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Conference speaker

Hye Timken


Hye Timken

Chevron, USA

Dr. Hye Kyung Timken is a Principal Scientist and Chevron Fellow.  She has been the R&D manager for ISOALKY™ Alkylation Technology development and commercialization for Chevron.  During her 30+ year industrial career she has worked on research and development for next-generation petroleum refining and petrochemical processes and catalysts.

Dr. Timken holds 125 US patents and has published 17 scientific journal articles.  She holds a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a MS degree in Inorganic Chemistry and a BS degree in Chemistry from Yonsei University, in Seoul, Korea.  Throughout her career, she has pursued learning of fundamentals of catalytic materials, then applied the knowledge to industrial catalytic processes to create higher value products (cleaner fuels and base oils, high performing lubricant additives, petrochemical intermediates) and improved manufacturing processes.