Dan Hickman is a Fellow in the Reaction Engineering group in the Engineering and Process Science department of The Dow Chemical Company’s Core Research & Development organization. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University (1988) and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota (1992) in the field of short contact time catalytic monolith reactors. In his 23 years with Dow, Dan has been a subject matter expert and technical leader in reaction engineering and process development for numerous reaction systems across a variety of Dow businesses and technologies. Dan has led the development of kinetic and reactor models for many developmental and commercial reactor systems, including stirred tank reactors, trickle bed reactors, and fluidized bed reactors. His contributions at Dow include designing reactors for three commercial processes, two currently in operation and a third under construction. Dan began his career at The Dow Chemical Company in 1992 on the Research Assignments Program, gaining initial experience generating kinetic data and developing kinetic models, modeling thermal runaways in various systems, and developing a new polymerization process. In 1993, Dan joined the Central Research & Development Engineering lab, the precursor to his current organization. Dan holds 12 U.S. patents and is an author of 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 internal Dow reports. Dan was named the Mid-Michigan AIChE Chemical Engineer of the Year in 2014 and currently serves the global reaction engineering community as a member of the board of directors for ISCRE and the chairman for ISCRE 24, to be held in Minneapolis in 2016. Dan is one of Dow’s “Human Element Heroes,” science experts featured at www.dow.com.