Mark Whitney | AIChE

Mark Whitney

Citation name

Whitney, M.

Affiliation

Linde Engineering

State

TX

Country

USA

Mark received his degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in 1979. He worked for Conoco's process engineering group before moving to natural gas processing. He served in engineering, operating and planning roles before joining Vista Chemicals in 1988. The expansion of the Lake Charles ethane cracker was a big part of the next 6 years, though he did manage to get married and have a son. Joining Stone and Webster in 1994, he stayed in ethylene process design and participated in both technology development and plant design. The climax of his work was designing a world scale Canadian ethylene plant. Joining Lummus, Mark learned new ways of doing things and continued both technology development and design work. After leading the process design work on a grass-roots Gulf Coast ethane cracker, Mark joined Linde Engineering North America in 2014 as Principal Process Engineer for ethylene. Vice Chair of the EPC.

Groups/Topicals chaired or co-chaired

Topical 4: The 34th Ethylene Producers Conference2022 Spring Meeting and 18th Global Congress on Process Safety Proceedings
Topical 4: The 35th Ethylene Producers Conference2023 Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety

Sessions chaired or co-chaired

Commissioning and Startup of Recent Large Ethylene Facilities I
2021 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1115-8)
Commissioning and Startup of Recent Large Ethylene Facilities II
2021 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1115-8)

Authored

(193c) Acetylene Converter Runaway
2020 Virtual Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1113-4)

Associated proceedings 

2020 Virtual Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS
2021 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety
2022 Spring Meeting and 18th Global Congress on Process Safety Proceedings
2023 Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety