Detailed-oriented Chemical Engineer with strong educational background in Process Engineering, supported by field research and professional research and development work experience.
Results-driven and meticulous Chemical Engineer with solid process engineering background and research and development experience in membrane science. Excellent organizational hands on concrete skills acquired in chemical plant courses and activities within the KU Leuven, Belgium and UNICAL, Italy university laboratories and plants. Very good adaptability, excellent working flexibility (available to travel abroad) and willingness towards engaging in interpersonal relationships. Highly motivated towards obtaining the best possible results and aspiring towards the highest of moral and professional standards. Possess a business mindset with aims and objectives towards reaching the fullest personal and professional potentials, and not least of the company or projects for and on which I may work. Detail-oriented [job title] with strong educational background in [area of study], supported by field research and professional work experience in [areas].
09/2013 to 04/2014
Visiting ScholarKatholieke University – Leuven, Belgium
KU Leuven, Belgium (Visiting Scholar)
Performed data analysis and provided recommendations concerning the separation of Methanol of the mixture Methanol-MTBE with the pervaporation technique, testing different kinds of membranes;
Played key role in designing that resulted in creating a pervaporation unit using Aspen Custom Modeler (ACM);
Conducted research and experimental studies which led to the development of scale-up and sensitivity analysis of a hybrid plant comparing energetically two different plants.
Master of Science: Chemical Engineering University of Calabria (UNICAL) - Cosenza, Italy GPA: Summa cum LaudeChemical Engineering Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering - Lead Dissertation: Pervaporation experiments and design of a hybrid system for the mixture Methanol-MTBE (Methyl tert-butyl ether)" Graduated: Summa cum Laude Research and Training Internship: From: September 2013 -To: April 2014) KUL Leuven, Belgium Department of Chemical Engineering, Prof Bart Van der Bruggen, Chairman European Membrane Society
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Chemical Engineering University of Calabria (UNICAL) - Chemical Engineering Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering -
Lead Thesis: "Profile analysis of segregation in binary mixtures, segregating by size".
High School Scientific Studies: University of Calabria (UNICAL) - Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering plants and laboratories
Galieo Galilei High School of Lamezia - Terme
Presentation of experimental research and development study in the field of membrane science at the International Conference CAPE" in Milan, Politecnico of Milan.
May 2014) PERSONAL EXPERIENCE From: Sep.
2011-To: May 2014) Seminar conduction : "Reduction of polluting effluents in Italian's refineries": Highlighted pollutants emitted by the CCF (cracking catalytic fluidized) and in the cooking process and the different technique to reduce it.
Training, experiences and advanced knowledge: On Chemical Plants for the production of acrolein by oxidation of propylene; In designing all plant equipment: pump, compressor, heat exchanger, reactor, distillation column, absorption column; In material and energy balances procedures for all the designed equipment: On optimizing process variables: finding the economic optimum; and energetically optimizing the entire plant, with the pinch analysis principle; In understanding the dynamics and control of chemical processes through control of all the equipment of a chemical plant; In modeling of a heat exchanger, calculation of transfer functions and control of heat exchanger using different control technique, conventional and non; On know how on: analysis and simulation of chemical processes and optimization of all equipment found in a chemical plant.
Optimization carried out by focused attention on optimizing a series of CSTR, using different techniques to find an optimum as: simplex, quasi newton, Fletcher and Reeves and Levenberg - Marquardt.
KU Leuven, Belgium (Visiting Scholar) Post Graduate Internship (From: Sep.
2013 - To: April 2014) Experience in research and development on experimental work concerning the separation of Methanol of the mixture Methanol-MTBE with the pervaporation technique.
Acquired skills in testing of different kind of membranes: commercial membranes and membranes synthesized in the laboratory.
Familiar with modeling procedures of the membranes with two different experimental approaches (empirical and semi-empirical) and use of Aspen Plus for the simulation of the hybrid process.
Advanced know-how in creating a pervaporation unit using Aspen Custom Modeler (ACM) Advanced knowledge of scale-up and sensitivity experimental analysis of hybrid plants; energetical comparison of two different plant: a traditional plant with only distillation column ( energy intensive process) and a hybrid plant with the pervaporation and distillation column.
Advanced knowledge and experience in performing "pervaporation" experiments and design of a hybrid system for the mixture Methanol-MTBE ( Methyl tert-butyl ether)": UNICAL, Italy Training Intership (May 2010) Advanced knowledge and experience in the technique of "Fluidization": know-how in analyzing the effect of fluidization on solid binary mixtures with different size; calculation of initial and final fluidization rates and focused attention of the solid distributions during the "Defluidization" procedure.
Excellent knowledge and experience of procedures for the modeling of segregation profiles found with defluidization procedures; emulation of techniques of the equlibrium stages for the separation vapor-liquid.
Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge in thermodynamics, transport phenomena, chemistry, equipment design for the chemical industry, safety in the process industry, organic and inorganic industrial chemistry, dynamics and control of chemical processes, analysis and simulation of chemical processes, optimization of chemical processes, chemical plants and electrotechnical studies and procedures.
Acquired practical and concrete advanced knowledge and experience in the techniques and modes of operation of the instrumentation, for the experimental characterization of the particle solids.
University UNICAL Student Engineering Associations and Groups
English, Italian, LANGUAGES, Maple, Materials, Matlab, excel, Microsoft office, power point, word, Speaking, Reading, Research
LIVIO ELISEO CURCIO PERSONAL INFORMATION Name: Livio Eliseo Curcio Address: Via dei Bizantini, 20 Lamezia Terme, Italy Date of Birth: 6 December, 1986 Dual Citizenship: Italian and U.S. (United States of America)