Dr. Jeffery Bricker is the Senior Director of Research at UOP, which provides expertise and conducts research in the areas of New Materials, Catalysis, Advanced Characterization and Analytical, Membranes, Bio-Renewables, and Exploratory Platforms. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry from Heidelberg University in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1983. He started at UOP as a catalyst scientist working in paraffin dehydrogenation, selective hydrogenations, natural gas utilization, and selective oxidation. Jeff has held a variety of positions in refining, petrochemical, and separations R&D and has had a key role in development of several UOP technologies and products.
In his current role, he is accountable for UOP’s longer- range research programs and capabilities development. He has been awarded 61 U.S. patents and authored over 15 peer reviewed publications. He is a member of the North American Catalysis Society and the American Chemical Society. He frequently lectures on catalysis around the world. He has received a number of awards including the UOP Stine Star, the 2006 Honeywell Growth and Innovation Award , the 2008 Devon Meek Lecturer, the 2011 ACS National Award in Creative Invention, the 2015 Honeywell Distinguished Technologist Award, and the 2017 Eugene J. Houdry Award in Applied Catalysis by the North American Catalysis Society .