T. Austin McRae is a Research Engineer in Energy Systems at the EERC, where he is involved with process engineering and design for wellsite operations, pipeline transport, environmental science related to oilfield operations, and operation of pilot-scale carbon capture systems. In September 2020, he was named Co-Project Manager of the Intelligent Pipeline Integrity Program (iPIPE) at the EERC, an industry-led consortium whose focus is to contribute to the advancement of near-commercial, emerging technologies to prevent and detect leaks from gathering pipelines. Since 2018, he has served as Chief Technology Scout for iPIPE, the primary contact for interested technology developers. He holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.