Mark Pilling’s responsibilities at Sulzer Chemtech incorporate research and development of high-performance mass-transfer devices, and construction and evaluation of simulations for numerous processes.
He is also responsible for technology transfer within Sulzer Chemtech’s global organization and between Chemtech and research organizations such as Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI), a not-for-profit industry-sponsored shared-research organization that provides distillation expertise to companies in the global chemicals industries.
Long active in FRI, and a current member of FRI’s Executive Committee, Pilling has made major contributions to distillation technology and literature, sharing his vast experience with countless engineers. He recently helped lead major advances in multipass tray technology, with applications in carbon capture and other large-scale services. He also led the development and sharing of vapor distribution technology for refinery vacuum towers, with important economic implications for crude oil supplies.