Norman Sammons

Dr. Sammons has expertise in chemical process design, process simulation, cost accounting and business administration in a problem solving environment.
Certificate # 965
PO Box 2133
Santa Clara, CA 95055
Phone #: 650-390-4308
Doctor Norm prides himself on being a three-way hybrid: Published and seasoned PhD Chemical Engineer with a Professional Engineering license (California), Master in Business Administration with a firm all-around understanding of the business world, and Certified Management Accountant highly proficient in cost accounting and business decision support. This diverse and unique skillset is a boon to growing technology startups that can now retain one specialist instead of three, resulting in reduced cost and increased speed in attaining goals. Doctor Norm has worked for one university, an industrially-funded think tank, and several startups both full-time and part-time and knows what is needed for success in attaining funding from the public and private sector in order to maintain growth.


Process modeling (Aspen Plus, HYSYS, Aspen Custom Modeler, SuperPro ProTreat, Custom process models in Excel, Link programs to Excel via Visual Basic for Applications)
Equipment sizing and costing
Due diligence
Cost accounting
Project budgeting
Sensitivity analyses
Mobile refinery modeling for size and weight
Fischer-Tropsch synthesis modeling
Profitability analysis
Financial Modeling
Steady-state economic feasibility
Time-based/Varying financing scenarios
Air filtration cost optimization
Environmental impact assessment
EPA WAR algorithm
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Proposal writing, including budgetary analysis
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance
Human resources policy development
Accounting policy development
Business plans
Patent disclosures
Proof-of-concept in lab
Carbon dioxide capture
Biomass handling and pretreatment
Steam explosion
Ethanol fermentation
Long-chain alcohol fermentation
Purification of value-added chemical products
Mathematical modeling and optimization (Linear and nonlinear, Mixed-integer discrete or continuous)

Professional Designations

Registered Professional Engineer (CA), License #6597, Chemical Engineer as of December 2012
Certified Mangement Accountant, #54654, Institute of Management Accountants as of August 2017


Research and Development Engineer, IntraMicron
Process Modeling Engineer, Codexis
Senior Project Engineer, EdeniQ
Techno-Economic Analyst/Manager, Impossible Foods
Consultant and Project Manager, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

Technical Societies

American Institute of Chemical Engineers


BS, Chemical Engineering with High Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
Master in Business Administration, Auburn University, 2009
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, 2009