Name

Megan Forshey

Title

Doctoral Candidate

Email

mforshey@purdue.edu

Resume

710 Veterans Mem. Pkwy W. APT 172
Lafayette, IN 47909
330-283-1551
Mforshey@Purdue.edu

MEGAN FORSHEY

OBJECTIVE

:  To challenge myself by applying my knowledge of chemical and polymer engineering principles to a research-based career in academia, by studying novel materials
which will contribute to a better future for the human race. 


SKILLS & ABILITIES

:  Capable of performing and interpreting results from various analytical techniques such as DSC, FTIR, TGA, and HPLC. Comprehensive knowledge of AspenTech 
software, Maple, and Mini Tab. Natural aptitude for problem solving, organization, and leadership skills.  Highly disciplined and self-motivated!


EXPERIENCE:  

R&D ENGINEER, A. SCHULMAN INC
Nov 2013 – Aug 2016
* Formulate polymer additive compounds to solve customer specific engineering problems
* Record project details in Stage-Gate system to manage and track these developments  
* Analyze and communicate lab data to customers and sales personnel

TECHNICAL SERVICE ENGINEER, HALLIBURTON
Jun 2012 – Oct 2013
* Calculate and simulate parameters for cementing jobs in the oilfield, with a focus on safety
* Perform and evaluate laboratory testing on cement slurries
* Write proposals describing cement volume, additives, and cost estimates to customers


EDUCATION:  

ROSE-HULMAN INST OF TECHNOLOGY – BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING            
	    TERRE HAUTE, IN.  2008 - 2012                 GPA: 3.95 / 4.00

Honors:  Donald F. Othmer Academic Excellence Award. Alpha Lambda Delta Collegiate Honor Society member. Rose-Hulman Merit Scholar. Access to Education and ACFEA General 
John A. Wickman Scholarship recipient. Dean’s List every academic term.

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON:  MASTER’S OF SCIENCE, POLYMER ENGINEERING
                      AKRON, OH.  2014 – 2016    *DEGREE NOT OBTAINED
Began studying for a Master’s Degree part-time, while working full time for A. Schulman, and transferred to Purdue. Research included orientation of polymer films for
high barrier food packaging. Relevant Courses: Polymer Chemistry and Thermodynamics, Eng. Properties of Solid Polymers, Biosurfaces and Biomaterials, Characterization 
of Polymers.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY:  DOCTORAL CANDIDATE, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN.  2016 -PRESENT     (GRAD. APPROX. 2019)

Research work to include biaxial orientation of multilayer polymer films for capacitor applications.
Relevant Courses: Soft Materials and Atomistic View of Materials- Modeling and Simulation.


COMMUNICATION:  

Multiple rigorous technical presentations completed during my career in industry and in Graduate School. At A. Schulman, I composed and presented 
technical summaries to a diverse variety of audiences on a regular basis.