2023 Engineering leader under 40: Ankur Kumar, 34

Ankur Kumar, 34, Operations Technology Development Lead, Linde, Tonawanda, New York

By Plant Engineering Staff September 11, 2023
Ankur Kumar, 34, Operations Technology Development Lead, Linde, Tonawanda, New York

Ankur Kumar, 34
Operations Technology Development Lead
Tonawanda, New York

Ankur has made substantial contributions to Linde’s technology stack through award-winning machine learning-based solutions for hydrogen and air separation units. His tool, PlantWatch (for plantwide monitoring), received the 2021 Industry 4.0 Award from the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic. Ankur is a passionate digitalization evangelist, constantly advocating for the greater adoption of modern technologies in Linde’s operations. He recently engineered an advanced monitoring solution for cyclic processes and made key contributions to the adoption of ML-based MPC; Ankur received the 2022 Digitalization Innovation Award and 2022 Product Impact Award for these efforts.

Fun fact: Ankur believes education is the greatest tool to succeed in life and recently joined Vibha, a USA-based nongovernment organization that raises funds for the education of underprivileged children.

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