The Chemical Process Development Co-op will be responsible for hands-on development and scale-up of novel chemical syntheses and unit operations. The co-op student will work directly with experienced scientists and engineers in a research laboratory setting to perform experiments to optimize chemical syntheses. Possible areas of study may be optimization of reaction parameters, calorimetry, kinetics, heat transfer, selectivity, or product separation techniques such as crystallization. As a chemical engineering co-op at Nalas, you will have the opportunity to apply the fundamentals learned from your chemical engineering coursework to various process development activities in our lab. The coupling of the ‘hands-on’ laboratory environment with the application of chemical engineering principles will provide a strong technical foundation as you embark on your career. Your responsibilities at Nalas will include preparation of laboratory procedures, performance of laboratory experiments designed to assess chemistry/process characteristics (e.g. heat flow, mixing sensitivity, and kinetics), and completion and documentation of data analysis. Over the course of your internship or co-op you will have various opportunities to enhance your technical communication skills through technical report writing and oral presentations. We have a dynamic and growing workforce with dedicated team members. Our scientists and engineers will serve as mentors to guide you as you navigate the various projects and the technical challenges associated with each. You will also be expected to work independently on selected assignments. We are confident that you will find your co-op assignment at Nalas Engineering both stimulating and rewarding.