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- Kumasi - Ghana
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Nationality : Usa
Birth date : 1987-01-31
Field of expertise : Wastewater Treatment / Sludge management

Headline



Environmental Engineer passionate about waste-to-energy, community centered participatory development, and efficient monitoring and evaluation of projects.

Work Experience



0000-00
2013-08
Environmental Engineer - Waste Enterprisers Ltd. (Kumasi - Ghana)
Researching scientific feasibility of biodiesel production from byproducts of anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge
2013-08
2013-07
Engineering Consultant - NEGES Foundation (Leogane - Haiti)
Performed assessment of available bioenergy waste streams in Leogane, Haiti and worked with NEGES to develop comprehensive plan to start waste-to-energy briquetting business in the community as a more affordable charcoal alternative
2013-07
2012-11
Research Assistant - University of Colorado (Boulder - United States)
Investigated energy content of biochar produced by solar toilet as part of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Reinventing the Toilet Challenge.
2013-06
2011-06
Co-Project Manager - Engineers Without Borders USA - CU Rwanda Program (Boulder - United States)
Led monitoring and evaluation of high-efficiency cookstove project in eastern Rwanda, managed team of undergraduates. Worked in Rwanda for 2 months, Summer 2012.
2012-06
2011-01
Research Assistant - University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder - United States)
Researcher for Chemical Engineering Dept - investigated interactions of algae with polymer coated surfaces for biofuels applications. Managed lab and undergraduate researchers.
2009-08
2009-05
Research Intern - North Carolina Solar Center (Raleigh - United States)
Worked at NC State biodiesel pilot plant to scale up bench-scale enzymatic process to pilot plant scale for added revenue generation from cleaning up byproduct glyerol. Also operated and maintained 400 gallon biodiesel production reactor.
2008-08
2008-05
Research Intern - Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Freiburg - Germany)
Researched lifetime degradation of direct methanol fuel cell membranes, and honed professional german language skills


Education



2013
2011
Master - University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder - United States)
Engineering > Environmental
Environmental Eng. w/ Eng. for Developing Communities concentration. Master's research worked with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Reinventing the Toilet Challenge on thesis titled "ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN FECAL BIOCHAR BRIQUETTES FROM THE SOL-CHAR TOILET FOR USE AS A SOLID FUEL IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD"
2009
2005
Bachelors - North Carolina State University (Raleigh - United States)
Engineering > Chemical
Chemical Engineering with Green Chemistry concentration and minor in German.


Languages



German - Fluent
English - Native
French - Basic
Kinyarwanda - Basic



 
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