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3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures

Posted on January 9th, 2018 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Picture for a moment a pile of bricks, where each brick could be somehow programmed to intelligently self-assemble with the others.  As you’d imagine, making a complex structure like a house or a castle with technology like this would be a trivial task. Continue reading “3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures” »

Reaction Engineering: Addressing Inefficiency in Chemistry

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Professor Alexei Lapkin of the University of Cambridge is an expert in reaction engineering. He leads one of a cluster of research groups in the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Department, all focused on different aspects of the field. Continue reading “Reaction Engineering: Addressing Inefficiency in Chemistry” »

Master the Box

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Constraints inspire creativity.”  Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, co-founder of Twitter. I recently asked a young engineer if he knew from where the phrase, “Think Outside the Box,” came. “Taco Bell?” he replied tentatively. Continue reading “Master the Box” »

Aramco Strategy: Lemonade from Lemons

Posted on November 30th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis


Image by George Hodan [CC0 1.0], via PublicDomainPictures

All products have a lifecycle – including obsolescence. But when public opinion and worldwide regulatory pressure has market demand for your cash crop showing signs of waning, do you close up shop or get creative? Continue reading “Aramco Strategy: Lemonade from Lemons” »

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