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Biography of Jose Bravo
Jose Bravo’s role within Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc. is primarily business development activity in the USA, Canada and Latin America. However, Bravo was appointed to one of eight chief scientist positions within the Shell Group in his specialty areas of physics and physical separations.
The role of chief scientist was created to reinforce the Shell commitment to science, technology and innovation. Each chief scientist has internationally recognized expertise in individual fields. They deliver innovative technology that has a strong impact on wider business development.
Chemical engineering has always intrigued Bravo, in particular separation technology, and he worked briefly as a consultant chemical engineer before becoming a lecturer at the University of Texas, USA. At the university, he put together and ran a research program into separation technology for chemical plants and refineries. The program’s close links with industry demonstrated Bravo’s focus on application.
In the last five years, Shell Global Solutions has been particularly successful in translating its energetic separation R&D program into licensable technology. Bravo, who joined Shell Global Solutions in 1996, was instrumental in stimulating this profitable work and he sees it as one of his career highlights.
Bravo is a world-renowned expert in separation technology and his work was recognized in 2003 at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) annual meeting.