Dr. Timothy O. Odi is an Engineering Fellow at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He has over 25 years diversified chemical engineering experience in research and development, process engineering, modeling and optimization with two global chemical/petrochemical USA companies, 3 years of university teaching and 1 year of industrial training with petroleum refinery and oxygen plant. His current work involves modeling and process engineering support of olefin and polyolefin manufacturing technologies. He joined Phillips Petroleum in 1997, which became Conoco Phillips and Chevron Phillips Chemical in 2000, having worked for Dow Chemical from 1990-1997.
He is a member of the Computing and Systems Technology and the Fuel and Petrochemicals divisions of AIChE. He is an active member of the South Texas local section of AIChE. He has held several positions in AIChE: past chair of the minority affairs committee (MAC); former chair of the societal impact operating council (SIOC); and past treasurer of MAC. He is a member of AIChE board of directors (2016 – 2018).
He received his BSChE (1980) with first class honors from University of Lagos, Nigeria; MS (1986) and PhD (1990) chemical engineering from Northwestern University, Illinois. He received MAC distinguished service award in 2014 and MAC pioneer ward in 2015. He is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana. He is a fellow of AIChE and the Nigerian society of Chemical Engineering. He has fourteen patents and many publications.