EDUCATION

 

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering,

Awarded December 1999,

Advisor - Dr. Prateen V. Desai

Ph.D. Dissertation Title: “Plasma Arc Interaction with a Melting Substrate”

 

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering,

Awarded June 1996.

 

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering,

Awarded June 1994.    

 

Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science in General in Sciences,

Awarded May 1994.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 


EMPLOYMENT

 

Mercer University-School of Engineering, Macon, GA

7/19-Current                  Associate Dean

7-18 - 7/19                    Sr. ABET Director and Support Operations: Responsible for the reaccreditation process and assessmnet for the school of engineering

8/13-Current                  Associate Professor:  Teaching courses in the thermal sciences. Advising students in senior design and undergraduate research topics

 

Schlumberger Rosharon Campus, Rosharon, TX

7/12 – 7/13                    Project Manager/Senior Engineer III: Manager of four projects focusing on permanent completion design and service tool design with an emphasis on reducing erosion at extremely high velocities.

 

Schlumberger Reservoir Completions, Rosharon, TX

9/09 – 7/12                    Project Leader/Senior Engineer III: Design of downhole wellbore completions hardware and high pressure high temperature service tools for Sand Control Applications.

 

Schlumberger Integrated Productivity and Conveyance Center, Sugar Land, TX

4/08 – 8/09                    Senior Engineer III: Designed kinematic linkage system used to convey coiled tubing in horizontal open-hole wells. Extension of what was modeled in previous assignment.

1/07 – 4/08                    Senior Engineer II: Modeled complex hydraulics of downhole conveyance technique using Matlab/Simulink and designed primary downhole valve of aforementioned assembly, including testing and qualification at the sub-systems and system level.

8/06 – 12/06                  Project Leader/Senior Engineer II: Designed and modeled complex hydraulics of downhole technique designed to pass pressure pulses to surface. 

2/05 – 8/06                    Project Leader/Senior Engineer II: Responsible for the design and development of new technology for fracturing in a shale formation.

4/01 - 2/05                     Senior Engineer: Responsible for the design and development of new tools for the oil service industry.  This includes multiple tool strings, polymer development, solid/liquid separation techniques, system optimization, and general fluid flow behavior.

 

 

Schlumberger Reservoir Completions, Rosharon, TX

2/00 - 4/01                     Senior Engineer: Elastomeric development for downhole isolation system and tool design for emergency release tool.

 

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

6/95 - 12/99                   Graduate Teaching Assistant: Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of senior heat transfer laboratory and teaching recitation sessions in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

6/97- 8/97                      Instructor: Instructor for Fluid Mechanics while professor was on sabbatical leave.

 

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

6/96 - 7/98                     Instructor: Summer Instructor for Introduction to Engineering, Responsible for policy, testing, grading of approximately sixty freshman students for three consecutive summers.

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

6/94 - 8/94                     Engineering Trainee: Modeled and analyzed specific heat transfer problems on Ansys Finite Element code. 

 

Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA), Huntsville, AL

6/90 - 8/91                     Summer Student Intern: Investigated flaws in seals for the Space Station; Finished Drawings in AutoCAD for design engineer.

 

 

COMPUTER MODELING SKILLS

 

Modeling: Pro-E, Matlab, Simulink (Simhydraulics), MathCAD, Ansys (FEA and Fluent)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Society of Engineering Educators, ASEE

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME

Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE

National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE

 

ADVISORY BOARDS

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS / PROCEEDINGS

  1. Fanney, A. H., Hill, S. D., and Saunders, C. A., “Test Procedures for Advanced Insulation Panels,” Acc. # PB97-111892/XAB, Superinsulations and the Building Envelope, Washington, DC., November 14, 1995, p149-161.
  1. Hill, S. D. and Desai, P. V., “Plasma Torch Interaction with a Melting Interface,” ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2003-47199, July 21-23, 2003.
  1. Hill, S., “Wellbore Cleanouts with Coiled Tubing”, Fluid Mechanics Workshop, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Center, Cambridge, England, March 23-24, 2004
  2. Rolovic, R., Weng, X., Hill, S., Robinson, G., Zemlak, K., and Najafov, J. "An Integrated System Approach to Wellbore Cleanouts with Coiled Tubing," SPE 89333, Proceedings, SPE/ICoTA - 2004 Coiled Tubing Conference and Exhibition.
  1. Ali, A., Blount, C., Hill, S., Pokhriyal, J., Weng, X., Loveland, M.,Mokhtar, S., Pedota, J., Rodsjo, M., Rolovic, R., Zhou, W.,  “ Integrated Wellbore Cleanout Systems: Improving Efficiency and Reducing Risks”,  Oilfield Review, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 4-13.
  1. Leising, L and Hill, S.,” Technical Challenges in the development of a dehydration sand packer for multi-layer fracturing”, Particle Transport Workshop, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Center, Cambridge, England, March 21-23, 2006.
  1. Hill, S.,”Hydraulics Modeling for Coiled Tubing Tractor”, Simulation, Thermal Management and Mechanical Design Workshop, Schlumberger Reservoir Completion Center, Rosharon, TX, October 18-19, 2007.
  2. Hill, S.,” SimHydraulics Demonstration with K2 Coiled Tubing Tractor”, Informational, Schlumberger Integrated and Productivity Center, Sugar Land, TX, February 15, 2007.

