Dr. Michael Reynolds is the Sr. Principal Scientist for Shell Catalysts and Technologies where he leads efforts for catalyst development for Energy Transition programs in hydrogen and renewables. During his career Mike has worked in catalysis for heavy oil upgrading, and as the lead production chemist for drilling, completions, water treatment and technical field support across Shell’s Shale business in North America.
Mike holds chemistry degrees from Michigan State University (B.S., 1995) and Iowa State University (Ph.D., 2000). He was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) prior to Shell. He has authored twenty-six journal articles and thirty patents. In 2018, Mike was named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow and has received the Progress for Prosperity and Partnership Award from the ACS. Mike is an Adjunct Professor at Rice University where he mentors students and serves on dissertation committees