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educator , Petroleum engineer

Eugene Ritter Thomas, American Petroleum engineer, educator. Member AIChE (engineering accreditation committee since 1989), American Chemical Society, Society Petroleum Engineers, Gas Processors Association (program committee since 1994, technical committee since 1991, chairman VLE committee since 1996), Toastmasters (area governor 1985-1986, president 1984-1985).

Background

Thomas, Eugene Ritter was born on April 29, 1954 in West Collingswood, New Jersey, United States. Son of Lucius Ponder and Mary Cleo (Williams) Thomas.

Education

Bachelor in Mathematics and Chemistry, Kenyon College, 1976;Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1979;Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, University Illinois, 1980.

Career

Visiting assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1980-1981;research engineer, group leader, Exxon Production Research Company, Houston, 1981-1989;lead process engineer Shute Creek Facility, Exxon Company United States of America, Midland, Texas, 1989-1991;senior staff engineer, Exxon Company United States of America, Midland, 1991-1992;senior supervising engineer, Rockies, Exxon Company United States of America, Midland, 1992;regulatory compliance, Exxon Company United States of America, Midland, 1992-1994;project leader multiphase flow, Exxon Production Research Company, Houston, 1994-1997;research associate advanced technical group, Exxon Production Research Company, Houston, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent Process to Purify Polyether Solvents, Removal of Glycols from Polyethers, Method to Startup a Controlled Freeze Zone Process, Separation of Nitrogen from Methane Using a Controlled Freeze Zone Process, Process for Liquifaction of Natural Gas, Process for Separating a Multicomponent Gas Stream, Process for Liquefying a Natural Gas Stream, Multicomponent Refrigeration Process for Liquefaction of Natural Gas.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Separation Technology, 1981.

Membership

Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (engineering accreditation committee since 1989, executive committee since 2002), American Chemical Society, Society Petroleum Engineers, Gas Processors Association (program committee since 1994, co-chairman 2000, chairman 2001, member technical committee since 1991, chairman since 1996, vice president since 2002), Toastmasters (area governor 1985-1986, president 1984-1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, basketball, golf, racquetball, softball.

Connections

Married Michele Ann Moisio, May 21, 1977. Children: Jacob Guia, Nathaniel Williams, Elizabeth Moisio, David Ritter.

father:
Lucius Ponder Thomas

mother:
Mary Cleo (Williams) Thomas

spouse:
Michele Ann Moisio

children:
Jacob Guia Thomas

Nathaniel Williams Thomas

Elizabeth Moisio Thomas

David Ritter Thomas