John P. “Jack” Dever, Ph.D.

Director, Process Development and Process Engineering

MATRIC Director of Process and Product Development, Jack Dever

Jack Dever joined MATRIC in 2011 with over 30 years of experience in technical and organization leadership. He has served various roles in research and development, ranging from catalyst testing and development to process technology support at Union Carbide Corporation.

After the merger of Union Carbide and Dow Chemical, Dever was named the EO-EG Global Improvement Leader. He led a world-wide organization charged with identifying and developing improvement opportunities at Dow’s EO-EG plants in Europe and North America. He also led and managed technology support for joint venture plants in the Middle East, Asia, and North America. Later, as Director of Technology Development, he led a multi-functional group in the development of next generation process technology for acrylic acid. The team identified, validated, and developed new industry-leading technology.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University


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