Jeff Harwell, Ph.D.
Founder, CTO, Chief Scientist and VP Business Development
Dr. Harwell will serve as CTO and VP of Business Development with a primary focus of securing additional clients. Dr. Harwell has a BS Chemistry, MS Divinity, PhD Chemical Engineering and has been involved in three startup companies. His areas of expertise are Colloids and Surface Science, Polymer Science and entrepreneurship. Dr. Harwell is a tenured Professor and past Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, principal of Surbec Environmental, Inc. and a principal in Surfactant Associates, Inc. Dr. Harwell has over 15 years experience in subsurface mobilization of organic phases.
Benjamin Shiau, Ph.D.
Founder and Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Shiau has a BS Chemical Engineering, MS Chemical Engineering, and PhD Civil Engineering. He is Director of Technology and a Principal at Surbec and is Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering and Director of Applied Surfactant Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Shiau has over 10 years experience in subsurface mobilization of organic phases. More recently, his research efforts involve enhancing crude oil recovery using chemical flooding from marginal well formations.