Claire Cagnolatti

Claire L. Cagnolatti is Vice President of Chemicals Studies for Solomon Associates, a world-renowned performance improvement consulting firm located in Dallas. Solomon provides benchmarking services and performance improvement programs to companies in over 70 countries in the refining, chemical, power generation, and pipeline/terminal industries. Ms. Cagnolatti has been with Solomon for over 15 years, after 14 years of hands-on manufacturing experience and four years working in economic optimization at plant and corporate levels in the chemical and petrochemical manufacturing industries....

Clayton B. Maugans

Clay Maugans received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1994. While an undergraduate he worked for The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. Upon graduation he remained at Texas A&M, where he entered graduate school in order to study catalytic wet oxidation under Dr. Aydin Akgerman. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in December of 1999. Since that time he is employed by the Zimpro Group of Siemens Water Technologies. His areas of specialization include wet air oxidation and electrodialysis. His research facilities are located in Rothschild...

Cody Wagner

Cody Wagner is currently a graduate student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno in Dr. Chuck Coronella's research group. He graduated from the University of Nevada with a B.S. Chemical Engineering in '08 and is on track to finish his Master's degree in May 2012. He has also recently been hired as Process Engineer for the Rmax plant in Fernley, Nevada, which produces polyiso rigid foam insulation. He has worked on several other projects, including extraction of lipids from municipal sewer sludges, but the focus of today's presentation will be on a collaborative project...

Colman de Jong

Colman de Jong began his career in 1979m with Worthington Corporation in Buffalo, NY. Since then he has been active in a variety of applications and marketing roles regarding centrifugal and reciprocating process compressors. He is currently Director of New Equipment Sales - North America for Dresser-Rand Corporation in Houston, Texas.

Craig R. Thompson

Craig Thompson is a process engineer with the Equistar Chemicals’ central olefins process engineering group. He is based in Morris, Illinois responsible for various aspects of olefin plant operational and design support with a current process safety focus. He has 34 years of petrochemical industry experience including 24 years in the ethylene industry. Mr. Thompson holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Daniel P. Connell

Dan Connell is a research and development engineer with CONSOL Energy Inc., which is the largest producer of high-Btu bituminous coal in the United States and a major producer of coalbed methane gas. CONSOL’s Research & Development department, located in South Park, PA, has provided energy and environmental research and technical services for over 60 years and is actively engaged in developing CCS technologies for coal-fired power plants. Since joining CONSOL in 2003, Dan’s work has focused on the environmental implications of fossil fuel utilization. He leads CONSOL’s research on CO2...

David C. Miller

David C. Miller is a senior researcher at the National Energy Techology Laboratory (NETL) and serves as the Technical Lead for the U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI). He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University.

David Myers

David Myers has worked for UOP since 1993 and has held various positions in R&D, Field Technical Services, Engineering and Business. He is currently a Process Design Specialist in R&D, supporting new process development and commercialization. David received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993.

David W. Hoffman

David W Hoffman is Vice President at Control Consulting, Inc. He has over 30 years of advanced control and optimization experience in the refining and petrochemical industries. He has worked on over 50 projects while at Shell Canada (10 years), Dynamic Matrix Control Corp / AspenTech (10 years) and CCI (10 years). He has a BEng and MEng in chemical engineering from McGill University, Montreal.

Michael Bruscino

Degree Held: Master of Science, Chemical Engineering 1982-1986 Manhattan College Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1979-1981 Montclair State University Bachelor of Science, Biology 1973-1977 Seton Hall University Scientific & Practical Experience: Currently Licensing Manager for Scientific Design Company (SD) responsible for the sales and marketing of SD’s technologies and products used within the petrochemical industry. Previously was Technical Director for SD’s EO catalyst and worked with the R&D, Product Development, Technology groups in the development of new products and provided...


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