Dr. Will Groten is the Chief Innovation Officer for Lummus Technology, where he leads Lummus’ technology innovation and commercialization, Research & Development, and the Green Circle and Siluria business units.
He has more than 30 years of experience in developing world-class refining and petrochemical technologies from concept through successful commercialization.
Dr. Groten joined Lummus in 2011 through its acquisition of CDTechTM, and before being named Chief Innovation Officer, he served as Lummus’ Vice President of Research & Development. Prior to CDTech, he served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and flew operationally as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.
He holds a PhD in catalysis and reaction engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a bachelor’s degree in Fuels and Materials Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. Dr. Groten is also the author/co-author of more than a dozen scientific papers and is the named inventor on more than 30 patents.