Kent Pennybaker

Kent Pennybaker
  • Advisory Board Member
  • President, Consulting Process Engineer

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Kent Pennybaker received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from KU in 1983. He worked as a Borehole Gravity Engineer doing specialized wireline logging worldwide for 3 yrs before returning to KU to pursue his masters. He received his M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from KU in 1987. While at KU he was a Teaching Assistant for "An Introduction to Computers in Engineering", and was named "Outstanding Graduate Student" in 1987. He then went to work for Conoco based in Ponca City, Oklahoma for 7 years. He supported the upstream and midstream operations providing process engineering support. This included gas plants and off-shore facilities worldwide. In 1994, he left Conoco and founded River City Engineering, Inc. (RCE) in Lawrence, Kansas. RCE focuses on process engineering services for the upstream and midstream industry. He has worked on many new plant designs and troubleshooting of existing facilities worldwide. One of the highlights was his involvement in designing and start-up of the first floating gas processing and fractionation facility in the world. Currently he is involved in another first of its kind project; a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility. Kent is married to Janet Knollenberg, who was a KU Chemical Engineering student, and they have two children; Attie and Austin.


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1983
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Univerisity of Kansas, 1987