Process Intensification: Using LESS to Make MORE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm EST
Event format: 
In-Person / Local

Gregory Theunick will be the January speaker for the 2018/2019 Mid-Michigan seminar series on the topic:

Process Intensification: Using LESS to Make MORE

When: Tuesday, January 15, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Where: The Dow Chemical Company, 1790 Building, Room 272

Address: Washington Street, south of Discovery Way (See detailed directions for 1790 bldg. below)

Complimentary sandwiches will be available, first come, first serve at 11:30 am with Greg’s talk starting around noon

The lecture qualifies for one continuing education hour. CEH certificates are needed for licensed Professional Engineers to maintain their license and certificates will be provided to interested attendees.


Process intensification (PI) is a strategy focused on revolutionary, not evolutionary, changes in the way we design our processes and make our products. The core driving principle is to make dramatic improvements in manufacturing that result in cost savings, capital reductions, and efficiency gains. Industry is drawn to PI because this enables lower investment hurdles for growth or higher margins on products. This talk will provide an overview of Process Intensification, give some industry examples showing how it has been applied and talk about industry initiatives to advance Process Intensification.


Greg Theunick is an Associate Research Scientist in the Dow Chemical Company, supporting Dow Performance Silicones R&D. He has over 10 years of experience in distillation and leads the Separations Community of Practice. Greg obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan

Directions to 1790 Bldg.:

• Continue south on Washington Street after the intersection of Washington and Discovery Way. Just before the gate to enter Dow Michigan Operations, turn Right into visitor parking

• Park in the parking lot, enter 1790 through front doors

• Check in with security at reception desk, they can guide you to Room 272 (located on second floor).