SESHA 2013 Speaker Biography

Jerry L. Jones
Bay Area, Chemical Processing Industry Consultant

Jerry is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years experience in leading and supporting process and product development teams, engineering and manufacturing for commercialization of new technologies. He has directed economic analysis/optimization tasks, scale up and technology transfer, design/construction of facilities, and managed regulatory affairs. He has supported organizations and projects in 20 countries. He has been active in numerous professional societies, an editor of American Chemical Society symposia proceedings, and has published dozens of technical studies and articles. He was a co-inventor of a patented chemical reactor for highly exothermic reactions. He has served as an expert witness in civil litigation and administrative law proceedings, and a witness at a Congressional Hearing. Recently he served as the Genentech representative to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Center for Chemical Process Safety and assisted in the preparation of a guidelines book on process safety in bioprocess facilities. He was also an industry representative to the ANSI US Technical Advisory Group on the ISO 14000 Environmental Management System Standard. He has participated in industry/government collaborative projects and served as the chair of a Technical Advisory Committee for a regional groundwater resources modeling project in the San Francisco Bay Area with the lead agency being the US Geological Survey. Jerry holds three engineering degrees, a BS and a ME in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MS in environmental engineering from Stanford University. He is a licensed engineer in several states and holds a number of nationally recognized certifications in the hazardous materials and safety fields. Jerry resides with his wife in Menlo Park, CA and they have two adult children.