Joseph B. Powell

Joseph B. Powell

Chief Scientist
Shell, Chemical Engineering, Westhollow Technology Center

Joe Powell is Fellow and Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Shell's Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering since 2006. He has led R&D programs in new chemical processes, biofuels, enhanced oil recovery, and currently advises R&D for energy transition to a net-zero carbon economy. Dr. Powell is co-inventor on more than 125 patent applications (60 granted), has received AIChE / ACS / R&D Magazine awards for Innovation, Service, and Practice, and is co-author of Sustainable Development in the Process Industries: Cases and Impact (2010). Ph.D. U. Wisconsin-Madison (1984); B.S. U. Virginia (1978).