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Sandra Kolvick

Mechanical Design Engineer

Power Plant System Design and Manufacturing & Facilities Engineering


Competitive Assessment Engineer  
GE Energy, December 2010 to Present, Greenville, South Carolina United States

Mechanical/Process Design Engineer  
Fluor, May 2007 to November 2010, Charlotte, North Carolina United States

Project Engineer  
Michelin, May 2006 to August 2006, Clermont-Ferrand France

Facilities Engineer  
General Motors, January 2005 to July 2005, Bowling Green, Kentucky United States

Co-operative Project Engineer  
American Woodmark, May 2000 to August 2004

5 semesters (1.5 years), 4 plants: Winchester, VA, Jackson, GA, Kingman, AZ, Toccoa, GA; Focus: Corporate Engineering, Equipment Procurement, Project Development, Process Optimization


Ecole nationale supérieure d'Arts et Métiers  
Master Professionel, manufacturing, Aug, 2005 to Dec, 2006
Thesis: Conception of a Testing Device for Sheet Metal Forming

Georgia Institute of Technology  
MS, Manufacturing, Acoustics, Aug, 2005 to Dec, 2006

Georgia Institute of Technology  
Bachelor Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aug, 1999 to Dec, 2004
Industrial and Organizational Psychology Certificate Senior Design - Constructed and tested borehole sensor prototype with Schlumberger


  • Registered Professional Engineer, North Carolina
    North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (036288)
  • Professional Engineer Record
    National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) (40365)


Carbon Capture Technology Ramifications on Power Plant Water Treatment     
Published by (International Water Conference)
Authors: Sandra Kolvick, PE.  Published October 27, 2010

This paper analyzes the impact of a full-scale 500MW coal power plant Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) system on the water treatment facility size and scope. Supporting a CCS system will require additional (1) plant gross megawatt output, (2) demand for process water, and (3) wet cooled heat exchanger duty.