Marc McBride

Marc McBride is a chartered chemical engineer with 25 years experience in process safety. He spent nearly 15 years working in consultancy in the UK and Hong Kong before moving to the Health and Safety Executive (the UK's regulatory agency) as a Fire Scientist. Marc joined Centrica plc in 2003 as Principal Safety Engineer in its upstream oil and gas business. He is now Group Head of Process Safety, providing professional leadership on technical safety matters across Centrica’s energy businesses in the UK, Europe and North America. Marc also currently chairs the UK Energy Institute’s process...

Mark Brayden

Mark Brayden is a research chemist at Dow Chemical. He has worked for over 25 years in Ethylene Plant Support and R&D. His areas of expertise include ethylene plant process chemistry, and research into separations techniques.

Mark Eramo

Mark Eramo Executive Vice President, Market Advisory Services CMAI Mark joined CMAI at the end of 1997 after spending twelve years in the petrochemicals, vinyls, and surfactants intermediates industries with Vista Chemical Company. During his first ten years at CMAI, Mark had primary responsibility for the North America ethylene analysis that appears in many of CMAI’s publications, as well as global responsibilities for CMAI’s Olefins consulting services. Mark was recently promoted to Executive Vice President – Market Advisory Services, responsible for CMAI’s global consulting practices...

Michael J. Brodeur-Campbell

Michael Brodeur-Campbell is a Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. His research on cellulosic ethanol touches on all aspects of production, but primarily focuses on enzymatic hydrolysis. Outside of the the lab he is a craft brewer, metal worker, and husband and father of two.

Michael J. Economides

Michael Economides is a chemical and petroleum engineer and an expert on energy geopolitics. He is a professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston and managing partner of Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants, Inc., where he works with a wide range of industrial consulting, including major retainers by several Fortune 500 companies and national oil companies. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Tribune (, a newsletter in the energy and related industries and activities, and Editor-in-Chief of...

Michael P. Hoepfner

Michael is a currently a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Dr. H. Scott Fogler's research group. He completed his chemical engineering undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in 2007. Michael's research focuses on a little-known material in crude oil known as asphaltenes. Asphaltenes are large and complex molecules of great industrial importance. Asphaltenes plug production lines, clog refinery equipment, stabilize water emulsions, and many other costly problems. Michael primarily uses scattering (both small angle x-ray and neutron scattering) and capillary deposition to understand the...

Michael J. Tallman

Michael J. Tallman Mike is Manager, Catalytic Olefins Technology, for KBR and his duties include developing, marketing and licensing KBR proprietary catalytic technologies for the production of olefins (including ACOTM and SUPERFLEXTM) and for the content of studies and projects in this area. Mr. Tallman has 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, all with KBR. He has had a range of technical positions including extensive experience in process technology, process design and field advisory services. Mr. Tallman holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-...

Michael L. Shuler

Michael L. Shuler is the James and Marsha McCormick Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering as well as the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  He was also a NYSTAR Distinguished Professor (2001-2006).  Shuler received both of his degrees in chemical engineering (BS, University of Notre Dame, 1969 and PhD., University of Minnesota, 1973) and has been a faculty member at Cornell University since January 1974.  Shuler’s research is focused on...

Michael Marshall

Michael Marshall, PE is PSM Coordinator for OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. His current duties involve coordinating agency process safety enforcement and investigation activities. He has worked at OSHA for 25 years. During his time with OSHA, he has investigated several major catastrophes in the chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. Prior to working at OSHA, Mike worked for 5 years in private industry in oil/gas well servicing, and as a civil engineer. Mike holds a BSCE from North Dakota State University.

Michael R. Sobczyk

Michael R. Sobczyk is a senior design engineer in the heat transfer and separations group for Honeywell’s UOP located in Tonawanda, New York. He has over 15 years experience in heat exchanger design for applications in the petrochemical and petroleum refining industries, specializing in UOP’s High FluxTM and High CondTM tube products. Michael holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester.


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