Sylvia M. Stoesser Lecturer 2009-10 - Jennifer Holmgren

Jenniefer HolmgrenJennifer Holmgren is Vice President and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International.

This group delivers UOP technologies based on renewable resources to the market. Prior to this assignment, Jennifer was Director of Exploratory and Fundamental Research at UOP. This group was accountable for UOP's strategic R&D portfolio and delivering new tools and methods.

Jennifer earned a bachelor's of science degree in Chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, a doctorate degree in Inorganic Materials Synthesis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Previous assignments at UOP include the preparation and characterization of novel zeolites, molecular sieves and layered materials (clays, pillared clays and layered double hydroxides) and setting up the infrastructure necessary to develop fundamental mechanistic understanding in UOP's core areas. She also participated on a number of Technology Delivery projects in the BTX and Olefins areas.

Jennifer was a member of the R&D Reengineering Design Team, which redefined UOP's technology commercialization methodology. She was the first Chair of R&D's Technical Community Organization. She currently serves on multiple external advisory boards. She is the author or co-author of 50 U.S. patents, 31 scientific publications and is the 2003 recipient of the Council for Chemical Research's (CCR) Malcolm E. Pruitt Award.