Mike is employed by KBR and is currently Manager, Catalytic Olefins Technology, for KBR's Technology & Consulting business unit. His duties include developing, marketing and licensing KBR proprietary catalytic technologies for the production of olefins.
Mike has 34 years of industry experience, all with KBR.
Mike holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, IN USA (1980) and holds five US patents. Mr. Tallman is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.
Mike has held various leadership positions within AIChE. Mike is the most-recent past-chairman of the Ethylene Producers Committee (EPC) of the AIChE and participates in several EPC subcommittees including Knowledge Management, Technology, Nominations and Rotating Equipment. Mike is currently serving his third year as a Director in the Fuels & Petrochemicals Division. Finally, Mike has also authored several papers presented at AIChE conferences and chaired or co-chaired numerous sessions.