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Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

industry membersMembers of CEBC's Industry Advisory Board play a critical role in guiding R&D directions at the center. The board is made up of representatives from CEBC's current member companies. The board meets twice per year with CEBC researchers--in the fall and the spring.  At the spring meeting, the Industry Advisory Board works with the Science Advisory Board to formally evaluate projects and provide strategic and policy recommendations. At both the fall and spring meetings, industry advisors interact closely with faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers, sharing insights on how R&D is conducted in the private sector.

Current Industry Advisory Board Representatives

Board member Position Member company
Derek Butler Scientist III Archer Daniels Midland
Peter Coughlin Director of Catalysis and Materials Research UOP Honeywell
Mark Hlavinka Team Leader Chevron Phillips Chemical
Thomas Mathew President - PTA & Gasification Reliance Industries Ltd.
Kendall Qualls Technology Development Solvay Chemicals Inc.
Dorai Ramprasad Global Technology Manager W.R. Grace
Austin Reid  Technical Fellow Chemours Technologies
Albert Tam Global Technology Leader DuPont
William Tenn Core Intermediates R&D INVISTA

Past Industry Advisory Board Representatives

Ron Abbott, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Joe Allison, ConocoPhillips
Venu Arunajatesan, Evonik (Degussa)
Tom Binder, ADM
Paul Bloom, ADM
Michael Breen, BASF Catalysts (Engelhard)
Eric Breese, Evonik
Sam Campbell, CritiTech
Ta Yen Ching, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Kevin Carr, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation
Tim Eggeman, ZeaChem Inc.
Jon Erickson, Black & Veatch
Keith Hutchenson, DuPont
Jim Imbler, ZeaChem Inc.
Joe Jump, Novozymes
Patti Kellett, Procter & Gamble
Uriah Kilgore, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
John Lorenc, SI Group, Inc.
Peter Metelski, BP
Sadi Mizrahi, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
Yücel Önal, Evonik
Bob Peoples, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
Matthew Peters, Gevo, Inc.
Mitch Refvik, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Jeffrey Scheibel, Procter & Gamble
Dave Sikkenga, BP
Charles Sumner, Eastman Chemical Company
Orson Sydora, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Bill Scheper, Procter & Gamble
Tom Upshaw, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Wade Wiebe, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation
David West, SABIC
Jane Yao, Phillips 66

CEBC Calendar

April 12, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

April 24 & 25, Spring IAB/SAB Meeting
Monday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave.
Tuesday, April 25, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the CEBC complex, 1501 Wakarusa Drive

April 28, Friday - Shiflett Research Open Laboratory
Tours of facilities & research presentations; light refreshments served
2:00-4:00 p.m., LEEP2 Lab 2444
inquiries: contact


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