Dr. Santi Kulprathipanja has worked for UOP, A Honeywell Company, since 1978. He is curently a Fellow and has been recognized as a distinguished UOP inventor for being named on over 100 U.S. patents. His list of UOP innovations includes the processes used to make unleaded gasoline and biodegradable detergents, p-xylene separation - Parex(TM), Citric acid separation, the catalytic converter, the inventor of mixed matrix membranes, and the science behind the UOP MX Sorbex (TM) process, the building blocks for modern plastics. He has also been involved with developing technology that removes carcinogenic materials from fuel and other chemicals, and research technology that desulfurizes fuel in order to reduce emissions and remove odors for a cleaner environment. Dr. Kulprathipanja has edited a book entitled "Reactive Separation Process", authored numerous book chapters and published over 70 reference articles. He has also taught and supervised graduate students in the area of separation technology.