Ray Cocco

President and CEO of Particulate Solid Research, Inc.

Ray Cocco is president and CEO of Particulate Solid Research, Inc. (PSRI), which is an international consortium of companies focused on the advancement of technology in the multiphase flows with granular and granular-fluid systems. He has over 30 years of experience in reactor engineering, modeling, fluidization, and particle technology. He has worked on ceramic processing, oxydehydrogenation, catalytic oxidation, hydrogenation, hydrodesulfurization, composite materials, biomass, chemical looping, polyolefin, chlorination, and oxychlorination. Ray was the past chair of the AIChE Particle Technology Forum (Group 3), a past member of the AIChE Chemical Technology Operating Council (CTOC) and is currently an AIChE fellow. He has over 80 publications, three book chapters, several patents, and numerous invited presentations and regularly consults for industry, national labs, and universities. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Auburn University.