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RAPID Intern Spotlight: Edmund Sam-Gyandoh, University of Pittsburgh

In 2019, 26 students from a diverse set of RAPID member organizations participated in the RAPID Intern Program. Edmund Sam-Gyandoh completed the program in the fall and, in this first of many more, intern spotlights, introduces himself, discusses his technical project work, and describes how the...
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RAPID Takes Part in Manufacturing Day 2019

RAPID participated in an exciting Manufacturing Day event on Friday, October 4, at M. Davis & Sons in Newark, Delaware. M. Davis hosted a gathering of customers, suppliers, community leaders, educators, and government officials at their modular equipment manufacturing site. Attendees were...
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MCPI Boot Camp Successfully Piloted with RAPID Members

For four days in September, representatives from RAPID members participated in the RAPID pilot course: Modular Chemical Process Intensification (MCPI) Boot Camp at the Oregon State University ATAMI Facility. The face-to-face course, a result of RAPID's call for EWD projects in 2018, was developed...
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Resilience and Process Intensification

The classic definition of resilience is the “ability to recover quickly from difficulties,” and while this is often applied to individuals, it holds true for corporations and even countries. However, within the context of industry, resilience is often applied to a system’s ability to recover from...
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RAPID Spotlight: Sustainability and Process Intensification

Since the late 1980s, the concept of sustainability has grown from corporate catchword to competitive advantage. According to a 2011 McKinsey Report [1] , corporate reputation was supplanted as the most frequently cited reason for actively pursuing sustainability strategies. As data emerged,...

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