Deepak Sharma is a principal process engineer in the Engineering and Technology Div. at Bayer U.S. LLC (Email: email@example.com). He has about 15 years of experience in the chemical industry in the areas of process design, scale up, manufacturing, optimization, research and development, and start-up. He has worked on greenfield and brownfield projects and led several capital investment projects in the chemical industry. He has developed patents on simulated moving bed technology for processes to purify sugars, active pharmaceutical ingredients, biofuels, fish oil, and more. The technologies covered by these patents have been commercialized and installed in New Zealand, Scotland, Italy, and the U.S. Sharma is a senior member of AIChE and an elected officer for the St. Louis AIChE local section and the AIChE K-12 newsletter. He received his master’s degree in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India.