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Facilitator: Hemendra Khakhar: Global Director, Technology Licensing for Wood PLC located in Houston



Wood Group has combined with Amec Foster Wheeler to form a new global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets.

Hemendra Khakhar

Hemendra Khakhar

Hemendra Khakhar is Global Director, Technology Licensing for Wood PLC located in Houston.  Prior to joining Wood, Hemendra has worked as a Global Director (Refining Technology) for KBR Technology & Consulting and Technology Manager for Hydroprocessing Catalyst business with UOP Honeywell. He has also held a variety of leadership positions with Technip USA and Reliance Petroleum.  He has more than twenty years of Technical Sales, Licensing, Technical Service, Process Design, Development, Engineering and Operations experience in refining and petrochemical industries.  Hemendra holds a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

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Evan Hyde is the director of field services for He previously was president of C2 Nano Technology where they researched surface treatments to combat fouling & corrosion issues in cokers & other petrochemical process units. He was a Senior Engineering Advisor for Becht Engineering Co., Inc. and has consulted on processing improvement and reliability initiatives for coking clients around the world. Prior to joining Becht, Evan worked for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, as a process engineer, with assignments in research, and troubleshooting for heavy oil upgrading equipment. He holds a B.S. of Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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