Modality Solutions has hired Robert Battista as consulting engineer, expanding its team of cold chain management experts.
Battista attended Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering with a minor in physical geography.
Battista works with the cold chain management firm’s clients to ensure proper design and use of cold chain systems. He writes standard operating procedures (SOP) for cold chain related processes that meet regulatory requirements. He also drafts protocols and reports for the qualification of equipment and the validation of processes, reviews data packages for reports, and conducts in-person training for cold chain systems.
Prior to joining Modality Solutions, Battista completed the Gas Quality Internship at National Fuel Gas Company in West Seneca, New York. His responsibilities included characterising the accuracy and precision of a network of gas chromatographs and using trend analysis to determine the efficiency of the network using Six Sigma methodologies. In addition, he took on-site samples, readings, and measurements of chromatographs, as well as examining upper and lower British thermal unit (BTU) competency of machines based on archived data.
In addition, Battista’s expertise and research include reclamation of energy from pollutant bodies of water, operating characteristics of fuel cells, reaction kinetics of acetic anhydride, operating characteristics of a carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption column, and desalination of water through reverse osmosis. His research ranges from determining statistical significance of trace heavy metal concentrations in a water shed in northern Peru to using chemical characteristics of water to determine the sourcing to a watershed in Great Basin National Park in northeastern Nevada.
Modality Solutions’ president Gary Hutchinson said: "We want to be the preferred partner to provide engineering assistance as it relates to thermal packaging engineering solutions for highly-regulated and tightly-controlled industries. Rob will be instrumental in helping us achieve these objectives for our clients."