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Alumni Lecture: Dr. Hye Kyung Timken (PhD, ’87, Oldfield), “Catalysis Used in Oil Industry and Next-Gen Alkylate Gasoline Manufacturing Technology Development”

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Department of Chemistry
Oct 29, 2020   2:00 - 3:00 pm  
Hye Kyung Timken (PhD, '87, Oldfield)
Free & open to the public
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Eva Miller
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Chemistry - Alumni Events

Join us at 2pm CDT on Thursday, October 29, for a UIUC chemistry alumni lecture, "Catalysis Used in Oil Industry and Next-Gen Alkylate Gasoline Manufacturing Technology Development," Hye Kyung Timken (PhD, '87, Oldfield).

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About the Speaker:
Dr. Hye Kyung Timken

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 and advises exploratory process R&D. During her 33 year industrial career she has worked on research for next-generation petroleum refining and petrochemical processes and catalysts. Dr. Timken holds 123 US patents and has published 18 scientific journal articles. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign under Professor Eric Oldfield, a MS and a BS degree in Chemistry from Yonsei University, in Seoul, Korea. Throughout her career, she has pursued learning the 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.

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