Joseph B. Powell
- Citation name: Powell, J. B.
- Affiliation: Shell International Exploration & Production
- State: TX
- Country: USA
Joseph B. Powell, Ph.D. Shell Chief Scientist – Chemical Engineering Joe Powell is Fellow and former Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and since 2006 Shell’s Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering, where over 30+ years 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). He currently chairs the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) and served for two terms on the U.S. National Academy Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Dr. Powell obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the U. Virginia in 1978, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the U. Wisconsin-Madison, in 1984.