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					                          DANIEL LOUIS CALABRETTA
                                               6-614 Granrose Terrace
                                              Victoria, B.C. V9C 0C9
                          Phone:(250) 539-5550     Email: daniel.calabretta@usherbrooke.ca


                                           CURRENT POSITION
Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) candidate - University of Sherbrooke (since September 2007)

For the past seven years my efforts have been directed towards the development of an original hydrogen storage
process. During my academic and industrial experiences I have demonstrated the ability to design, construct, and
calibrate experimental equipment, and to develop and implement experimental protocols. I have extensive hands
on experience working with pressurized molten salt systems and radio frequency induction coupled plasma
deposition technology. This hands on experience is combined with a strong understanding of thermodynamics and
electrochemistry. I am currently seeking a research and development position in British Columbia.

                                                  EDUCATION
   M.Sc. Eng. (Mining Engineering), Queen's University, January 2006
“Investigations of the hydride rich region of the Na-B-O-H system”
   B.Sc. Eng. (Chemical Engineering, Environment Option), University of Ottawa, April 2002
Undergraduate thesis - “Decomposition of methane on a Pt (1,1,1) anode using the thermodynamic Bond Order
Conservation model”


                   RESEARCH EXPERIENCE – prior to September 2007
Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc., January 2006 – September 2007

Thermodynamic modeling of corrosion mechanisms in natural gas pipelines
Project involved the determination of the most probable mechanisms causing natural gas pipeline corrosion using
experimental data and FactSage™ thermochemical software

Air blowing in liquid nickel matte
Project involved air blowing into high-temperature liquid mattes with proprietary additives for the production of nickel
and sulfuric acid
Oxide solubility determination in nickel sulfide mattes
Project involved quenching experiments for the determination of crucible-matte phase interactions and oxide solubility
in high-temperature liquid mattes


                   RESEARCH EXPERIENCE – prior to September 2003
Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc., January 2003 – August 2003

Attempts at NaBH4 synthesis by electrolysis in aqueous solutions
Project involved the design and construction of aqueous electrolysis cells for attempts to reproduce patent results
related to the electro-synthesis of NaBH4 in aqueous media
                               PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
FactSage 5.5 workshop, May 2007, Montreal

                                              AWARDS
NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship 2007-2010
AUTO21 2005 National HQP Poster Competition 1st Prize Winner ($2000)
AUTO21 2004 Networks of Centres of Excellence Networking Session 1st Prize Winner ($2000)


                                REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Calabretta, Daniel L.; Davis, Boyd R.. “Investigation of the anhydrous molten Na-B-O-H system and the
 concept: Electrolytic hydriding of sodium boron oxide species”, Journal of Power Sources, 164(2), 782-
 791 (2007)

         CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS/PUBLISHED PROCEEDINGS
Calabretta D.L., J. Bilodeau, Brisard G.M.; Gitzhofer F.; Davis B.R. (2010); “Low-cost high energy
 density hydrogen storage for automotive applications”, poster for AUTO21 HQP conference, Windsor
Calabretta D.L., “Electrolytic reverse complete oxidation within the Na-B-O-H composition domain and
 the so-called amphoteric model‟, Proceedings of the 2009 International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell
 Conference, Vancouver, June 2009
Calabretta D.L.; Brisard G.M.; Gitzhofer F.; Davis B.R. (2009); “Electrolytic reverse complete oxidation
 within the Na-B-O-H composition domain and the so-called amphoteric model‟; poster for AUTO21
 HQP conference, Hamilton
Calabretta D.L.; Brisard G.M.; Gitzhofer F.; Davis B.R. (2008); „Modern approaches to hydrogen
 storage‟, poster for AUTO21 HQP conference, London
Calabretta D. L., “Electrolytic reverse combustion: High volumetric hydrogen energy density storage via
 electrolysis in molten salt oxide-hydride systems”, Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
 Conference, Québec City, May 2008
Davis, B. R.; Lo, C.-T. Flora; Calabretta, D.; Abdul, M., “Chemical hydrogen storage for automotive
 applications”, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, Proceedings of the International Symposium on
 Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies, 1st, Calgary, AB, Canada, Aug. 21-24, 2005 (2005), 595-605
Lo, C-t. F.; Abdul, M.; Calabretta, D.; Davis, B. R.; Karan, K. (2005), Process Development in Chemical
 Hydrogen Storage Materials for Automotive Applications; poster for AUTO21 HQP conference, Oshawa
Lo, C-t. F.; Calabretta, D.L.; Davis, B.R.; Karan, K. (2004), Process Development in Chemical Hydrogen
 Storage Materials for Automotive Applications; poster for AUTO21 HQP conference, Windsor


                                               Interests

I am an outdoor enthusiast who is fond of hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and skiing. I also enjoy
  studying Austrian economics and playing jazz guitar.

				
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