Garry E. Jacobs | AIChE

Garry E. Jacobs

Senior Fellow and Technical Director
Fluor Corp.

Garry E. Jacobs is a Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor Corp. (Email: With more than 32 years of experience and specialization in hydroprocessing, his expertise includes new technology development, conceptual design, scale up, detailed design, and troubleshooting. He is currently working on renewable diesel projects that involve the revamp of existing hydroprocessing units. He was the driving force to develop Fluor’s open-art hydroprocessing technologies, including internals for mixed-phase fixed-bed reactors, two-phase flow splitting for safe exchanger train and furnace operations, reliable wash water injection systems for corrosion control, and predictive techniques for product properties such as flashpoint. He provides expert technical input and guidance to Fluor’s global process engineering community and has served as a consultant to hydroprocessing licensors and catalyst technology providers. Jacobs holds a BS in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Michigan. He has authored nine publications and has been granted 13 U.S. patents related to hydroprocessing technology.