 

PROPOSALS SUBMITTED

  1.       DOD, UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (DURIP) FISCAL YEAR 2015-ARMY Submission Grant, Submission Rejected. Grant for Acquisition of a Magnetron Sputtering System for Materials Research Development for Mercer University and MERC.

  2.              Improvements on Current Desalination Technology, Mercer University Quality Enhancement Plan, Semester Project, Research that Reaches Out, Fall 2016, Rejected.

  3.            Study of the effects of metallic and ceramic coating on the mechanical behavior of fiber reinforced polymer composites used in home construction, Mercer University Quality Enhancement Plan, Semester Project, Research that Reaches Out, Spring 2017, Rejected.

  4.      Extended Research on Water Purification and Antibacterial Effects of Metallic and Ceramic Nanoparticles Deposited using High Vacuum Magnetron Sputtering on Filter Materials, Mercer University Quality Enhancement Plan, Summer Project, Research that Reaches Out, Summer 2017, Rejected.

  5.       Effects of Copper, Aluminum, Titanium, and Chromium metallic coatings on the mechanical behavior of fiber reinforced polymer composites used for airplanes, ships, and house constructions, Mercer University Quality Enhancement Plan, Semester Project, Research that Reaches Out, Fall 2017, Rejected.

  6.       DOD, UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (DURIP) FISCAL YEAR 2019-ARMY Submission Grant, Submitted  Grant for Acquisition of a Keyence Laser Imaging Device. 

  7.       NSF, UNIVERSITY MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (MRI) FISCAL YEAR 2019-Submission Grant, Submitted,  Grant for Acquisition of either a Keyence Imaging Device or X-ray Diffraction device. 

 

 

 

GRANTS AWARDED/PARTICPATING

         PI or Co-PI

1.    Water Purification and Antibacterial Effects of Silver and/or Copper Nanoparticles Deposited using DC High Vacuum Magnetron Sputtering on Filtering Materials, Mercer University Quality Enhancement Plan, Semester Project, Research that Reaches Out, Spring 2016, $3,000.

 

2.    Desalination of Salt Water for Developing Communities, Mercer University Quality Enhancement Plan, Summer Project, Research that Reaches Out, Summer 2017, $12,000 for 10 week project with summer support for two students.

 

3.    Corporate Research Partnership, 666976 Alberta Limited, providing research on acoustics sensor for measurements of two phase (solid/liquid) flow properties.  Summer 2018 – Current, $24,000

 

4.    Solid Particle Erosion, Mercer University SEED Grant from Provost Office, Summer 2018, $4,000.

 

5.    Metallic Nanoparticles/Thin Films Depositions on Water Filter Paper, Mercer University SEED Grant from Provost Office, Summer 2018, $4,000.

 

6.    Mercer Engineering Summer Research Projects

 

         Participant:

1.    Increasing Minority Presence within Academia through Continuous Training (IMPACT), Funded through National Science Foundation with Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Colorado, Investigators: Comas Haynes, Rosario Gerhardt, Valerie Conley, and Sylvia Martinez.  From 2015-2017. 

   I was paired with Emeritus Faculty from Georgia Institute of Technology for mentoring and career development.  Relationship aided in the usage of facilities at Georgia Tech for research purposes. 

 

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

1.    Butler, A. J., & Moses, W., and Hill, S., “Revising Mechanical Engineering Laboratories for Improved Student Outcomes” , 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington,  June 2015, 10.18260/p.24678

 2.    Hill, S, Barnes, J, Harrison, B, and Yawn, C., “Development of a Small Scale Impact Erosion Test Apparatus,” 2016 ASEE Southeast Regional Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL., March 13-15, 2016.

 3.    Hill, S, Bodstein, G, Eggert, A and Rosa, P., “Metal Impingement Erosion Laboratory Experience,” 2016 ASEE Southeast Regional Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 13-15, 2016.

