Chris Burk Chris Burk is a chemical engineer and an independent consultant. He works with companies that are developing or investing in new process-related technologies - helping them connect science, engineering, and business through techno-economic modeling. His clients have included VC firms, universities, national labs, independent startups, and startup incubators. Previously, he spent twelve years in industry, working with new chemical technologies ranging from lab-scale R&D to pilot plant operation. Most recently he was a senior process engineer with New Sky Energy in Boulder, Colorado. He also developed the popular chemical engineering Excel add-in Process Utilities. He is a licensed professional engineer and a member of AIChE, and he holds BS and MEng degrees from Cornell University. Connect on AIChE Engage ChEnected contributions Pro Tip: Searchable Excel Stream Tables with VBA Jul 25, 2017 . by Chris Burk The astute process engineer loves building stream tables in Excel. They find nothing so satisfying. Their enthusiasm is squandered, though, as they start using the data in further calculations. What's the Most Important Question for Your R&D Breakthrough? May 4, 2017 . by Chris Burk No matter how groundbreaking the science, every new idea has to pass one all-important hurdle before it can find true success.