On December 9, 2017, we celebrated our first anniversary! Just one year ago, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the formation of Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as the tenth member of the nation’s network of Manufacturing USA Institutes.

Since then, we established RAPID’s infrastructure and governance, developed roadmaps for our technical focus areas and workforce development and selected 25 projects for funding, all with significant contributions of time and talent from our membership.  To date, we have 57 members and our numbers continue to grow!

So on this first anniversary, we thank our current members for joining RAPID and invite our many friends and colleagues to take the leap and join our RAPIDLY expanding institute as well.

On behalf of our RAPID team, thank you for your support and we look forward to many more years of continued collaboration and success.

Our very best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a very happy New Year!

RAPID CEO Karen Fletcher