Author: Rich Byrnes

About the Author

Rich Byrnes

Name: Rich Byrnes

Bio: Rich Byrnes is a native New Yorker who attended Manhattan College where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1983. After graduation, he was Commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy Nuclear Submarine Program, and attended the Naval Nuclear Power School achieving a Masters level Education in Nuclear Engineering. Rich served overseas operating out of Holy Loch Scotland on active duty, and was assigned to Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines. After leaving the Navy, he joined the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE where he filled Management roles in R&D, Production, Maintenance & Construction, Project, and Technology Development at their sites in Deepwater NJ, Wilmington DE, and LaPorte TX. Rich then accepted a role as Plant Manager at King Industries, a privately held Specialty Chemical, Coatings and Lubricant Additives Company in Norwalk CT. He is now their Director of Engineering responsible for their Process Improvement and Business Development Capital Projects, and the Corporate Process Safety Management Program. Although not formally trained in art, Rich's interest in this field started at a very young age, learning from the works of the masters in comic books, newspapers, and magazines. His work has been published in his high school & college year books, Antique Collectors Magazine, and most recently for the VFW and the Sikorsky/Connecticut Fallen Heroes Committee. Rich resides in Shelton Connecticut and is married to Christina, formally of Yonkers NY, and has two daughters, Nicole who is college bound and Jessica who is now attending High School. Full page images from my comic Boil's Law can be seen at http://chenected.aiche.org/boil’s-law-comics/

July 6th, 2012

Boil’s Laws—That’s Incredible [Funny Bone]

By Rich Byrnes
Boil's Laws-That's Incredible

Welcome to the 12th comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer Rich Byrnes. Here’s one for all of you in process safety!

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June 8th, 2012

Boil’s Laws—The Incomplete Reaction [Funny Bone]

By Rich Byrnes
Boil's Laws Incomplete Reaction

Welcome to the 11th comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer Rich Byrnes.

You can see a larger version here or the first in the series here. Read about the inspiration behind Boil’s Laws here. Read all the comics here.

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April 27th, 2012

Boil’s Laws — ChE’s Rather Spell Chemical Names than Surnames? [Funny Bone]

By Rich Byrnes
Boil's Laws Engineers and Spelling

Welcome to the 10th comic in the Boil’s Laws series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer Rich Byrnes. This time: ChE’s and spelling!

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March 2nd, 2012

Boil’s Laws — A Chemist’s View of Process Engineering

By Rich Byrnes
A Chemist's View of Process Engineering

Welcome to the ninth comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series. So, how do chemical engineers and chemists see the world differently? Click and find out.

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April 8th, 2011

Boil’s Laws — The Laws of Thermodynamics & Casinos

By Rich Byrnes
Donald Trump Boil's Laws

Welcome to the eighth comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer Rich Byrnes.

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March 4th, 2011

Boil’s Laws — A Lesson in Six Sigma [Comic]

By Rich Byrnes
Boil's Laws Six Sigma Final Thumbnail

It’s back! Welcome to the seventh comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer Rich Byrnes.

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December 17th, 2010

Boil’s Law — Go Slow to Go Fast [Comic]

By Rich Byrnes
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Welcome to the sixth comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer Rich Byrnes. It’s entitled Go Slow to Go Fast. You can see a larger version here or the first in the series here. Read about the inspiration behind Boil’s Laws here.

Are you given enough […]

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December 1st, 2010

Boil’s Laws—The Sample Carrier [Comic]

By Rich Byrnes
Boil's Laws -- The Sample Carrier

Welcome to the fifth comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer–Rich Byrnes. It’s entitled “The Sample Carrier.”  You can see a larger version here or by clicking on the comic below. See the first in the series here or read about the inspiration […]

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November 17th, 2010

Boil’s Laws—The Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) [Comic]

By Rich Byrnes
Boils Laws PHA Thumbnail

Welcome to the forth comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer–Rich Byrnes. It’s entitled The Process Hazards Analysis (PHA)! You can see a larger version here or by clicking on the comic below. See the first in the series here or […]

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November 3rd, 2010

Boil’s Laws—Orientation-Strategic Business Plan [Comic]

By Rich Byrnes
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Welcome to the third comic in the Boil’s Laws comic strip series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer–Rich Byrnes. It’s entitled Orientation—Strategic Business Plan and this one is in COLOR! You can see a larger version here or the first in the series here. Read about the inspiration […]

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