Daruwalla, D.

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

is R&D manager for the Chemical and Refining Process Development Section of Southwest Research Institute’s Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division. He has more than 20 years of experience in process development, process design and project engineering for the chemical and nuclear waste processing industries. He has authored numerous technical articles. His team was recently awarded US Patent 9,217,119, “Extraction of lipids from living cells utilizing liquid CO2.”

Engineering Practices: How a full-service R&D laboratory can help your company

Daruwalla, D., Southwest Research Institute

To survive and stay competitive in the rapidly changing, technology-driven hydrocarbon processing and petrochemical fields, companies must stay ahead of their research and development (R&D) needs.