 4.    Hill, S., Mihut, D., Harpe, P., Borba, J., Maleson, P.,  Alves, V., and Cuoto, R., “Incorporation of Impact Erosion and Corrosion Behavior of Multi-layer Metallic Nitride Structures Deposited on Various Metal Substrates into a Lab-Based Class,” 2017 ASEE Zone II Spring Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2-5, 2017

 5.    Mihut D., Lackey, L., Hill, S.,Research Antibacterial Effects of Silver, Copper, and Titanium Nanoparticles Deposited Using DC High Vacuum Magnetron Sputtering on Filtering Materials”, Conference Proceedings, International Conference: 60th Annual Technical Conference, Society of Vacuum Coaters, Providence, RI, April 29-May 4, 2017

       6.    Mihut, D., Afshar, A., Hill, S., Culp J., Alyamani, R., Aldhubaie, A., Chen, P., Schroeder, S., “Study the Effects of UV Radiation, High Temperature and Moisture on Epoxy with and without Titanium Metallic Coating,”  2018 ASEE Southeast Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, March 4-6 2018. 

7.    Hill, S., Mihut, D., Afshar, A., Alyamani R., Aldhubaie, A., and Welch, T., “Development of a Salt Fog Corrosion Test Apparatus, ” 2018 ASEE Southeast Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, March 4-6 2018.

8.    Hill, S., Mihut,D., Afshar, A., Grantham, Z., and Culp, J, “Comparative Study of Erosion on Uncoated and Metallic Coated Polymers and Composites” 2018 Society of Vacuum Coaters, Submitted July 2, 2018.

  

CONFERENCE POSTERS 

1.    Gill, A., Daniel, W., Denes, G., and Hill, S., “VW High-Flow Intake Manifold”. 2015 ASEE Southeastern Conference, Gainesville, FL, April 12-14, 2015.

2.    Mihut, D.M., Hill, S., Negrea, G., and Harpe, P., “Impact Erosion and Corrosion Behavior of Multilayer Metallic Nitride Structures Deposited on Aluminum and Steel Substrates”, Society of Vacuum Coaters, 2016 Tech Conference, Indianapolis, IN, May 2016. 

3.    Mihut, D., Lackey, L., Hill, S., Le, K., Trento, R., Oliver, E., and Harpe, P., “Antibacterial Effects of Silver and Copper Nanoparticles Deposited by High Vacuum Magnetron Sputtering on Water Filtering Materials”, ASEE Zone II Regional Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2017.

4.    Hill, S., Mihut, D., Alves, V., Borba, J., Maleson, P.,  Harpe, P., Cuoto, R., and Patterson, R., “Study of the Heat Treatment and Surface Coatings Influence on the Erosion Behavior of Aluminum and Steel Alloy”, ASEE Zone II Regional Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2017. 

5.    Mihut, D., Hill, S., Negrea, G., and Harpe, G.,  Improving the Erosion Behavior of Steel and Aluminum Substrates by Heat Treatment and Titanium or Zirconium Nitride Multilayer Coatings”, International Conference: 60th Annual Technical Conference, Society of Vacuum Coaters, Providence, RI, April 29-May 4, 2017

6.    Schroeder S., Mihut, D., Afshar, A., and Hill S., “Study of the Weathering Effect on Epoxy and Titanium Coated Epoxy Materials”,  Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum,  SURF 2017, October 27th, Spartanburg, SC

7.    Afshar, A., Mihut, D., Hill, S., Negrea, G., Chen, P., Culp, J, and, Schroeder, S., “Study of the Weathering Effects on Uncoated and Titanium Coated Epoxy”, American Vacuum Society 64th International Symposium and Exhibition, Tampa, FL, October 29TH 2017.

8.    Grantham, Z, Alshahrani, A, Hill, S., Mihut, D., and Afshar, A., “Study of the Erosion Behavior for Metallic and Polymeric Materials Coated and Uncoated”, 2018 ASEE Southeast Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, March 4-6 2018.  

9.    Culp, K., Grantham, Z., Hill, S., Mihut, D., and Afshar, A., “Comparative Study of Erosion on Different Polymers, Composites, and Metallic Coated Polymers and Composites”, 2018 Society of Vacuum Coaters, Orlando, FL, May 7-10, 2018.

10. Schroeder, S., Chen, P., Afshar, A., Mihut, D., Hill, S., “Study of the Environmental Effects on Uncoated and Magnetron Sputtered Aluminum Coated Glass Beads Reinforced Epoxy”, 2018 Society of Vacuum Coaters, Orlando, FL, May 7-10, 2018.

11. Hill, S., Mihut, D., Afshar, A., Grantham, Z., and Culp, K.,, “Comparative Study of Erosion on Various Polymers and Composites both Coated Using a DC Magnetron Sputtering Process and Uncoated”, 65th International AVS Conference, Long Beach, CA, October 21-26, 2018.

