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Akshda Mehrotra

Akshda Mehrotra

Graduate Student
Vienna

Summary

Collaborative personal with dedication to partnering with coworkers to promote engaged, empowering work culture. Documented strengths in building and maintaining relationships with diverse range of stakeholders in dynamic, fast-paced settings. Aspiring Environmental Scientist with experience supporting technically-oriented projects. Organized, fast -learning and efficient individual to effectively prioritize work.

Overview

7
7
years of professional experience
6
6
years of post-secondary education
2
2
Languages

Work History

Master thesis student

Environmental Research, UFZ
Leipzig , saxony
2022.05 - 2022.12
  • Successfully completed vast research study on pesticide biodegradation potential in agricultural land and assessed factors affecting phenomenon
  • Implementation of good research practices (e.g., documentation and reporting) in field of soil science, soil microbiology, and pesticide( organo-chloro) degradation
  • Organized and conducted 2 day field soil sampling and handling of soil samples for chemical, microbial, and molecular analysis
  • Single handedly planning and implementation of laboratory experiments (e.g., soil microcosm experiments)
  • Chemical extraction of pesticide from soil samples for GC-MS analysis, DNA extraction from soil samples, DNA quantification and quantitative real-time PCR
  • Self-motivated, with a strong sense of personal responsibility.
  • Adaptable and proficient in learning new concepts quickly and efficiently.

Communications Intern

WWF India
Mumbai
2019.11 - 2020.05
  • Organized 2 Beach cleanups in South mumbai area
  • Was able to get on board 3 companies ( e.g. YES bank), 8 schools and 7 colleges to collaborate and implement projects like Single use plastic management and United nation's environmental education outreach project and Earth hour event .

Project Trainee

Antony Lara Enviro Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Mumbai
2019.10 - 2020.09
  • Assisted in assembling project documentation, confirming inclusion of data and preliminary information for Municipal solid waste site(Mumbai region).
  • Monitoring process parameters and trouble-shooting issues related to process of extraction of Gas from Land Fill site.

Manager

Reliance Industries Limited
jamnagar
2018.09 - 2019.09
  • Complete takeover of new technology of delayed coking of Special economic zone (SEZ) unit in 1 month
  • Published accurately unit monthly and daily report using LIMS , and other data management tools for continuous process monitoring
  • Increased heater Run length performance from 78 days to 90 days
    without compromising product quality, with cost saving of $0.58 million USD.
  • Assisted planning and budgeting (Capex and Opex) accurately to provide business with resources needed to operate smoothly.

Graduate Engineer Trainee

Reliance Industries Ltd
Jamnagar
2017.07 - 2018.08
  • Field Operations Chemical Engineer: managed 4 employees in shift and safe execution of daily operations and long-term projects for Aromatics Complex in SEZ.
  • Accurate updating of standard operating procedures(SOPs) , process instrumentation and flow diagrams (PIDs) and (PFDs) for sub-units in Aromatics complex
  • Verified parts and materials through audit inspections and independent checks.
  • Distributed control system (DCS) engineer : Changeover, startup, process monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Collaborated with on-site directors, operation managers, on engineering projects.
  • Managed records of all safety checklists and proactively updated safety (HSEF) documents (HITRA, HAZOP, cyclic PHA documents.)
  • Shut down and start-up unit experience in fuels complex in Diesel hydro-de-Sulphurisation unit to inspect equipment like Stripper, Vacuum Dryer column and Cold Separator and assisted documentation of pre-startup safety review (PSSR).
  • Implemented rich, interactive data visualizations using advanced excel.

Vocational trainee

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd
Bhopal
2016.06 - 2016.07
  • Identified and evaluated potential gap in existing process of the antibiotic preparation
  • Preparation of Daily-weekly reports of Solvent recovery systems
  • Experience chemical process of Effluent treatment plants (ETPs).

Education

Master of Science - Environmental Science

University of Vienna, Vienna
2020.10 - Current


  • Received Erasmus traineeship grant for Germany
  • Nominated for Austrian FEM-tech scholarship
  • Successfully completed a 4 months individual research project in 2 months
  • Assisted a doctoral student for synthetically producing vivianite mineral in anoxic chamber and its analysis using X-ray diffraction (XRD)

Bachelor of Technology - Chemical Engineering

Nirma University, Ahmedabad
2013.07 - 2017.06
  • organized and hosted various events as a member of Rotaract Club (parent organization Rotary International)
  • Industrial Project on Reducing Steam consumption by 28 % by mass & energy balance of the DCDA plant and Re-channeling of the pipe outlet within 5 months.

Skills

R software (data analysis and visualisation)undefined

Languages

English (Business fluent)

German(intermediate)

Timeline

Master thesis student - Environmental Research, UFZ
2022.05 - 2022.12
University of Vienna - Master of Science, Environmental Science
2020.10 - Current
Communications Intern - WWF India
2019.11 - 2020.05
Project Trainee - Antony Lara Enviro Solutions Pvt. Ltd
2019.10 - 2020.09
Manager - Reliance Industries Limited
2018.09 - 2019.09
Graduate Engineer Trainee - Reliance Industries Ltd
2017.07 - 2018.08
Vocational trainee - Lupin Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd
2016.06 - 2016.07
Nirma University - Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering
2013.07 - 2017.06
Akshda MehrotraGraduate Student