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Munawar Saudagar, PhD, is a staff scientist at SABIC Technology & Innovation (14100 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478; Email: email@example.com), where he provides linear programming modeling support for a crude-oil-to-chemicals project. He has over 25 years of experience in chemical R&D, with expertise in modeling, simulation, optimization, and advanced process control (APC). He also has experience in developing and accessing software and other technologies. He developed a fixed-bed reactor model for SABIC’s acetic acid technology and was also involved in various APC projects. Saudagar has BE and MS degrees in chemical engineering from NED Univ. of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan) and King Fahad Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), respectively, as well as a PhD in process control from the Univ. of Alberta.