Christine Cochran has many years of experience as a chemical laboratory technician. She has worked in organic synthesis, pressure reactor systems, zeolite synthesis, pilot scale operations, manipulation of air-sensitive chemicals, and a wide range of analytical techniques. She has also worked in plant support and customer service.
Pratik Pednekar is a chemical engineering Ph.D. graduate student at West Virginia University (WVU) with a focus on modeling and simulation of key equipment and plants in the integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant for condition monitoring and to diagnose faults. With graduation slated for early 2016, he can see the light at the end of the tunnel.