Free Webinar: RAPID Manufacturing Institute® Presents MCPI (Modular Chemical Process Intensified)

Thu. May. 26th, 2022
This free CII webinar on Thursday, May 26 at 1pm CDT will present the work of CII and the RAPID Manufacturing Institute®, which compared modular chemical process intensified (MCPI) with conventional approaches to chemical production. The presentation will offer four distinct case studies that span different sectors of the chemical industry.

RAPID Technology Showcase Featuring ENETOR

Wed. Apr. 6th, 2022
RAPID Technology Showcases provide an opportunity for RAPID members to connect with and learn about a fellow member's technologies and capabilities. We invite you to our next RAPID Technology Showcase featuring ENETOR taking place Wednesday, April 6.

RAPID DEPLOY: Process Electrification

Apr. 9th - 10th, 2022
The RAPID DEPLOY Conference Series offers attendees an invite-only opportunity to engage in a mixture of invited talks and active workshop-style sessions culminating in a synthesis activity and an actionable report out. The third in the series will focus on modular technologies for process electrification.

RAPID@2021 Annual

Nov. 8th - 16th, 2021
RAPID Members are cordially invited to attend AIChE's 2021 Annual Meeting taking place in Boston, MA November 8-12 as well as virtually November 15-19.

RAPID Technology Showcase Featuring HTRI

Thu. May. 13th, 2021
Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI) has led research and software development of process heat transfer technology for nearly 60 years.  Join Tom Lestina, Senior Vice President, Engineering to learn about the recent initiatives to improve heat exchanger performance and reliability.

RAPID DEPLOY Conference: Modular Technologies for Waste-to-X

Apr. 5th - 6th, 2021
The RAPID DEPLOY Conference Series offers attendees an exclusive invite-only crowd providing opportunities to engage in a mixture of invited talks and active workshop-style sessions culminating in a synthesis activity led by RAPID staff. Attendees will leave energized with new connections and empowered to deploy new ideas. The first in the series, RAPID DEPLOY: Waste-to-X, will focus on developing new routes for converting waste biomass to products.

RAPID Technology Showcase - IFS

Wed. Sep. 2nd, 2020
IFS is a startup OEM providing continuous flow fluid heating equipment to the process industries built on their proprietary 'middle-out' platform to improve manufacturing performance and profitability.


Aug. 3rd - 5th, 2020
AIChE is virtually hosting the 9th International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE) on August 3-5, 2020. Both the call for abstracts and the early bird registration are open until July 15th.

ChemE Cube Virtual Round Table

Wed. Jun. 17th, 2020
RAPID is developing a new student design competition known as the ChemE Cube. This student design competition would challenge students to create a modular chemical process using a non-toxic chemistry that changes annually in a one-foot cube.

RAPID@Chemtech Conference 2020

Feb. 19th - 20th, 2020
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delawa...
The Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance is hosting a 2-day conference to discuss challenges and opportunities in the digital transformation of the chemistry and manufacturing landscape. During this conference, Dr. Ignasi Palou-Rivera will participate as a keynote speaker and discuss the RAPID Manufacturing Institute and its mission to transform the process industries.

RAPID@Spring 2020

Aug. 18th - 20th, 2020
RAPID will be hosting process intensification topical conference sessions, a Member Mixer, an Info Session and more at the 2020 Virtual AIChE Spring Meeting. Learn more about the RAPID-related events.

RAPID@The Solar Energy Systems Conference '19

Dec. 12th - 13th, 2019
Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, Waco...
The AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, in collaboration with other entities, is hosting a 2 day symposium to focus on solar energy innovation, challenges and opportunities for engineers and other stakeholders. RAPID will hold a short interactive session alongside this conference focused on the application of modular and chemical process intensification for producing chemicals and fuels from solar energy as a storage mechanism.


Dec. 8th - 10th, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City
Join RAPID at the upcoming 2019 Food Innovation and Engineering (FOODIE) Conference. Hosted by AIChE's Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division, this conference will discuss emerging technologies for food production, analyze strategies to connect industry and cuisine, and navigate methods to fit the consumer market. RAPID will hold a short interactive session alongside this conference focused on the application of modular processing on protein separation and purification.

RAPID@The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Dec. 5th - 6th, 2019
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
Join RAPID at the upcoming Food-Energy-Water Nexus in New York, NY. This conference focuses in addressing obstacles and initiatives in providing and maintaining the food, energy and water supplies in urban environments. RAPID will hold a problem-discovery brainstorming session at the conference to identify the role that modularization and distributed manufacturing will play in the context of the Food-Energy-Water nexus.


Nov. 21st - 22nd, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Washington D.C. Conventi...
This latest workshop in the AIChE PD2M series is the first event to address the question of what pharmaceutical manufacturing will look like in 2030 and how we should prepare now to be ready for the changes that are coming. RAPID's CEO Bill Grieco will participate as a speaker and will discuss the RAPID Manufacturing Institute and its mission to transform the process industries.


Nov. 18th - 20th, 2019
Hyatt Regency Boston, MA
Join RAPID at the 2nd Space Travel: Adaptive Research and Technologies from Biological and Chemical Engineering (STAR Tech) Conference. This conference will focus on space travel technology and capability needs, in an effort to accelerate the development of commercial and non-commercial space exploration. Alongside this conference, the RAPID Manufacturing Institute will hold a short problem-discovery workshop to identify ways that modular and chemical process intensification could be applied to space travel and habitation.

Join RAPID@Annual!

Nov. 10th - 14th, 2019
RAPID members are cordially invited to attend AIChE’s 2019 Annual meeting in Orlando, FL. RAPID will be hosting a number of events and PI Topical Conference sessions - click here to view the full schedule.

RAPID Workshop at 2nd Natural Gas Utilization Workshop

Tue. Aug. 14th, 2018
Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M, College ...
Join the RAPID workshop at the 2018 Natural Gas Utilization Workshop at College Student Center in College Station, TX. This session will convene subject matter experts, both members and non-members of RAPID, to review the roadmap developed last year for the Natural Gas Upgrading (NGU) Focus Area (FA).

RAPID Workshop at ICOSSE’18

Wed. Aug. 15th, 2018
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the Univer...
Join RAPID for a workshop at ICOSSE '18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This includes a facilitated discussion of how modular and chemical process intensification can be applied to two topics: water use and reuse; and carbon capture, storage, and utilization.

RAPID@Annual Calendar

Sun. Oct. 28th, 2018
Join RAPID for the upcoming 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, which runs from October 28-November 2nd. See our Calendar below for more information. The dates and times are set. However, speakers and some content may be subject to change.

Join RAPID at the 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting

Apr. 23rd - 26th, 2018
The 2018 AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. It will be held April 22-April 26 in Orlando, Florida. Participants can expect a wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry.

RAPID Institute Update

Mon. Oct. 30th, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101E
Get up-to-speed on the institute’s jumpstart projects in the areas of natural gas conversion, modular manufacturing, renewable bioproducts, and advanced modeling.