2014 Conference Keynote

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:30am-9:15am CDT

Wonders and Challenges of Process Research in the Chemical Industry

Dr. Rui Cruz, Research & Development Director, Exploration and Production - Dow Oil Gas and Mining, The Dow Chemical Company

Strong process research organizations and capabilities constitute very relevant competitive advantages in the chemical industry, enabling constant improvements for the existing plants (increased yields, safety, minimizing waste generation) as well as the development of new technologies to scale-up new molecules or to revolutionize the way a current product is produced. This presentation will address best practices and some of the common challenges of industrial process research, also covering case studies related to different scales and types of projects.

Rui Cruz

Rui Cruz is currently Global R&D Director for Industrial Solutions at the Dow Chemical Company. He joined Dow in Brazil in 2001, having worked in Human Resources, Customer Services, Technical Services and Research and Development for several different product and technologies.Read more