Douglas Kushnerick conducts technology scouting and new venture development as part of a team to create new business and technology opportunities for ExxonMobil. His portfolio currently includes a range of AI, optimization, technical computing opportunities. He recently progressed the Open Process Automation platform as part of the business team. From the early 2000s, Doug was a Senior Scientific Advisor at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research, guiding new science development, and connecting ExxonMobil to external science-related business opportunities in many areas, including hydrocarbon processing, and digital and data strategies.
Doug’s expertise is in process modeling, plant and technical computing, optimization, and the chemistry of complex systems. He played many roles in the development of ExxonMobil’s Molecule Management science and technology base, which hardwired a range of capabilities into the operations and business decision-making process, and managed the technology portfolio that developed and commercialized many of these capabilities. Compositional modeling and related high-resolution chemical analysis is a core technical capability for ExxonMobil for decades, and Doug has played a key role since its inception. He’s an inventor of a widely commercialized ethyl-benzene manufacturing process. A Chemical Engineer by training with degrees from U. Delaware and U. Pennsylvania, Doug joined Mobil in 1980.