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Dr. Yang Luo currently serves as head of Sales for Adsorption and Membrane Plants for Linde Engineering Americas, where she is responsible for marketing, business development, and sales of Linde adsorption and membrane plants in Americas. Prior to this role, Yang was Praxair R&D Director responsible for innovation strategy, technology development, roadmap and portfolio management of cryogenic and adsorptive technologies for gas separation, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and rare gases. She led initiatives to drive competitiveness of cryogenic air separation plant, pressure swing adsorption system for process gas production and separation through accelerated new technology commercialization, low cost sourcing, and system standardization. She managed the development and commercialization of multiple high impact and novel industrial gas separation technologies and created winning offerings to address growing market needs. Over the years, Yang held positions of increasing responsibilities in business, R&D, product development, manufacturing, and program management functions at Linde/Praxair, Delphi/GM Corporations where she received numerous awards and honors including Linde Global Innovation Award, Praxair Innovation Award, induction into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame, Delphi Boss Kettering Award, Society of Automotive Engineering’s Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award, Delphi Environmental and Energy Project of Year Award. Yang earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University. As a practicing Chemical Engineer, Yang has been actively involved in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and US Department of Energy’s Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute. She is an elected AIChE fellow, served as past chair of RAPID governing board.