Presented by Ian Shankland
Dr. Shankland retired in 2015 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) strategic business unit. He spent most of his 34-year career at Allied Chemical/Allied Corp/AlliedSignal/Honeywell in the Fluorine Products business. More recently (and to our good fortune) he has joined the Board of Directors of H/AREA. At the fall meeting, Ian will discuss a very important success story for Honeywell research and business in a talk entitled “Two Home Runs for Honeywell: Chemistry to Eliminate Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Saving the Ozone Layer without Global Warming”
From 2009 to 2015 he served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT). PMT is a strategic business group of Honeywell based in Morris Plains, N.J. The company is a global leader in developing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions. PMT's Advanced Materials businesses manufacture a wide variety of high-performance products, including environmentally friendlier refrigerants and materials used to manufacture end products such as bullet-resistant armor, nylon, computer chips and pharmaceutical packaging. Process technologies developed by PMT's UOP business form the foundation for most of the world's refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. PMT's Process Solutions business is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining industries.
During his career Ian held a number of positions in Research and Development and Business Development. Prior to being named to his position as Vice President & CTO, Ian served as Director of Technology for PMT’s Fluorine Products business, a leader in the manufacture and supply of non-ozonedepleting refrigerants, blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, hydrofluoric acid, and precursors for nuclear fuel. While with Fluorine Products, he led technology programs for successful commercialization of a number of environmentally improved fluorocarbon products. In 2008, he was awarded the Perkin Medal by the Society of Chemical Industry for these accomplishments and in 2014 he was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Adelaide recognizing his career accomplishments.
Ian earned his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Adelaide in Australia and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University, where he worked for two years prior to joining Honeywell. He is named as an inventor on 76 U.S. patents and has published numerous technical and scientific papers. He also served as Chairman of the New Jersey Research and Development Council, which promotes advancement of research and development in New Jersey and supports science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.