COMPANY - Advisory Board and Consultants
Howard Fong, Ph.D.
Howard Fong, Ph.D., became a scientific advisor to Calysta Energy™ in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from San Jose State University in 1971, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. He joined Shell Development Company (Shell Oil Company) at the Westhollow Technology Center in Houston, Texas in 1975, and rose to the rank of Managing Engineer, the highest technical rank of the Royal Dutch Shell Group. He retired from Shell in April of 2010. Dr. Fong has broad and deep knowledge of the petrochemical industry and specializes in new technology assessment, development and commercialization, functioning at the interface between technology and business. He is the holder of over 30 patents and several of the major developments he helped initiate at Shell have been commercialized. He has extensive experience working with start-up companies, providing critical techno-economic evaluations and charting the path for successful commercialization.