The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board is an independent volunteer body that brings leaders with local, state, national, and international expertise in academia, industry, or government together to advise, assist, promote, and financially support the School.  

Its goal is to assist the Department Chair in achieving the Department’s mission and goals, and in being recognized nationally and internationally, among industrial, academic, and government institutions, for excellence in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The Advisory Board consists of Senior and Junior members. Senior members bring extensive (spanning multiple decades) professional experience from industry, government, nonprofit/academic sectors, whereas Junior members bring a perspective on current trends and demands from these sectors.

Board members support the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in a variety of ways, including:

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Advisory Board Chair
Vice President
Southwestern Energy Co.

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Reservoir Engineer, Subsurface Assurance

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Adjunct Professor,
St. Vincent College
(formerly Vice President – Manufacturing
Westinghouse Electric -retired)

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Chair, Petroleum Engineering Department University of Tulsa

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Senior Technical Fellow/ Corporate Engineer Lubrizol Corporation (retired)

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Senior Vice President Westinghouse Electric (retired)

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Senior Economist Exxon Mobil

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Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department North Carolina State University

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Associate Director – R&D Procter & Gamble (retired)