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 Expert  729637

Expert in Biofuels, Advanced Hydrocarbon Fuels, Refining, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Carbon Capture

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Tennessee (TN)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has over 30 years of experience with ConocoPhillips (COP)--all in downstream research and development. He began his career in fundamental catalysis and surface science. Later he managed a group applying molecular scale simulation to problems in refining. The last years of his career were spent managing COP's advanced hydrocarbon fuel research program. In this position he worked with biofuels (including COP's renewable diesel projects), hydrogen and advanced clean fuels from petroleum.

Since retirement Expert has maintained an active consulting practice. His clients include 1) several biofuel startups, 2) the US Department of Energy where he has served on peer review panels and expert panels in biofuels and hydrogen, and 3) COP where he still works on hydrogen fuel issues and carbon capture.


alternative energy


alternative fuel




biomass fuel




hydrogen fuel


hydrogen storage


hydrogen storage technology


liquid fuel


petroleum processing


petroleum refining catalysis


carbon capture and storage

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Nashville, Tennessee;  Clarksville, Tennessee;  Murfreesboro, Tennessee;  and Huntsville, Alabama.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1971   BA   Chemistry   David Lipscomb College   Magna Cum Laude
1972     Chemistry   University of Heidelberg   German Academic Exchange Fellow
1977   PhD   Physical Chemistry   Rice University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Senior Partner


Consulting Practice

2008 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Consulting Practice

1976 to 2008




Research and Development


Research Fellow


Career Accomplishments:

American Chemical Society

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2010 to 2011   Department of Energy     Chaired expert panel to determine current costs for hydrogen production via biomass gasification.
2011 to 2011   Department of Energy   Lead Reviewer   Lead review team for DOE's Integrated Biomass Refinery program.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Worked with second generation biofuels startup. Provided fuels expertise to guide identification of target fuel molecules for engineered organisms.
  • Worked with thermochemical conversion biofuels startups to guide EPA fuel registration and insure product marketability.
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   Consultant studied in Germany and is reasonably proficient in German.

Additional Skills and Services:

Internal Training--technical and management--for ConocoPhillips


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