Norman Edward Sammons, Jr., PhD, PE, CMA

dr.norm.sammons@gmail.com
PO Box 283, Redwood City, CA 94064

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a consulting position that will utilize and expand my unique combination of expertise in chemical process design, process simulation, and business administration in a problem solving environment.

Education
  • 2004 – 2009: Auburn University, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, GPA : 4.00
  • 2004 – 2009: Auburn University, MBA, Business Administration, GPA: 4.00
  • 1997 – 2003: Georgia Institute of Technology, BS, Chemical Engineering, GPA: 3.51
Experience
  • 2013 – Current: Impossible Foods, Inc.
    Techno-Economic Analyst; (2013-Feb. 2016)
    Techno-Economic Manager (Feb. 2016-Current)
    Led collaborative teams in the areas cost and environmental impact analysis relation to the process development and scale-up of production of innovative food products made from plant-based ingredients. Created and utilized cost tracking tools that translate real-time performance results and targets into projected capital expenditures and operating expenses for the purpose of tracking improvements in cost reduction. Developed life cycle assessment tools to determine environmental impacts of products to compare with internal and external analogous products
  • 2014 – 2014: Project Manager, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
    Managed project team in charge of reconstructing optimization-based model with objective function of maximizing macro-level profitability of chemical industries subject to constraints on market prices, global supply and demand, and chemical reaction conversion factors. Rebuilt database of parameters on process stoichiometry, energy cost, and capital expenditures for new and existing pathways. Developed library of process models for modeling energy consumption and unit operation complexity to estimate capital expenditure of novel processes.
  • 2011 – 2012: Senior Process Modeling Engineer, Codexis, Inc.
    Evaluated techno-economic feasibility of new product development based on proprietary directed genetic evolution technology. Developed comprehensive process models, including mass and energy balances, to simulate chemical processes in support of scale-up and commercialization. Designed and performed laboratory experiments to emulate industrial-scale product recovery and purification processes for purposes of determining process proof-of-concept and optimizing operational parameters.
  • 2009 – 2011: Research and Development Engineer, IntraMicron, Inc.
    Managed project as Principal Investigator in multidisciplinary research team charged with developing innovative cathode air filter technology. Performed extensive process and economic modeling for pilot and full-scale chemical processes. Developed full cost accounting models, mathematical process models, business plan, patent disclosures, and informative presentations to build and expand customer base for proprietary air filtration enterprise. Constructed corporate accounting policy and implemented rigorous accounting system.
  • 2004 – 2009: Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant, Auburn University.
    Duties performed include lecturing, grading, administering exams, creating assignments, and pursuing research goals in optimization, process simulation, and process integration.
  • 2003 – 2004: Research Technician, Institute of Paper Science Technology at Georgia Tech.
    Responsible for researching new paper recycling technologies using polymers, surfactants, and minerals while simulating industrial conditions.  Utilized microscopy, spectroscopy, special photography, and centrifugal equipment to analyze implementation of new technological ideas.
  • 2002 – 2003: Co-op, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Oglethorpe Power Corporation.
    Gathered extensive knowledge in the field of environmental law. Critically analyzed proposed pollution control bills such as the Clean Skies Bill. Played crucial role in developing departmental budgets for fiscal years 2003 and 2004. Assisted in the development of a company-wide environmental compliance filing system.
  • 1998 – 2001:Co-op, Chemical Products Corporation.
    Worked in laboratory and engineering departments.  Played key role in daily quality control procedures by performing tests and utilizing software tools to analyze data.  Created software to assist engineers and management in analyzing periodic data from process control and finances.
Scientific and Professional Societies
  • 2005 – Present: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • 2010 – 2011: National Air Filtration Association, Professional Member
Certifications
  • 2017: Certified Management Accountant #54654 from Institute of Management Accountants
  • 2012: Licensed Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineer, CA #6597)
Honors and Awards

Auburn University

  • 2009: 2nd Place, Oral Presentations, Auburn University Graduate Research Forum
  • 2008 – 2009: Auburn University Harry Meriwether Fellow
  • 2006 – 2009: US-EPA Science to Achieve Results Fellow
  • 2007 – 2008: Auburn University Outstanding Doctoral Student
  • 2005: Best Poster Award at Auburn University Graduate Research Forum
  • 2005: Full Scholarship to Pan-American Advanced Studies in PSE Workshop
  • 2004 – 2006: Presidential Graduate Opportunity Program Award

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • 2003: High Honors at Commencement
  • 1997 – 2003: Recipient of HOPE Scholarship
  • 1997 – 2003: Dean’s List on 11 occasions
  • 2002: OMED Tower Award
  • 2001: Recipient of Lubrizol Scholarship
  • 1997: Faculty Honors
Research Interests
  • Computer aided process engineering
  • Process integration and optimization
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Sustainable and environmentally benign technologies
  • Managerial accounting
Publications

Book Chapters

  1.  Batsy D.R., Solvason C.C., Sammons Jr. N.E., Chambost V., Eden M.R., El-Halwagi M.M., Stuart P.R. (2012): “Product Portfolio Selection and Process Design of the Forest Biorefinery”, chapter in Integrated Biorefineries: Design, Analysis, and Optimization, P.R. Stuart and M.M. El-Halwagi, Eds., CRC Press, ISBN 9781439803462 (accepted August 29, 2011).

Refereed Papers

  1.  Odjo A.O., Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Marcilla A., Eden M.R., Caballero J.A. (2011): “A Disjunctive-Genetic Programming Approach to Synthesis of Process Networks”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(10), pp. 6213-6228.
  2. Tay D.H.S., Ng D.K.S., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2011): “Fuzzy Optimization Approach for Optimal Integrated Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50(3), pp. 1652-1665.
  3.  Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T., Webster D., Gue K., Sukumaran S., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2010): “Woody Biomass and Mill Waste Utilization Opportunities in Alabama – Transportation Cost Minimization, Optimum Facility Location, Economic Feasibility and Impacts”, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 30(4), pp. 720-732.
  4.  Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2009): “A Systematic Framework to Calculate Economic Value and Environmental Impact of Biorefining Technology”, ComputerAided Chemical Engineering, 27, pp. 2007-2012.
  5. Yuan W., Odjo A.O., Sammons Jr. N.E., Caballero J., Eden M.R. (2009): “Process Structure Optimization using a Hybrid Disjunctive-Genetic Programming Approach” , Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 27, pp. 669-674.
  6. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2009): “Systematic Approach to Evaluate Economic and Environmental Impact of Biorefineries”, Computer Aided ChemicalEngineering, 26, pp. 1135-1140.
  7. Yuan W., Odjo A., Sammons Jr. N.E., Caballero J., Eden M.R. (2009): “Process Optimization using a Hybrid Disjunctive-Genetic Programming Approach”, Design for Energy and the Environment, pp. 767-776, Taylor and Francis.
  8. Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2008): “Identification of Optimal Poultry Litter Biorefinery Location in Alabama through Minimization of Feedstock Transportation Cost”, Journal of Environmental Progress 27(4), pp. 515-523.
  9. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2008): “Optimal Biorefinery Resource Utilization by Combining Process and Economic Modeling”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 86(7), pp.800-808.
  10.  Yuan W., Sammons Jr. N.E., McGlocklin K.H., Eden M.R. (2008): “Economic Analysis and Process Integration of Hydrogen Production Strategies”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 25, pp. 1083-1088.
  11. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2008): “A Systematic Framework for Biorefinery Production Optimization”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 25, pp. 1077-1082.
  12. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2007): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Journal of Environmental Progress 26(4), pp. 349-354.
  13. Wilder J.L., Hanks R.M., McGlocklin K.H., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Tatarchuk B.J. (2007): “Process Integration under Size Constraints: Logistical Fuels for Mobile Applications”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 24, pp. 1059-1064.
  14. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Perine L., Connor E. (2006): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 21B, pp. 2057-2062.

Proceedings Papers

  1. Sammons Jr. N.E., Moses R., Brown P.O., Davis S.C., Davis A. "Environmental Impact Reduction from Integration of Plant-Based Hamburger Production to Replace Animal Farming," 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2016, Dublin.
  2. Tay, D.H.S., Sammons Jr. N.E., Ng D.K.S., Eden M.R. (2010): “Fuzzy Optimization Approach for Optimal Integrated Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on Design, Operation and Control of Chemical Processes (PSE-ASIA), Singapore.
  3. Odjo A.O., Sammons Jr. N.E., Marcilla A., Eden M.R., Caballero J. (2008): “A Disjunctive-Genetic Programming Approach to Synthesis of Process Networks”, Proceedings of 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA), Prague, Czech Republic.
  4. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2008): “A Systematic Framework for Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Proceedings ofFoundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations 2008, pp. 233-236.
  5. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2007): “Optimal Biorefinery Resource Utilization by Combining Process and Economic Modeling”, Proceedings of 6th European Congress of Chemical Engineering.
  6. McGlocklin K.H., Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Wilder J.L., Eden M.R. (2007): “Systematic Framework for Economic Evaluation of Hydrogen Production Strategies”, Preprints Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Fuel Chem. 52(2) pp. 465-466.
Presentations

Invited Seminars and Lectures

  1. Eden M.R., Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2008): “Modeling and Optimization of Biorefineries”, Invited Seminar, Pan American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) Program on Emerging Trends in Process Systems Engineering, Mar Del Plata, Argentina.

