Principal Engineer II

Years of Experience: 34

Education and Licenses:

  • Master of Science, Metallurgy, 1984, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, 1983, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Areas of Specialization:

  • Identification of Refinery Damage Mechanisms and Corrosion Control Methods
  • Materials Selection for Petrochemical and Biofuels Refining Projects
  • Seminar Instructor of “API 571 – Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry”
  • Development and Review of Refinery Plant Corrosion Mitigation Plans and Corrosion Control Documents
  • Failure Analysis of Refinery Equipment and Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Laboratory Corrosion Test Planning and Analysis
  • Author of Refinery Documents on Ammonium Bisulfide Corrosion, Naphthenic Acid Corrosion, and Storage Tank Corrosion Mitigation
  • Development and Review of Refinery Corrosion and Metallurgy Manuals


Mr. Buscemi has more than 34 years of experience in the petrochemical industry.  His main competence includes refinery corrosion, metallurgy, materials selection, and damage mechanisms, with a special emphasis on writing Corrosion Control Documents, failure analysis and analytical laboratory work, development of equipment inspection guidelines, and biofuel refining plant corrosion.

Mr. Buscemi is the author and co-author of technical papers regarding high-temperature hydrogen attack (HTHA) of carbon steels and low-alloy steels, and temper embrittlement (TE) of iron-chromium-molybdenum alloys for hydrocracker and hydrotreater units.  He is also the joint holder of patents regarding the invention of metallic coatings to resist high-temperature sulfidation.

Throughout his career, Mr. Buscemi has worked as a metallurgical and corrosion engineer for domestic Chevron Corporation refineries, Chevron’s Energy and Technology Center, Connexsys Inc., Stress Engineering Services, and E2G | The Equity Engineering Group, Inc.  He is a member of NACE.