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Dr. Thomas F. Degnan Jr.

Breakthrough Research Manager

Exxon Mobil Corporation

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Exxon Mobil Corporation

5959 Las Colinas Blvd

Irving, Texas 75039

United States

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ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of pe ... more

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Employment History

Manager, Breakthrough Technology

Fortune 500 Comapny


Industrial Committee Member



doctoral degree

chemical engineering



University of Delaware

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Thomas Degnan, Breakthrough Research Manager, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company: "Mesoporous Molecular Sieves: A Case Study of a Scientific and Industrial Breakthrough"

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Thomas Degnan, Breakthrough Research Manager, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company: "Mesoporous Molecular Sieves: A Case Study of a Scientific and Industrial Breakthrough"

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I am pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Deg­nan of Exxon­Mo­bil Research and Engi­neer­ing is the recip­i­ent of the F.G. Cia­petta Lec­ture­ship in Catal­y­sis, spon­sored by the Grace Davi­son oper­at­ing seg­ment of W.R. Grace & Co. and the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety. The Award con­sists of a plaque and an hon­o­rar­ium. The plaque will be pre­sented dur­ing the clos­ing ban­quet cer­e­monies at the 2013 NAM in Louisville, KY. The recip­i­ent will present lec­tures at most of the affil­i­ated Clubs/Societies dur­ing the two-year period cov­ered by this Lectureship.

The Award is given in recog­ni­tion of sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tions to one or more areas in the field of catal­y­sis with empha­sis on indus­tri­ally sig­nif­i­cant cat­a­lysts and cat­alytic processes and the dis­cov­ery of new cat­alytic reac­tions and sys­tems of poten­tial indus­trial importance.
Tom Deg­nan is an internationally-recognized leader in the chem­istry and appli­ca­tions of zeo­lite catal­y­sis. Through his pub­li­ca­tions and numer­ous lec­tures, he has pro­vided many exam­ples of the value of fun­da­men­tal sci­en­tific con­cepts in the prac­ti­cal deploy­ment of cat­alytic processes. His record of schol­ar­ship stands along­side a remark­able list of more than 100 U.S. patents and his unique blend of cre­ativ­ity, lead­er­ship, and clar­ity of thought has made him not only a lead­ing indus­trial inven­tor, but also an ambas­sador of indus­trial catal­y­sis research in our com­mu­nity at large.
Tom is specif­i­cally rec­og­nized with the F. G. Cia­petta Lec­ture­ship for his con­tri­bu­tions to the dis­cov­ery, devel­op­ment, and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of mol­e­c­u­lar sieves as cat­a­lysts and for his key role in devel­op­ing their appli­ca­tions as cat­a­lysts in impor­tant large-scale indus­trial processes. Through­out his indus­trial career, he has made sem­i­nal con­tri­bu­tions to the dis­cov­ery and com­mer­cial­iza­tion of more than ten cat­alytic processes for the pro­duc­tion of high-performance lubri­cants, clean fuels, and petro­chem­i­cals. He led a research group that dis­cov­ered how active sites at zeo­lite crys­tal sur­faces show unique prop­er­ties in the alky­la­tion of aro­mat­ics and coined the term "sur­face pocket" catal­y­sis to describe these inor­ganic enzyme-like cat­alytic struc­tures. His fun­da­men­tal stud­ies of paraf­fin iso­mer­iza­tion on bifunc­tional shape-selective cat­a­lysts demon­strated the essen­tial inter­play between dif­fu­sion and reac­tion processes and led to the dis­cov­ery of sev­eral new cat­a­lysts for the syn­the­sis of high-quality fuels and lubri­cants. His research vision and man­age­ment lead­er­ship also led to cat­alytic processes with unprece­dented selec­tiv­ity for the pro­duc­tion of p-xylenes.
I am delighted that the North Amer­i­can Catal­y­sis Soci­ety has cho­sen to rec­og­nize the con­tri­bu­tions of Dr. Thomas Deg­nan with this lec­ture­ship. I speak with the voice of our grate­ful com­mu­nity in also thank­ing the man­age­ment of W.R. Grace& Co. for its con­tin­u­ing sup­port of this lec­ture­ship.
The award recip­i­ents are Dr. Thomas F. Deg­nan Jr, Exxon­Mo­bil, Pro­fes­sor James A. Dumesic Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin, Madi­son, and Pro­fes­sor Enrique Igle­sia, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley. Dr. Deg­nan has been named as win­ner of the 2012 ACS Award in Indus­trial Chem­istry spon­sored by the ACS Divi­sion of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment & Man­age­ment and the ACS Divi­sion of Indus­trial and Engi­neer­ing Chem­istry. Pro­fes­sor Dumesic has been named win­ner of the 2012 George A. Olah Award in Hydro­car­bon or Petro­leum Chem­istry spon­sored by the George A. Olah Award Endow­ment. Pro­fes­sor Igle­sia has been named win­ner of the 2012 Gabor A. Somor­jai Award for Cre­ative Research in Catal­y­sis spon­sored by the Gabor A. and Judith K. Somor­jai Endow­ment Fund.

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