Conference Presentations

  1. Sammons Jr. N.E., Moses R., Brown P.O., Davis S.C., Davis A. "Environmental Impact Reduction from Integration of Plant-Based Hamburger Production to Replace Animal Farming," 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2016, Dublin.
  2. Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T., Webster D., Gue K., Eden M.R., Sammons Jr. N.E., Sukumaran S. (2010): “Woody Biomass and Mill Waste Utilization Opportunities in Alabama – Transportation Cost Minimization, Optimum Facility Location, Economic Feasibility and Impact”, Paper 276b, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
  3. Tay, D.H.S., Sammons Jr. N.E., Ng D.K.S., Eden M.R. (2010): “Fuzzy Optimization Approach for Optimal Integrated Biorefinery Product Allocation”, 5th International Symposium on Design, Operation and Control of Chemical Processes (PSE-ASIA).
  4. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2009): “A Systematic Framework to Determine Economic Potential and Environmental Impact of Polygeneration Facilities”, Paper 635b, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  5. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2009): “A Framework to Determine Economic Potential and Environmental Impact of Sustainable Polygeneration Facilities”, Paper 490ag, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  6. Yuan W., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2009): “Modeling and Optimization of Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Processes” Paper 238b, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
  7. Yuan W., Odjo A.O., Sammons Jr. N.E., Caballero J., Eden M.R. (2009): “Process Structure Optimization using a Hybrid Disjunctive-Genetic Programming Approach”, 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Salvador, Brazil.
  8. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2009): “A Systematic Framework to Calculate Economic Value and Environmental Impact of Biorefining Technology”, 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Salvador, Brazil.
  9. Yuan W., Odjo A., Sammons Jr. N.E., Caballero J., Eden M.R. (2009): “Process Optimization using Hybrid Disjunctive-Genetic Programmin Approach”, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD), Breckenridge, CO.
  10. Yuan, W., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2009): “A Systematic Framework for Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Fuels Production Strategies”, Consortium for Fossil Fuel Science Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  11. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2009): “Systematic Approach to Evaluate Economic and Environmental Impact of Biorefineries”, ESCAPE-19, Krakow, Poland.
  12. Seay J.R., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2009): “Incorporating Potential Environmental Impacts into Conceptual Process Design”, AIChE Spring Meeting 2009, Tampa, FL.
  13. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2009): “A Framework to Determine Economic Potential and Environmental Impact of Biorefineries”, AIChE Spring Meeting 2009, Tampa, FL.
  14. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W.,Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2009): “Biorefinery Product Allocation for Optimal Economic and Environmental Performance”, Auburn University Graduate Student Research Forum, Auburn, AL. 2nd place, Oral Presentations.
  15. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2008): “Optimal Allocation of Carbon Resources in an Integrated Biorefinery”, AIChE Annual Meeting 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  16. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2008): “Biorefinery Product Allocation using a Flexible Optimization Framework”, AIChE Annual Meeting 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  17.  Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2008): “Economic Analysis of Optimal Biomass Utilization in an Integrated Biorefinery”, AIChE Annual Meeting 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  18. Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2008): “Economic and Environmental Analysis of Hydrogen Production Strategies”, AIChE Annual Meeting 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  19. Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2008): “Process Integration and Optimization of Hydrogen Production Strategies”, AIChE Annual Meeting 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
  20. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2008): “Simulation and Optimization of CFFS Military Fuels Production Methods”, Consortium for Fossil Fuel Science Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  21. Yuan W., Bommareddy S., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2008): “Performance Evaluation of Coal and Biomass Based Fuel Production Strategies”, Consortium for Fossil Fuel Science Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  22. Odjo A.O., Sammons Jr. N.E., Marcilla A., Eden M.R., Caballero J. (2008): “A Disjunctive-Genetic Programming Approach to Synthesis of Process Networks”, 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA), Prague, Czech Republic.
