Chemical Engineering PE Review Course Instructor

PE Chemical Engineering Review by Waqar Ahmad, PhD, PE
Home / wahmad94702@gmail.com

Instructor:Thirty five plus years in public and private sectors (refinery, fertilizers, and cellulose production plants).
Industrial Experience: Hazardous Substances Engineer, California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Berkeley (7/ 88 - present)
Duties include planning and implementing the full range of hazardous waste permitting activities involving engineering work.
Process Operator, Riyadh Oil Refinery, Saudi Arabia (8/80 - 12/81):
A team member that commissioned a hydrogen plant of 100,000 bpd oil refinery.
Staff Engineer, National Fertilizers Corporation, Lahore, Pakistan (3/76 - 7/80)
Duties included commissioning, and start-up phases of ammonia section of 1760 tpd urea plant (7/77 - 7/80)
supervising production schedule of 240 tpd ammonium sulfate plant (3/76 - 6/77).
Trainee Engineer, Ravi Rayon Limited, Kala Shah Kaku, Pakistan (10/74 - 2/76).
Academic Experience: Instructor for Chemical Engineering PE Course Independent in Berkeley (1997-present).
Bechtel Corporation, San Francisco (1993-94).
Professional Engineering Institute, Belmont 1991-96.
Education: Ph.D. Materials Engineering and Science, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 7/86.
M.S. Chemical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology 6/83.
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan 9/74.
Dissertation: "The Selective Removal of Co(II) and Ni(II) in Ammoniacal Solutions Using Al(III) and Fe(III) and Their Redissolution Behavior" sponsored by National Science Foundation.
M.S. Thesis: "A Prelude to the Dynamic Simulation of Chemical Processes"
Professional Registration:
Professional Engineer, Chemical Engineering (#4524), California 1990.
Registered Environmental Assessor (#4759), California 1993.
Community College Instructor Credential, Engineering (# 17651), California 1988.
Publications:
Ahmad, Waqar, "Emissions from Cyanide Plating Baths, 2001, Department of Toxic Substances Control (unpublished work).
Ahmad, Waqar, "Optimum spacing of extraction wells," Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995.
Ahmad, W. et al, "The Redissolution Kinetics of Aluminum Coprecipitated Products in Ammoniacal Solutions," Metallurgical Transactions, Vol. 10B, 1987.
Ahmad, W., and Han K.H., "The Coprecipitation Kinetics of Co(II) and Ni(II) from Ammoniacal Solutions Using Al(III) and Fe(III) ions, "Hydrometallurgical Reactor Design and Kinetics, "TMS, AIME, 1986.
Award: Northern California Section of AIChE Award for Chemical Engineering Excellence in Continuing Education 1994/95.
Affiliation: Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)