Ignasi Palou-Rivera

Ignasi Palou-Rivera

Technical Program Manager, RAPID
AIChE, RAPID

Ignasi Palou-Rivera is the Technical Program Manager of the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, a part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The RAPID Institute focuses in the promotion of modular chemical process intensification (MCPI) with the goal of reducing the capital and energy intensity of the US process industries.

Ignasi holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Engineer Degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. His technical background spans the areas of process modeling and optimization, techno-economic and life-cycle and sustainability analysis of fuels and chemicals, and R&D management. He has been a part of a variety of industrial and academic organizations such as LanzaTech (a renewable fuels and chemicals start-up with a proprietary gas fermentation technology), Argonne National Laboratory, BP Refining Technology, Aspentech, etc.

Ignasi is a Senior Member of AIChE, and has been heavily involved in volunteer positions with CAST Division (Computing & Systems Technology Division) as well as being the current Chair of the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF).