Hwaili Soo, Ph.D.

Senior Chemical Engineer

Dr. Hwaili Soo has more than 28 years of experience in new technology development, commercialization, and R&D management. While with Union Carbide, he led the development and commercialization of a new process technology for ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol based on a new generation of catalysts. Later, with Dow Chemical, he continued technology improvement involving new generations of catalysts and process innovations. His expertise includes heterogeneous catalysis, reaction engineering, process fundamentals, and technology strategy analysis.

Dr. Soo participates in research, process improvement and manufacturing plant assessment projects at MATRIC.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tunghai University, Taiwan