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 Following initial assignment in development of surfactant-based enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes, Joe joined the Chemical Development Department at Shell’s Westhollow Technology Center, Houston in 1988, where he has led major R&D programs including innovation and scale-up of new commercial technologies for production of Bisphenol-A and 1,3-Propanediol. Dr. Powell has been granted more than 45 U.S. patents and several industry awards, including the Arthur D. Little Award for Chemical Engineering Innovation (AIChE 1998), R&D100 Award (R&D Magazine), American Chemical Society Team Innovation Award (2000), and U. Wisconsin College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award (2009). He is co-editor and chapter author of a book Sustainable Development in the Process Industries: Cases and Impact (Wiley, 2010). 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.

Groups/Topicals chaired or co-chaired:
Process Development Division2008 Spring Meeting & 4th Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2010 Annual Meeting
Process Development Division2010 Annual Meeting
Process Development Division2006 Annual Meeting
Process Development Division
2013 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1110-3)
Process Development Division - Jointly Co-sponsored with ACS2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
Sustainability in Practice2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
Sessions chaired or co-chaired:
Business Case & Sustainable Feedstocks2008 Spring Meeting & 4th Global Congress on Process Safety
Chemists and Chemical Engineers: A Powerful Team for Process Development2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Enhanced Oil Recovery2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Establishing and Ensuring Sustainable Bio and Renewable Energy Development II2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Innovation in Sustainable Processes I2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Innovation in Sustainable Processes II2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Poster Session: Building a Career In The Chemical Industry2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Shortcut Methodology in Pilot Plants2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Spring Meeting Poster Session and Networking Reception2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Student Poster Session2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Sustainable Energy In Practice I2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Sustainable Energy in Practice II
2013 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1110-3)
Sustainable Environmental Stewardship2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
Tools and Best Practices in Pilot Plants - I2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
Tools and Best Practices in Pilot Plants - II2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
Young Professionals in Process Development2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
Areas chaired or co-chaired:
Process Development Division2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Process Development Division2011 Annual Meeting
Authored:
The Shell Scenarios on Energy, Water, Food
2014 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1086-1)
(139b) Optimal Design of Separations for Pilot Plants and Laboratory Bench Units
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(58e) Careers in Process Development:  How Aiche Can Help!
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(53ai) Chemical Engineering's Role in the Upcoming Energy Transition
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Process Intensification:   AIChE Rapid Opportunities in Energy and Chemicals
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(25c) Scale-down Considerations for Pilot Plants and Bench-Scale Units2008 Spring Meeting & 4th Global Congress on Process Safety
(142c) Chemistry and Catalysis in Process Development2008 Spring Meeting & 4th Global Congress on Process Safety
(13d) Pilot Plants: Best Practices Benchmarking and Open Forum Discussion2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
(38c) Ethylene Oxide Hydroformylation in Expanded Solvents2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
(69d) Process Development As An Industry Career Path2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
(115d) Mini- and Micro-Scale Units in Process Development2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
Future Fuels and Chemicals: Grand Challenges and Opportunities2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
(155b) Industry Perspective – Gas Producer2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
(36b) Sustainability Practice in Industry
2013 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1110-3)
(101c) An Industrial Slurry Oxidation Pilot Plant Program2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
(93f) 1,3 Propanediol: Innovation Leading to a More Sustainable Polymer2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
(103a) Shell Gas-to-Liquids[Pre-conference] 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting