Technical Team

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Our technical staff has shown their ability to face and solve each technical problem that arises as a natural result of the development of new technology with imaginative solutions. GRT employs a highly talented team of scientists and engineers. We also draw on the wealth of industry knowledge and technical expertise of world-renowned consultants, including:

Philip Grosso serves as the Head of Engineering for GRT. He has over 40 years of industrial engineering experience, mostly at DuPont and Kaiser Chemical. While at Kaiser Aluminum, Mr. Grosso served in several positions, including Vice President of Technology and Vice President and General Manager of the Harshaw Division in the manufacture of catalysts. He currently serves as a senior level consultant to the chemicals and metals industries. Mr. Grosso has substantial experience in the design of new chemical processes and is an expert at reducing costs in existing chemical processes, including natural gas reformers. Mr. Grosso holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.

Galen D. Stucky is an internationally recognized solid-state inorganic chemist and one of the top 60 most cited researchers in the area of Material Science. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, he is Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Professor in the Materials Department, and a member of the Interdepartmental Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He was appointed the E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC Professor in Letters and Science in 2006. Prior to joining UCSB, Professor Stucky worked at Sandia National Laboratory and DuPont Central Research and Development from 1980 to 1985.

Michael F. Doherty is among the world’s leading process engineers and has served as an advisor for many leading companies in the area of chemical process technology. He is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include design and synthesis of nonideal separation systems, separation with chemical reaction, and crystallization of organic materials. He has served as a member of the Technical Advisory Boards for The Dow Chemical Company (2000-) and Rhone-Poulenc (1997-1999). Professor Doherty holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.