Valerie L. Smith                                                                       



Hands-on problem solver collaborating on multiple projects with clients, engineers, and fellow scientists. Conducted tests and validated data from source, through processing, and interpretation. Prepared test reports, risk identification, and action plans for clients. Developed training, procedures, reports, and presentations to support program objectives. Well rounded in engineering, physics and geology.


Reservoir Geophysicist      

Schlumberger Carbon Services Columbus, OH                     October 2008 to June 2016

Lead geologist in the evaluation of geologic CO2 storage sites in North America.

Key contact for supporting decision making among project participants and clients.

Communicated complex geologic interpretations through 3D imagery and graphics.

Performed complex modeling to describe boundary conditions, risks, and optimization.

Wrote test plans, assessment reports and presented results to clients.

Held and supported weekly meetings to review the status of projects and deliverables with frequent trips to labs, field sites, and offices to manage collaboration and expectation.



EMC Engineer

R&B Laboratory W. Conshohocken, PA        December 1996 to Aug 2004, Summer 2016

Formerly Alion Science and Technology                                                            

Operated lightning test facility performing full-threat, high-current lightning and surge tests as described in military and commercial standards.

Designed, fabricated, and calibrated various high-voltage / high-current generators.

Performed ESD, radiated emissions, and radiated susceptibility testing.

Worked with automated test racks that used TILE! automation software.

Performed tests per MIL-STD-461, DO-160, FAA AC 20-136, and IEEE C62.41.

Reviewed test plans and wrote reports detailing the results of lightning and EMC testing.



Research Associate

ISK Magnetics, Inc. Bethlehem, PA                                              December 1992 to 1996

Performed synthetic and characterization work in magnetic iron oxide laboratories.

Performed chemical and physical analysis on W.I.P. samples of slurries and powders.

Developed, programmed, and implemented a specialized control charting package.

Provided R&D support during commissioning of new Metal Iron Oxide Plant in Houston.


M.S. Geology

West Virginia University Morgantown, WV                                             December 2008

GPA: 4.00, Research Assistant

3D Seismic and Subsurface Interpretation, Geophysical Techniques, Geomodelling



B.S. Geology

West Chester University of PA West Chester, PA                                  May 2006

GPA: 3.99, Member: Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Sciences Honor Society)



B.A. Physics

Potsdam College, S.U.N.Y.  Potsdam, NY                                                      May 1992

GPA: 3.8, Member: Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society)



A.S. Engineering Science

Canton College of Technology, S.U.N.Y. Canton, NY                         December 1989

GPA: 3.8, Member: Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society of two year colleges)




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