George E. Keller II, Ph.D.
During a 36-year career in the Research and Development Department of Union Carbide Corporation, Dr. George Keller rose to highest position on the technical ladder. For most of this time he served as leader of the Separations and Process Fundamentals Skill Center, arguably the highest profile industrial separations group in the United States. A number of technologies were commercialized from this group. Dr. Keller is widely known as an expert in separation science and technology, and is co-author of an authoritative book in this area. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1988, named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and served on the National Research Council’s Board on Chemical Science and Technology (BCST). Keller has lectured in more than 30 universities; authored, coauthored, and edited more than 30 publications; and, with colleagues, holds 21 U.S. patents. Dr. Keller received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a co-founder of MATRIC and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
John E. Sawyer, Ph.D.
Dr. Sawyer has broad experience in chemical engineering, having worked as a process engineer and research engineer with ICI Americas, as a catalyst development engineer and pilot plant supervisor with AlliedSignal, as pilot plant manager for Atofina, as Plant Manager/General Manager for Toxco, and as a principal in JM Biolabs. He has also held the positions of Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Interim Department Chair at Rogers State University, Oklahoma.
Dr. Sawyer received a BSChE from Georgia Institute of Technology, an ME and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, and an MBA from the University of Tulsa.