Colleen Spiegel
Dr. Colleen Spiegel
Lead Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions
Clearwater, FL

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Biography
I have sixteen years of experience in engineering, scientific study, research, statistics, and writing for many companies as a consultant, employee, and independent business owner. My consulting and work experience include mathematical modeling, scientific and engineering research studies, process engineering, and technical and scientific writing. Some of the companies that I have worked with in the past as a consultant or contractor include Draper Laboratory, BCC Research, Lynntech, McGraw-Hill, Elsevier Science, and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. I had my own company for about 5 years called Clean Fuel Cell Energy. We manufactured several products primarily for Universities around the world. The products included fuel cell stacks, fuel cell materials (electrodes), and microbial fuel cell materials. I have authored several titles including 'Designing and Building Fuel Cells' (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and 'PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using MATLAB'(Elsevier Science, 2008). When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my son and husband.
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Education
My education includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.S. in Chemical Engineering, and Ph.D. Electrical Engineering. My thesis and dissertation focused on mathematical modeling (heat transfer, mass tranfer, kinetics,and thermodynamics).
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
Latest Questions
  • Cori, Canada

    Added Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Hello! I'm in grade eleven and I am planning on studying chemical engineering or some type of engineering in University. (I plan to apply to Canadian, American, and Birtish universities) Currently, I have biology in high school, however, I do not like it and it is a lot of work and very stressful and I want to drop the course. I'm not sure if biology is important towards studying engineering since once I drop it, I would not be able to take it again. Would dropping is be a good idea or it is ...
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    Colleen Spiegel, Catalent Pharma Solutions
    Answered Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:47 PM
    Hello Cori,
    
    Thank you for posting a question! I am with you ... biology was not the most interesting subject for me. The good thing about engineering is that it is entirely problem-solving (like math). The memorization portion is minimal. Most ...
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  • Kathryn , Port Angles Washington asked Colleen Spiegel, Catalent Pharma Solutions

    Added Friday, February 26, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    Dear Colleen, My name is Kathryn and I was wondering what is engineering all about to you? were do you work? what made you decide that you wanted to be a engineer? But the mane reason I'm asking you all these questions is because I'm into engineering and I am deciding what I should do as a engineer in my spare time. Thank you, Kathryn
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  • Keodara, Columbia, MO asked Colleen Spiegel, Catalent Pharma Solutions

    Added Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    Hi! My name is Keodara. I'm currently studying Chemical Engineering. I love all of the opportunities that ChemE offers. I am just concerned about living in a sort of remote location, because I want to work in the oil and gas industry. Are there any other hot cities for the oil and gas industry besides Houston, TX? Also, what was your motivation to earn a PhD in Electrical Engineering? Thanks!
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