "The Fischer-Tropsch activity of Sol-gel prepared Fe/Co/Ru metal loaded mesoporous *-alumina and hybrid alumina-silica catalysts." In preparation | 2017
ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS
S. A. Esumike, S. Upali, S. Eklund and N.V. Seetala., " The Synthesis and Characterization of Fischer-Tropsch catalysts," 89th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Alexandria, March 21-22. | 2014
S. A. Esumike, S. Eklund, and S. Upali, " Metal catalysts Synthesis via sol-gel/oil-drop method, Characterization, and screening," 90th Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Thibodeaux, March 13-14. | 2015
S. A. Esumike, S. Eklund, and S. Upali., "The effect of ruthenium on the Co-Fe FT catalysts with regards to FT process," 5th Annual LASIGMA Graduate Retreat, Baton Rouge, June 26-27. | 2015