Richard P Palluzi, is a Distinguished Engineering Associate at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering where he is responsible for the design, construction, and support of pilot plants and laboratories for ExxonMobil’s research site in Clinton, New Jersey. He also is a consultant on issues related to laboratory design and pilot plants throughout ExxonMobil worldwide. He has a bachelor of engineering degree and a master of engineering degree both in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Rich is a registered Certified Safety Professional, a Professional Engineering (New Jersey), an EPA accredited Asbestos Inspector and Asbestos Project Designer, an accredited Lead Inspector, a Certified Mold Remediation Specialist and a Mobil Crane Inspector.
He is the author of two books, 30 articles, and 40 presentations on all phases of pilot plant and laboratory safety and operations. He is a past chair of the AIChE Pilot Plant Committee and the Clinton site’s Safe Operations Team responsible for reviewing and approving all pilot plant and laboratory installations and operations. He currently chairs ExxonMobil’s Pilot Plant and Laboratory Safety Standards Committee and is responsible for the development and dissemination of more than 100 internal company standards on pilot plant design and construction. He has consulted for the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense on research-related issues. Rich is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, ISA, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Nation Fire Protection Association where he is a member of the committee on NFPA-45 Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals.