Joseph B. Powell, PhD
Chief Scientist, Chemical Engineering - Shell
Joe Powell is Fellow and Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Shell’s Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering since 2006. 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). Ph.D. U. Wisconsin-Madison (1984); B.S. U. Virginia (1978).