Timothy Healy | AIChE

Timothy Healy

Group Head, Fluid Dynamics
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

Timothy M. Healy holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from The Georgia Institute of Technology.  Upon completing his PhD, Timothy joined ExxonMobil Research and Engineering as part of the Chemical Engineering Technology section as a specialist in single- and multiphase fluid dynamics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).  In his career to date, Timothy has developed fast, efficient, and accurate computational models for various types of fluidized bed reactors including fluid catalytic cracking risers and regenerators and fluidized bed cokers.  These models have been applied and extended successfully to improve existing process performance and aid in the development of novel fluidized bed processes for refining and chemicals applications.  In his current role as Fluid Dynamics and CFD Group Head, Timothy serves as the company’s subject-matter expert in the areas of fluid dynamics and CFD.  He directs all fluid dynamics consulting work done by the group as well as mentoring engineers in fluid dynamics analysis and industrial practice.  Timothy has been with ExxonMobil for 16 years.  In this time, he’s won numerous awards highlighted by two consecutive Innovator of the Year Awards given by the Process Technology Department.