Jim Bielenberg ExxonMobilJim Bielenberg, PhD, is the former Chief Technology Officer of the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute. He has spent the last 15 years working in various areas of new technology development, including 12 years working at ExxonMobil. He is a co-inventor on over a dozen technology patents across chemicals technology, refining technology, coal gasification, and biofuels processing. He received his BS from the Univ. of Nebraska and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in chemical engineering. He is a member of AIChE.