Gavin Towler

Gavin Towler

Senior Director of Development
UOP

Gavin Towler is the Senior Director of Development at UOP. UOP is a leading supplier of catalysts, process technology, proprietary equipment and services to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, based in Des Plaines, Illinois. Gavin is accountable for managing technology development and delivery for all UOP business units.

He has 20 years of broad experience of process and product design, including refining, gas and petrochemical processes, separations, heat integration, refinery optimization, fuel cells and process miniaturization and has 39 US patents.  He is co-author of “Chemical Engineering Design”, a textbook on process design, and is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, where he teaches the senior design classes.

Gavin has a B.A. and M.Eng. in chemical engineering from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, and is a Director of the AIChE and Secretary of the CACHE Corporation.