Texas A&M Conference on Energy: 2018 Presenters


Texas A&M Conference on Energy: 2018

2018 Event Resources


As a part of the Texas A&M Conference on Energy, plenary sessions, presentations, and remarks will be offered by influential experts from industry, academia, and government.

Plenary Speakers

Dr. Lloyd F. Colegrove

Dr. Lloyd F. Colegrove

Director of Data Services and the Director of Fundamental Problem Solving
  The Dow Chemical Company

Biography

Lloyd F. Colegrove is the Director of Data Services and the Director of Fundamental Problem Solving for The Dow Chemical Company. He also is the Analytics Platform Director for Dow’s Manufacturing and Engineering’s Industry 4.0 program – an expansive program to engage in leading-edge analytics programs across the manufacturing enterprise and allied functions. His desire for novel approaches to data interpretation (contextualization), and integration of these capabilities into assessing the health and capability of manufacturing assets has coalesced into the piloting, then implementation, of an enterprise data analysis and collaboration space that would tie multiple plants together with the Technology Center and R&D resources to troubleshoot in real time, or preemptively detect and alert plant trouble well before crisis. This work has been reviewed in numerous industry publications including Automation World, Processing, ARC web and CEP (AIChE). The enterprise manufacturing intelligence platform has been recognized with a 2014 Kinetics process award, a 2015 Golden Mousetrap Award, and the 2015 and 2016 Frost and Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership awards in Big Data and Analytics and the "High Achiever Award" in Big Data and Analytics for 2016 from Frost and Sullivan in Analytics. EMI also received the 2014 and 2015 Kinetics Process Award for innovation.

Lloyd’s background is in Chemical Physics where he obtained a B.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He spent 7 years in Polymer Research in Dow (R&D and TS&D) before moving into Manufacturing in an Analytical Improvement role and then a Quality Leader for first one, then ultimately to five Dow businesses before moving to establish a new capability called Fundamental Problem Solving, where top chemists and engineers work on complex, often multi-effect, plant problems. With this established, he refocused his efforts working to establish the data initiatives that support this work. Lloyd is married with two daughters and is an avid cyclist, hiker, and landscaper.

   
Dr. Marc Davidson

Dr. Marc Davidson

Sr. Director of Technology – Production Enhancement, Cementing & Multi-Chem
  Halliburton

Biography

Marc Davidson is Sr. Director of Technology for Halliburton’s Production Enhancement, Cementing and Multi-Chem product service lines.  His responsibilities include overseeing the development of Halliburton’s new products and services for well cementing, stimulation, production chemicals and related technologies.

Dr. Davidson has 30 years of experience in technology, manufacturing and supply chain in a range of industries.  At Halliburton for the past six years, he has served as Sr. Director of Technology for the Drill Bits and Services, Well Cementing, and Production Enhancement product service lines.  Prior to joining Halliburton, he was Executive Vice President of Technology and Operations for Diamond Innovations Inc., a subsidiary of Sandvik AB.  Earlier in his career, Dr. Davidson held technology leadership roles in General Electric’s Specialty Materials and Plastics divisions, and conducted petroleum refining research and development work at Amoco Oil Company.

Dr. Davidson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University, as well as a Master of Science degree and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

   
Dr. Joseph B. Powell

Dr. Joseph B. Powell

Chief Scientist – Chemical Engineering
  Shell

Biography

Joseph B. Powell, Ph.D. is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and has been Shell’s Chief Scientist – Chemical Engineering since 2006.  He joined the Process Development Department at Shell Technology Center Houston in 1988, where he has led R&D programs in new chemical processes, biofuels, and enhanced oil recovery, in addition to a Hunters innovation group.  Dr. Powell has been co-inventor on more than 125 distinct patent applications with more than 60 granted, and has received several industry awards including the A. D. Little Award for Chemical Engineering Innovation (AIChE 1998), R&D100 Award (R&D Magazine) and American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award (2000), U. Wisconsin College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award (2009), AIChE Process Development Division Service Award (2012) and Practice Award (2017).  He is co-editor and chapter author for the book Sustainable Development in the Process Industries:  Cases and Impact, John Wiley & Sons, New York (2010), and has served AIChE in various roles including Process Development Division Programming chair, Spring Meeting Program Chair (2015) and Co-Chair (2012), Chemical Technology Operating Council, Executive Board Programming Committee, Center for Energy Initiatives board member, Pilot Plants 12B Area Chair, Shale Gas and Sustainability Topical Chairs.  Joe currently serves on the U.S. National Academy Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee, editorial committees of Annual Review of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology,  Crosscutting technologies panel lead and author for Mission Innovation Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (2017), and was elected to the Board of Directors of AIChE (2016).   He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (1984), following a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Univ. of Virginia (1978).

Opening Remarks

Dr. Mark A. Barteau

Dr. Mark A. Barteau

Vice President for Research
  Texas A&M University

   
Dr. Narasimha Reddy

Dr. Narasimha Reddy

Associate Agency Director for Strategic Initiatives and Centers
  Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

   
Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos

Dr. Stratos Pistikopoulos

Director
  Texas A&M Energy Institute
TEES Eminent Professor
  Texas A&M University