Kevin Szymczak

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Title: Patent Engineer

Location: Houston

szymczak@oshaliang.com

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Kevin Szymczak assists with prosecuting foreign and domestic patents in the chemical, mechanical, and oilfield industries.

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Szymczak primarily works on drafting and prosecuting patents in the areas of olefin production, hydrocarbon cracking, polymer production, gasification, and commodity chemical production.

Prior to joining Osha Liang, Mr. Szymczak spent time as a process engineer for Luminant, working on process optimization and troubleshooting for coal-fired power plants. During this time, he worked primarily on heat exchangers and large rotating equipment. He also performed duties related to safety considerations for unit turnaround and provided safety consultation to maintenance crews working on on-line process equipment.

Also at Luminant, Mr. Szymczak spent time as a laboratory engineer, working on environmental quality control and remediation. He used his background in chemical engineering to collaborate with other scientists to work on ways to predict and control swings in possible environmental contaminants associated with coal-fire electricity production using selective catalytic converters, absorber columns, and ammonia handling systems.

While at Texas A&M University, Mr. Szymczak collaborated on designing a central offshore production platform for LNG. During the design process he was primarily responsible for designing and specifying the compression and pumping systems including all main and auxiliary pumps, compressors, and turbines, as well as the overall process equipment layout for the platform.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University (2012)