Ryan Simpson Ryan Simpson, P.E. graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and math. He obtained his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 2011. He joined Eastman Chemical in 2010 and for the last four years has been on staff in the Process Analytics group which oversees all process analyzer installations at the Kingsport, TN production facility and multiple other satellite sites. He is the site expert in applied process analytical spectroscopy and since 2014 has installed over $4M in process analyzers. His expertise includes chemometric modelling, NIR and Raman analysis, sample handling design, DCS communications, and closed loop analyzer controls.