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.

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
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1112-7)
Associated proceedings: 
2014 AIChE Annual Meeting
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety
2008 Spring Meeting & 4th Global Congress on Process Safety
2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
2012 Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety
2010 Annual Meeting
2006 Annual Meeting
2011 Annual Meeting
2017 Annual Meeting
2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
2013 AIChE Annual Meeting
2nd Natural Gas Utilization Workshop
2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
2006 Spring Meeting & 2nd Global Congress on Process Safety
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
2020 Virtual Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS