SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., November 10, 2020 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, Inc. (MATRIC) today announced the election of Dr. Jack Dever, chief technology officer and executive vice president, as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The highest grade of membership, this honor marks Dever’s distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments in the practice of chemical engineering.
The peer-nominated recognition inducts Dever into the distinguished class of Fellows who serve as an important resource for AIChE in providing experience-based guidance to its leadership and members, as well as contributions to the activities of many AIChE entities.
“Jack’s contributions to the field of chemical engineering are amongst the most notable in his profession. His technical leadership has led to great advancements for both MATRIC and the industry alike,” said Steve Hedrick, chairman, president and CEO, MATRIC. “I congratulate Jack and the newly elected Fellows for their prestigious honor and professional achievements.”
Dever brings more than 30 years of experience in technical and organizational leadership to this role. Among his contributions to the field, Dever was involved in many aspects of ethylene oxide/glycol technology, including catalyst development, operations support and new process development. He led the research and development (R&D) team developing breakthrough ethylene oxide technology and became the production manager of the first implementation of the new technology. He also holds three patents from his work in ethylene oxide and acrylic acid/acrolein and has presented several papers on technology transfer and commercialization.
A promoter of the chemical engineering profession, Dever is a long-time supporter of AlChE and its academic outreach to students. Serving as the director in the management division of AIChE since 2018, his efforts include speaking annually to the institute’s student chapters.
As CTO at MATRIC, he is accountable for strategic planning, new business development, research strategy, intellectual property techno-economic-chemical-design-technology-improvement, customer partnerships and technical staff development. Previously, he held roles of increasing responsibilities at Dow Chemical and Union Carbide Corporation.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from West Virginia University in 1979 followed by a master’s degree in chemical engineering in 1981 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Dever and the newly elected AIChE fellows will be recognized for this significant achievement at the virtual 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting and at the 2021 Spring Meeting in Dallas, TX.
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