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Shell Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering

​Joseph B. Powell (PhD) is Fellow and former Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and since 2006 Shell’s Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering, where over 30+ years he has led R&D programs in new chemical processes, biofuels, enhanced oil recovery, and currently advises R&D for energy transition to a net-zero carbon economy. 

Dr. Powell is co-inventor on more than 125 patent applications (60 granted), has received AIChE / ACS / R&D Magazine awards for Innovation, Service, and Practice, and is co-author of Sustainable Development in the Process Industries: Cases and Impact (2010). PhD: U. Wisconsin-Madison (1984); BS: U. Virginia (1978).    

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