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  • North Valley Business Centre, Cork, T23 KC67, Ireland     +353 21 206 6178     info@prochem.ie

Expertise: Process/Project Management

Joined Prochem: 1998

Qualifications: B.E. (Chemical), UCD, 1987 | M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), Missouri-Rolla, USA, 1989 | C.Eng. (Chartered Engineer, IChemE) | HAZOP Leader, ICI Hazard Studies Training Course, 1990

Professional Associations: MIChemE, 1995 | FIChemE, 2003 | Member ISPE | Member AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) | Member RoSPa | Member DIERS (Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems) | Member ISO/TC 185

Technical Papers
“Dealing with Multiple Diameters in Vessel Relief Piping Systems”, (with J.Garvin) Paper given to European DIERS Users Group, London, 2006 and Chem. Eng. Progress, AIChE 2007.

“Calculating Multicomponent Adsorption Equilibria for Gas Phase”, O’Shea, J.D., Liapis, A.I., Trans. Inst. Chem. Eng. 68 (1990), pp 242-250.

Career Highlights
At Prochem Joe O’Shea is responsible for safety, management of the process engineering function, project management, and contributing to the development and implementation of company policy. He became a director in January 2000.  Joe has experience in:

  • Concept design
  • Pre-concept design
  • Peer reviews
  • Reactor & purification design
  • Rapid freezing and thawing, CFD
  • Safey reviews – Hazop, Hazid
  • Exothermic relief system sizing
  • Peptide manufacture, Antibody drug conjugates, Cytotoxin processing

Projects Completed for:
Bristol Myers Squibb
Leo Pharma
Merck, Sharp & Dohme (Schering Plough (Avondale) Company)
Sanofi (Genzyme)
SK biotek