Alan Nelson, Ph.D. | AIChE

Alan Nelson, Ph.D.

Johnson Matthey

Alan E. Nelson is the Senior Vice President of Battery Materials at Redwood Materials, and previously was the Chief Technology Officer for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC), Chief Technology Officer and CEO of New Business Development for Johnson Matthey, Global R&D Director for The Dow Chemical Co., and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Univ. of Alberta. Alan has led the development and commercialization of environmentally sustainable technologies, including lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, carbon capture and utilization, and hydrogen production. He served on AIChE’s Board of Directors (2015–2017), as well as the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), Continuing Education Committee, Awards Committee, Career and Education Operating Council (CEOC), and Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Div. He also chaired the President’s Blue Ribbon Committee on e-Learning (2009–2012) and led the creation and launch of AIChE’s e-Learning program. Alan is a Professional Engineer in Alberta, Canada, a Chartered Engineer in the U.K., a Fellow of AIChE, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He received a BS from Univ. of Minnesota Duluth and PhD from Michigan Technological Univ., both in chemical engineering.