Maksim E. Shivokhin graduated from Moscow State Technical University. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences at Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium in 2014 under the advisement of Professor Christian Bailly. After a post-doctoral appointment at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (IL), he began his career in industry in the Advanced Characterization Department at ExxonMobil Chemical Company in April of 2016. As a lead rheologist,MES has led multiple collaborative research projects with academic and internal partners focusing on the development of the new modeling tools for deciphering effects of molecular topology in their rheological signal. Recently MES took a lead role in the development of the new high melt strength PP and TPE grades in the global product technology department.