David B. Harris
3/98 - 4/98 Fisher-Rosemount Systems
Completed "Introduction to PROVOX System configuration using Envox and Operator Workplace" and "PROVOX Continuous Control Configuration using Envox and Operator Workplace" courses.
9/94-5/97 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, May 1997; Cumulative GPA 3.4/4.0
8/92 - 5/94 The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, an early-admissions program at the University of North Texas; Cumulative GPA 3.63/4.0

8/97-Present Aspen Technology, Inc., Denver, CO
Process Engineer
High-fidelity dynamic modeling of chemical plants using OTISS software. Projects include:

Vinyl Chloride Monomer separation section
Modeling of distillation columns and a propylene refrigeration circuit. Connecting model to a Fisher PROVOX Image system (DCS emulation) for use in operator training. Customizing and debugging OTISS software. Modifying a copy of the client's PROVOX configuration via ENVOX software for use with the simulation. Addressing network and other configuration issues.

Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units
Building a model based on an existing FCC Reactor/Regenerator model. Adding necessary functionality to address differences between the units. Revamping/modifying an FCC unit Main Fractionator and downstream distillation columns. Using a Honeywell TDC 3000 emulation to control the simulation.

Other Projects
Including: Dynamic OTISS models of a distillation column and portions of an offshore oil platform topsides oil/gas separation unit.

Other Duties
LAN, SunOS, Solaris, Windows NT/95 system administration for a small (6-person) engineering office. Hardware/software installation and configuration.

6/96-5/97 Cooper Union Chemical Engineering Dept., New York, NY
WWW/Java developer
Constructing a World-Wide Web version of a chemical engineering laboratory manual, as well as creating an interactive Java applet to simulate the dynamic behavior of a distillation column.
1/96 - 5/96 Cooper Union Chemistry Dept., New York, NY
Laboratory assistant
Selecting and preparing samples for an undergraduate Organic Chemistry laboratory course, working with students in analyzing samples using GC/MS and IR.
11/92 - 10/93 University of North Texas Chemistry Dept., Denton, TX
Research assistant
Investigating the effects of adding various materials to Sn/Pb solder as part of a study to decrease mechanical failure of solder joints. Electron microscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, sample preparation, b&w photograph printing, basic instrument maintenance.

Honors Full-Tuition Scholarship, Cooper Union, 1994 - 1997
Full-Tuition Scholarship, University of North Texas, 1992 - 94
Participated in Cooper Union / Outward Bound® program, Fall 1996
Dean's List, Cooper Union, Spring 1995 and Spring 1997
TAMS Summer Research Scholarship, Summer 1993
Honor Roll, University of North Texas, Spring 1993
Dean's List, University of North Texas, Fall 1992

Languages and Skills
Foreign: Basic/Intermediate Spanish
Computer: Java, C, HTML, knowledge of QBasic, Fortran 77
Systems: UNIX (SunOS, Solaris, Linux), Windows 3.1/95/NT, MS-DOS, Macintosh, knowledge of TCP/IP networking, VMS
Software: OTISS/Xeng/MUSIC dynamic simulation package, MS Office, ENVOX, emacs, knowledge of PROvision, WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, MS Works, MATLAB, Spartan, AutoCAD 12; Internet proficient.

Last updated 12 April, 1999
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