TRIMERIC CORPORATION

Steven M. Fulk, Ph.D.

Senior Engineer

 

Experience

 

Senior Engineer, Trimeric Corporation, Buda, TX, Feb. 2021 – Present

Technical Director, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc, Buda, Texas, Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2021

Senior Development Engineer, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc, Buda, Texas, Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2019

Development Engineer, Optimized Gas Treating, Inc, Buda, Texas, Aug. 2016 – Jan. 2018

Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Aug. 2009 – May 2016

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, June 2008 – Mar. 2009

 

Fields of Experience

 

Mr. Fulk has deep process simulation experience, including helping clients achieve simulation results that accurately represent their plant operations.  Mr. Fulk also has experience in both bench-scale and pilot-scale experimental work in CO2 capture using aqueous amine solvents and has done extensive work in developing custom and commercial numerical process modelling tools focusing on traditional and novel gas treating and sulfur recovery technologies. Specific experience includes:

 

  • Using simulation tools to reconcile or match plant data as well as troubleshoot mismatches in simulation/plant predictions, including use of proprietary solvents (e.g., alkanolamine mixtures)
  • Providing seminars, training, and client support covering basic process knowledge, detailed technical fundamentals, and simulation for gas treating and sulfur recovery
  • Rate-based modeling for gas absorption, heat transfer, and chemical/catalyst kinetics
  • Experience using AspenPlus®, ProTreat®, and SulphurPro® process simulation tools
  • Development and parameter fitting of thermodynamic and transport property frameworks for reactive aqueous liquids, hydrocarbons, sulfur, and gases
  • Custom model development in several programming languages
  • Modelling extractive distillation, e.g., of ethanol from biofuel fermentation liquors
  • Development and operation of analytical chemistry equipment for gases, liquids, and aerosols including in-situ sampling methods for mist/aerosol laden gases
  • Aerosol measurement, modelling, and control equipment/mitigation strategies
  • Design, construction, and operation of bench and pilot scale CO2 capture and amine reclaiming experiments and equipment

 

Education

 

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2009

 

Honors and Awards

 

The University of Texas at Austin, John L. Gidley Endowed Fellowship in Engineering

Texas A&M University, National Gas Processors Student Award

 

Publications

 

(see separate publications list)