Contact Information

  • Fatima Shami
    (832) 410-5799


 Chemical Engineer with 8 years of experience in the refining industry. 




Houston, TX


Technical Service Engineer, Axens North America, Houston TX, Oct 2014-Dec 2020
Technical support for hydrotreating units including Benzene, Naphtha, Diesel, Kerosene, Gas oils as well as sulfur recovery and absorbents
o Providing after-sales technical assistance and start-up assistance to clients including field jobs.
o Client unit monitoring: operational data analyses, performance assessment, operation, and process
recommendations. Visiting clients for onsite reviews.
o Unit troubleshooting and problem-solving.
o License unit start-ups including P&ID conformance checking, pre-commissioning, commissioning,
start-up, operational line-out, and acceptance testing.
o Supporting Sales, Engineering and Technology departments with proposals and discussions with
potential clients.
o Providing training to clients and mentoring Axens employees.
o Writing and updating operating procedures.
o Performing slipstream and bench-scale pilot testing using Axens Sorbotest.
o Operating and recommending design upgrades to Connect’In, Axens’ data monitoring and
manipulation tool.
 Associate Process Engineer, CITGO Refinery and Chemicals L.P, Corpus Christi TX, Jun 2012-Oct 2014
Sulfur Recovery and Hydrotreating Process Engineer
o Monitoring unit operations, analyzing long-term trends, and make recommendations to maximize the economic performance of the units.
o Evaluating catalyst performance in catalytic units and make recommendations on catalyst optimization and replacements.
o Coordinating with Operations, Maintenance, and Process Control groups to troubleshoot chronic operating programs, recommend corrective action and assist in the implementation
o Led several Root Cause Analysis Teams to understand and investigate high-impact events. o Providing technical support during unit turnaround and critical activities.
o Working with catalyst and engineering firms to optimize processes.
o Training and delegating engineering new hires and interns.

Awards and Certifications

 University of New Mexico School of Engineering Scholar, 2010-2012, NM
 University of New Mexico International Science Fair Scholar, 2008- 2012, NM
 New Mexico Engineering Foundation Scholar, School year 2010-12, NM
 Outstanding Freshman Award 2008-09, School of Engineering, University of New Mexico, NM


Machine Learning
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Bachelor of Science - Chemical Engineering
University of New Mexico 2008-2012
Albuquerque, NM
Cum Laude (GPA 3.7/4.0)

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Rice University Completion June 2021