  23. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2008): “A Systematic Framework for Biorefinery Product Allocation”, FOCAPO 2008, Boston, MA.
  24. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2008): “A Systematic Framework for Biorefinery Production Optimization”, ESCAPE-18, Lyon, France.
  25. Yuan W., Sammons Jr. N.E., McGlocklin K.H., Eden M.R. (2008): “Economic Analysis and Process Integration of Hydrogen Production Strategies”, ESCAPE-18, Lyon, France.
  26. Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2008): “Identification of Optimal Poultry Litter Biorefinery Location in Alabama through Minimization of Feedstock Transportation Cost”, AIChE Spring Meeting 2008, New Orleans, LA.
  27. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2008): “Optimal Utilization of Biomass Inputs in an Integrated Biorefinery”, Auburn University Graduate Student Research Forum, Auburn, AL.
  28. Yuan W., Sammons Jr. N.E., McGlocklin K.H., Eden M.R. (2008): “Economic Analysis and Process Integration of Hydrogen Production Strategies”, Auburn University Graduate Student Research Forum, Auburn, AL.
  29. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2007): “A Flexible Framework For Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Paper 511n, AIChE Annual Meeting 2007, Salt Lake City, UT.
  30. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2007): “Optimal Utilization of Biomass Inputs In An Integrated Biorefinery”, Paper 634c, AIChE Annual Meeting 2007, Salt Lake City, UT.
  31. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2007): “A Framework for Optimal Utilization of Biomass Inputs In An Integrated Biorefinery”, Paper 650b, AIChE Annual Meeting 2007, Salt Lake City, UT.
  32. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2007): “Optimal Biorefinery Resource Utilization by Combining Process and Economic Modeling”, 6th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  33. McGlocklin K.H., Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Wilder J.L., Eden M.R. (2007): “Systematic Framework for Economic Evaluation of Hydrogen Production Strategies”, ACS Symposium, Boston, MA.
  34. Wilder J.L., Hanks R.M., McGlocklin K.H., Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Tatarchuk B.J. (2007): “Process Integration under Size Constraints: Logistical Fuels for Mobile Applications”, ESCAPE-17, Bucharest, Romania.
  35. Sammons Jr. N.E., Yuan W., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2007): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Auburn University Graduate Research Forum, Auburn, AL.
  36. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2006): ”Selection of Optimal Biorefinery Products and Production Pathways”, Paper 299ac, AIChE Annual Meeting 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  37. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2006): ”Optimal Biorefinery Resource Utilization by Combining Process and Economic Modeling”, Paper 595d, AIChE Annual Meeting 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  38. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Aksoy B., Cullinan H.T. (2006): ”Robust and Flexible Framework for Optimization of Biorefinery Production”, Paper 648d, AIChE Annual Meeting 2006, San Francisco, CA.
  39. Aksoy B., Hanna J., Gue K., Gibson B., Cullinan H.T., Eden M.R., Sammons Jr. N.E. (2006): “Road Map to Optimization of the Biomass Supply System for Biorefineries in Alabama”, Energy Solutions from Alabama Natural Resources.
  40. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Aksoy B. (2006): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Energy Solutions from Alabama Natural Resources.
  41. Sammons Jr. N.E. (2006): “Allocation of Biomass Derived Products for Optimal Economic and Environmental Performance”, 2006 EPA Graduate Fellowship Conference, Washington, DC.
  42. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T., Perine L., Connor E. (2006): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, PSE 2006/ESCAPE-16, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
  43. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R., Cullinan H.T. (2006): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Auburn University Graduate Student Research Forum, Auburn, AL.  Best poster award.
  44. Sammons Jr. N.E., Cullinan H.T., Eden M.R. (2006): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Honolulu, HI.
  45. Sammons Jr. N.E., Cullinan H.T., Eden M.R. (2005): “A Flexible Framework for Optimal Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Paper 242f, AIChE Annual Meeting 2005, Cincinnati, OH.
  46. Sammons Jr. N.E., Cullinan H.T., Eden M.R. (2005):  “A Framework for Optimal Utilization of Biomass Inputs in an Integrated Biorefinery”, Paper 571a, AIChE Annual Meeting 2005, Cincinnati, OH.
  47. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2004): ”Biorefinery Product Allocation through a Process Integration and Optimization Based Framework”, Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, Chief Technology Officer Meeting, Auburn University.
  48. Sammons Jr. N.E., Eden M.R. (2004): ”Complexity of Biorefinery Product Allocation”, Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance, Chief Technology Officer Meeting, Auburn University.