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Expert in Biofuels, Advanced Hydrocarbon Fuels, Refining, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Carbon Capture

Expert ID: 729637 Tennessee, USA

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Expert has over 30 years of experience with ConocoPhillips (COP)--all in downstream research and development. He began his career in fundamental
catalysis and surface science. Later he managed a group applying molecular scale simulation to problems in refining. The last years of his career were
spent managing COP's advanced hydrocarbon fuel research program. In this position he worked with biofuels (including COP's renewable diesel projects),
hydrogen and advanced clean fuels from petroleum.

Since retirement Expert has maintained an active consulting practice. His clients include 1) several biofuel startups, 2) the US Department of Energy where
he has served on peer review panels and expert panels in biofuels and hydrogen, and 3) COP where he still works on hydrogen fuel issues and carbon

Worked with second generation biofuels startup. Provided fuels expertise to guide identification of target fuel molecules for engineered organisms. Worked with thermochemical conversion biofuels startups to guide EPA fuel registration and insure product marketability.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: David Lipscomb College
Year: 1972 Degree: Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Heidelberg
Year: 1977 Degree: PhD Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: Rice University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Partner Department:
Consulting Practice
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
Consulting Practice
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1976 to 2008 Employer: ConocoPhillips Title: Research Fellow Department: Research and Development
Available upon request.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2010 to 2011 Agency: Department of Energy Role: Description: Chaired expert panel to determine current costs for hydrogen production via biomass gasification.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Agency: Department of Energy Role: Lead Reviewer Description: Lead review team for DOE's Integrated Biomass Refinery program.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Consultant studied in Germany and is reasonably proficient in German.

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