Edwin R. Gilliland Professor, MIT
Professor at Soochow University
Professor at Politecnico di Milano
CEO Arandipur SL
Dow Tarragona Site Director & South Europe Hub Operations Director
Renato Rota, Professor, Politécnico di Milano
These research activities share the common approach of studying (through a preliminary experimental campaign and a subsequent mathematical modeling) the relevant chemical, physical, and biological phenomena by using the conceptual tools of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and transport phenomena. The experimental activity mainly refers to the design, construction, development and use of pilot equipment on a laboratory scale. The ultimate goal is to obtain enough experimental data for the development and validation of mathematical models of simulation of the main phenomena involved. His scientific work is summarized in about 150 publications, mainly in international journals and books, in the fields of combustion, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, separation processes, industrial safety and pollution.
Richard Braatz, Edwin R. Gilliland Professor, MIT
Wayne Sim, CEO & Founder
Over the past 10 years, as CEO of Aucerna, Wayne has led the successful execution and integration of seven strategic acquisitions. These acquisitions grew Aucerna’s software offering from a single product into a world class, integrated portfolio of best in class solutions for the front office of oil and gas.
Through Wayne’s strong executive relationships, he has helped to transform Aucerna from a valued vendor to a strategic industry partner, uniquely aligned with the long term growth plans of Aucerna customers. Wayne is passionate about uncovering hidden value and helping businesses make well informed decisions that deliver on corporate objectives. Wayne is recognized as a trusted advisor to Aucerna’s private equity partner, Thoma Bravo, and is dedicated to delivering strategic value to all Aucerna stakeholders and maintains an advisory position with Rubicon Technology Partners.
In addition to his responsibilities at Aucerna, Wayne is currently a board member for Kuvito and is currently an acting member of the University of Calgary Dean of Engineering Advisory Committee. His previous Board experience includes AlterNrg ( Public Company ) and the Hunter School of Business.
Xiao Dong Chen
Top EH&S performance: ZERO reportable events (personal & process safety, environmental).
Top quartile reliability: ensure manufacturing plants operate reliably: Customer centricity.
Keep site competitiveness (internally and externally): Cost control and Productivity focus.
Foster development and growth of their people.
He has a Master Degree in Chemical Engineer (Institut Quimic Sarrià –IQS-), a Diploma in Chemical Business Administration (IQS) and a Master in Risk Prevention (Ergonomy, I.Hygiene, Occ safety) (IMF).
Jorge Ruiz Royo
Jorge Ruiz Royo is the founder and CEO of ARANDIPUR SL (R&D PUR), an innovative Spanish company that has developed the unique flexible shower tray in the world.
After working in several multinationals, he created his own chemical manufacturing company with a new innovation business model.
He has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Zaragoza and an MBA. He is currently also a lean launchpad professor at the URV MBA
He previously worked at Bayer Material Science (Tarragona), Procter & Gamble (Brussels), General Motors (Zaragoza) and Quaternia (Barcelona) as a manager.