Jeeranun Neaungjumnong is refinery process engineer with 6 years of experience in CCR/Platforming, Hydrocracker, Naphtha hydrotreater and LPG treating units.

Jun Li got his Ph.D degree in the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999. From 2001 to 2004 he studied the chemistry of metal catalyzed reaction at Kinki University in Japan and at Texas A&M University in USA as a postdoc. From 2004 to 2014, he got an associate professor position in the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, and studied the chemistry of oxidation of organic compounds. In 2014 he moved to RIPP, SINOPC as a senior engineer, focusing on the research of coal to chemicals. Now he is in EDRI, SINOPEC, as a project manager, conducting research on  refinery optimization and upgrading.


Vergel Lantaco is a Technical Service Engineer with 13 years of experience in troubleshooting and design in various areas of the hydroprocessing industry. He has provided designs on many large-scale projects globally encompassing hydrotreating, hydrocracking, sulfur recovery, and gasoline upgrading. A few project locations include Rayong Thailand, Sriracha Thailand, Ulsan South Korea, Mizushima Japan, Gulf Coast United States, Athabasca Oil Sands – Alberta Canada, Chemical Belt – Tarragona Spain, and Paraguana Refinery Complex Venezuela.

Mai Tuan Dat has an M.A in engineering, majoring in Automation technology, and MBA. He has been engaged in the Oil & Gas industry for more than 18 years in Dzung Quat Refinery Project (DQR) and BSR in various key positions from project engineer to section manager, general manager of maintenance, operation, inspection divisions and currently Refinery Deputy Director. BSR refinery has continuously set new records of Zero LTI, OA, EII.

Mai Tuan Dat is recognized as a pioneer in management system improvement and digital transformation.

Ron Gorring is the Regional Sales Manager for Japan, Korea & SE Asia for ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC.  Ron has 35 years of professional experience across a variety of disciplines and geographies including chemical and nuclear engineering, IT project management, sales and marketing, change management and customer service.  Ron has focused his time and skills in customer-oriented roles leveraging his passion to establish relationships and help customers improve their business.  Ron is a registered professional engineer in Texas, USA, and received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and MBA from the University of Houston.

Tung Truong Nhu has more than 40 years’ industry experience. He began his career as a Process Engineer in Munich Nuclear Power plant in Germany in 1976, before spending a decade from 1980-1990 at the Petrochemical Refinery Union Kraftstoff Wesseling, also in Germany. From 1990-2016 he worked for Eni Deutschland in three Joint Venture refineries. Since 2016 he has been employed as a consultant for Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI) in Refining and Petrochemicals.

Kate is a Senior Technical Service Engineer for Johnson-Matthey Process Technologies supporting Asia Pacific, the Middle East and India and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kate previously worked for UOP in the FCC Technical Services group and covered the EMEA region. Responsibilities included technical support to customers of UOP licensed FCC’s within the region, as well as internally supporting UOP Engineering for new unit design and revamp projects.

Prior to UOP Kate worked at Murco refinery in the UK as the lead process engineer for a Kellogg Orthoflow FCC. Her responsibilities included daily unit monitoring, troubleshooting, economic optimization & forecast simulations, as well as FCC Catalyst Selection and Additive trials.

Over the years Kate has gained much experience in FCC through her work covering the wide range of FCC unit designs and operating strategies in the industry. Kate’s experience includes turnaround inspection, new unit commissioning and both new and existing unit startups.

Kate has a 1st Class Honours MEng Degree in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry from Aston University, U.K.

Nan Liu, Licensing Technology Manager Residue Gasification, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., has fulfilled roles throughout the project life cycle, from initial feasibility and front-end development to project execution and plant operations, on major capital projects around the globe.These include the startup of the gasification unit at the Fujian Refinery and Ethylene Project in China, and performance optimisation at the gasification and hydrogen plant at Shell’s Pernis refinery in the Netherlands.

Mr. Huizinga worked at Shell for more than 30 years with experience from Catalysts R&D to Hydrocrackers design and operation. Before starting his own company Huizinga Enterprises, he hold multiple roles at Shell  from Development engineer R&D on hydrocracking and hydrocracking catalysts to Global Discipline leader hydrocarbon management performing Master Planning, Margin improvement studies, for all Shell refineries and Shell Global Solutions 3rd party client.

Tom is since 2012 helping Avantium as Business Consultant and Subject Matter Expert supporting the Refinery Catalyst Testing (RCT) global services.

Tom holds a PhD in Catalysis Chemistry from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Chemical Technology from Delft University of Technology, in The Netherlands.

Mr. Vilela is currently leading the Refinery Catalyst Testing (RCT) services and accountable for the overall performance of business line. He works with internal project team, marketing staff, and other managers to increase sales opportunities and improve project workflow.

Mr. Vilela has more than 15 years’ experience in the refining industry. Before joining Avantium, he worked as a Management Consultant for Jacobs and AP-Networks.  He has advised on numerous projects and maintenance turnarounds across the globe helping clients to improve their project, turnaround and operational readiness performance.

Tiago holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aveiro in Portugal and a Professional Doctorate in Engineering degree from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

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