Dr. Matonis’ 25 year progressive energy industry expertise includes R&D, Management, Project Management, Process Modeling and Chemical Engineering, and custom engineering software application development spanning Oil & Natural Gas, Coal, Renewables, Biofuels and Power Industries. She has worked and presented economic feasibility and commercial strategy through technology assessment and scale up to the commercial deployment of Patents. She has also formed and led Global Chemical Manufacturers and Oil & Gas Joint Industry Partnerships. Her work in Natural Gas is globally recognized and has been an international invited presenter in peer reviewed conferences and global Chemical Manufacturer and Oil & Gas private corporate invitations.
She received her Doctorate in Chemical Engineering in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and was an honored recipient of the IIT Research Institute Fellowship. She also holds an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has supported her belief in the continued development of advanced computational methods to enable process development at significantly smaller scale experimentation where the focus is to establish unknown fundamental parameters that feed these computational models. The ability for these models to span the length scales will allow engineers to scale up or scale down processes with much greater efficiency and certainty.
As an entrepreneur successfully started a consultancy in customized engineering software and technical services development for private industry clients.
Currently serving as Chair of AICHE's Chemical Engineering and the Law Forum and AICHE's Management Division.