12. Curtis, T., Patterson, R., Hill, S., Mihut, D., and Afshar, A., “Comparative Study of Mass Loss due to Erosion for Metals, Polymers and Ceramic Materials”, Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum, SURF 2018, Spartanburg, SC November 2-4, 2018.

 

 

EXTERNAL SPONSERED STUDENT UNDERGRADUATE PRESENTATIONS

1.    Le, K.,  Olivier, E.,  Mihut, D., Lackey L., Hill, S., “Antibacterial Effects of Silver, Copper, and Titanium Nanoparticles Deposited by High Vacuum Magnetron Sputtering on Water Filtering Materials” Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice University, October 22, 2016

 2.    Grantham, Z., Hill, S., Mihut, D., and Afshar, A., “Comparative Study of Mass Loss due to Erosion for Metals, Polymers and Ceramic Materials”, Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum, SURF 2017, Spartanburg, SC October 27th, 2017.

3.    Le, K, Mihut, D., Lackey, L., Hill, S., Negrea, G, “ Study of Antibacterial Effects of Contaminated Water using Metallic Thin Films Coated on Water Filtering Paper” , 2018 Society of Vacuum Coaters, Orlando, FL, May 10th , 2018. 

 

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

1.    Afshar, A., Mihut, D., and Hill, S., “Synergistic Environmental Exposures of Pristine and Copper Coated Epoxy and Vinyl Ester Resins” Submitted to Polymer Degradation and Stability, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, and Journal of Material Science, August 2017, Rejected

2.    Afshar, A., Mihut, D., and Hill, S., “UV-Protection Ability of Metallic Thin Films on Epoxy Matrix,” Submitted to Composites Part A February 2018, Rejected

3.    Afshar, A., Mihut, D., Hill, S., and Baqersad, J., “Synergistic Effects of Environmental Exposures on Polymer Matrix with or without Metallic Coating Protection,” Published Journal of Composite Materials, April 11, 2018. 

4.    Afshar, A., Mihut, D., and Hill, S., “Study of Metallic Thin Films on Epoxy Matrix as Protective Barrier to Ultraviolet Radiation” Submitted to Surface and Coating Technology, June 23, 2018.  Under Review 

5.    Hill, S., Mihut, D., Afshar, A., Culp, K., and Grantham, Z., “Comparative Study of Erosion on Different Polymers, Composites and Metallic Coated Polymers and Composites” Submitted to Wear, October 2018.  Under Review

 

 

GRANTED US PATENTS

 

1.    Hill, S., Costley, J., Eslinger, D., Oettli, M., and Sheffield, R., Pressure Compensated Disconnect System and Method, U.S. Patent 6,425,443, Awarded 2002.

2.    Eslinger, D., Hill, S., Sheffield, R., McGill, H., and Costley, J., Tubing Conveyed Fracturing Method, U.S. Patent 6,776,239, Awarded 2004.

3.    McKee, L, Eslinger, D,  and Hill, S.,  Anti-Extrusion Apparatus and Method, US Patent  6,840,328, Awarded, 2005

4.    Hill, S., Bucher, R., McKee, L., Oettli, M., and Gay, M.,  Multi-Cycle Dump Valve, US Patent 7,090,020, Awarded 2006.

5.    Rolovic, R., Hill, S., Espinosa, F., and Lovell, J., Apparatus and Method for Measurement of Solids in a Wellbore, U. S. Patent 7,308,941, Awarded 2007.

6.    Hill, S., Espinosa, F., and Leising, L., System and Method for Utilizing a Compliant Well Screen, US Patent 7,543,648, Awarded 2009.

7.    Ziauddin, M., Raghuraman, B., Jaing, L., Sun, X., Fremont, S., Andrews, B., Schroeder, R., Hill, S., Afroz, M., Espinosa, F., Orlet, M., Lovell, J., and Davies, S., Method of Monitoring Fluid Placement during Stimulation Treatments, US Patent 7,658,226, Awarded 2010.

8.    Hill, S. and Prieto, C., Hydraulically Driven Tandem Tractor Assembly, US Patent 9,133,673, Awarded 2015.

9.    Sharma, A., Hill, S., and Stamm, B., Flow Restrictor for Use in a Service Tool, US Patent 9,284,815, Awarded 2016.

 

PENDING U.S. PATENT APPLICATIONS

1.    Rolovic, R., Hill, S., Espinosa, F., and Lovell, J., Apparatus and Method for Measurement of Solids in a Wellbore, US2008/0066962, Published 2008.

2.    Hill, S., McKee, L., and Espinosa, F., The Interpretation Of Pressure Pulses As The Signals Of Communication In The Well, IPCOM000166799D, Published 2008.

3.    Sheiretov, T., Prieto, C., Tunc, G., Hill, S., Hydraulically Driven Tractor, US2008/0066963, Published 2008.