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Board of Advisors

Robert F. Buesinger
General Manager, Alpha Olefins
Global Business Unit, Chevron Phillips Chemical

Carol Hall
Camille Dreyfus Distinguished University Professor
NC State University

Miriam E. John, Chair of Board
Vice President Emeritus
Sandia National Laboratories

Charles (Chuck) J. Mart
Research Manager – Gas Technology
Gas and Facilities Division - ExxonMobil Upstream Research

Alon McCormick
Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Minnesota

Terrance C. Osby
Olefins Planning- Basic Chemicals Technology
Exxon Mobil

Shepard F. Perrin, III
Procurement Manager
INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Hadley Sikes
Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Blake Simmons
Division Director, Biological Systems and Engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Franz Vogt, PE
Rain CII

Akira Yato
Facilities Manager and Senior Development Engineer
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation

Emeritus Members

Helen Armer
Applied Materials

Joseph F. Boston
President (Retired)
Aspen Technology, Inc.

Eduardo Glandt
Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Lisa P. Jackson
Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Vice President, Environmental Initiatives, Apple

Judy Kron
Corporate Human Resources
DuPont Co.

Douglas A. Lauffenburger
Professor and Chair, Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clarence I. Lewis, Jr. (Clay)
Executive Vice President (retired)
ExxonMobil Corporation

Pramthesh (Prem) Patel
Director, Microbial & Cell Culture Development
Glaxo, Smith, & Kline

Ponisseril Somasundaran (Som)
La von Duddleson Krumb Professor of Mineral Engineering
Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University

George A. Swan, III
Distinguished Engineering Associate
ExxonMobil Process Research Laboratories