"Sustainable Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D), and Technology Globalization"
James R. Katzer is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and has recently worked on several panel studies at the National Research Council including “Resource Needs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies,” “Alternative Liquid Transportation Fuels,” and “Alternatives to Replace the Indian Point Nuclear Plants’. As a Visiting Scholar at MIT (2004 to 2007), he was the Executive Editor/Director of the MIT study on "The Future of Coal in a Carbon Constrained World," which was completed, presented and published in April, 2007.
He is retired from ExxonMobil and independently consultants on energy. He was manager of strategic planning and program analysis for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, where he was responsible for technology-planning and analysis activities. Before that he was Vice President, Technology, in the Office of the CTO, Mobil Oil Corporation, with primary responsibilities for developing forward-looking technology scenarios, identifying and analyzing technology and environmental developments and trends, identifying future threats and opportunities and strategies that were important to Mobil Oil.
Dr. Katzer joined the Central Research Laboratory of the Mobil Oil Corporation in 1981, progressing to the positions noted. Before joining Mobil he was a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware and the first director of the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology there. Dr. Katzer has more than 80 publications in technical journals, holds several patents, and co-authored and edited several books.
He received a B.S. degree from Iowa State and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT, and is an Affiliate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University.
Recorded on Oct. 19, 2010
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