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Frits Byron Soepyan

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Dr. Soepyan graduated from The University of Tulsa in 2009 (Magna Cum Laude) with Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, and in 2015 with a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

As a PhD student at The University of Tulsa, Dr. Soepyan collaborated with Chevron, and provided Chevron with a solution for sand transport in pipelines through the development of the computer program TUSTORM (Tulsa University Sand Transport – Optimization and Ranking Methodology), which has been used by Chevron in major capital projects. Dr. Soepyan has validated and presented the results regarding the performance of TUSTORM in international conferences, including the Offshore Technology Conference and Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, and published these results in peer-reviewed journals, including Computers and Chemical Engineering and the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.

Afterwards, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Dr. Soepyan continued to conduct research in the energy sector, where he helped NETL save significant person-hours by integrating a set of complex component models for a direct power extraction system, provided recommendations regarding the best design and operation of a carbon capture plant via optimization under uncertainty, and debugged an open-source, in-house software, improved the software’s documentation, and piqued people’s interest in the software.

Currently, as a Process Systems Engineer at AristoSys, LLC, Dr. Soepyan has contributed to the Flexible Carbon Capture and Storage (FLECCS) program, sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) (an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy), to reduce the CO2 emission from a natural gas power plant. Dr. Soepyan has also served various clients, including Leonardo Technologies, Inc. (LTI), KeyLogic Systems, LLC, KBC Energy Solutions, LLC, Mote, Inc., and EQT Corporation, where the projects include emission reduction, decarbonization, hydrogen production, and proposal reviews.

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