Kevin Buettner | AIChE

Kevin Buettner

Engineering Associate
ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering

Kevin E. Buettner is a lead pilot plant engineer within Process Innovation and Scale-Up at the ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company. He is a chemical engineering alumnus of the University of Oklahoma (2013) and the University of Florida (2018, Ph.D.) where he was a member of Professor Jennifer Sinclair Curtis’ research group focused on model development for CFD simulations of granular flows. After joining ExxonMobil in 2018, he has made significant contributions in the process development and scale-up of “new-to-the-world” process technologies focused on complex fluidization systems. This has required the development and expansion of fluidization modeling capabilities to impact reactor design, and the operation of a new pilot plant to validate the reaction and hydrodynamic models required for novel process scale-up. Kevin currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Particle Technology Forum’s (PTF) Area 3B, has over ten peer reviewed journal publications, and is an active referee for AIChE Journal, Chemical Engineering Science, and Powder Technology