John A. Sofranko | AIChE

John A. Sofranko

Citation name

Sofranko, J. A.


EcoCatalytic Technologies





John Sofranko has over 30 years’ experience developing chemical process technologies. During the 1980’s his group at ARCO led the development of the Oxidative Coupling of Methane to ethylene and liquid fuels. His group also developed SuperflexTM, a process to catalytically crack hydrocarbons to propylene and ethylene currently being licensed by KBR and commercialized in South Africa by SASOL. Dr. Sofranko held senior management positions at Arco and Lyondell Chemical Companies in Corporate Planning, Global Styrene Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Chief Technical Officer. Sofranko has authored over 60 US patents and was awarded the 1991 Philadelphia Catalysis Club and the ARCO Technical Achievement Awards. He earned chemistry degrees from the Universities of Delaware (BS’75) and Rochester (PhD’79). He is a member of the ACS, The Electrochemical Society, IEEE, a Fellow of AIChE (where he served as Executive Director from 2001-2009) and Associate Fellow of IChemE.


(207c) Reducing Emissions from Olefin Production Via Chemical Looping Odh Technology
2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1089-2)

Associated proceedings 

2015 AIChE Spring Meeting and 11th Global Congress on Process Safety
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
2015 AIChE Annual Meeting Proceedings
2018 AIChE Annual Meeting