ExxonMobil researcher recognized for offshore oil spill response technology development

Offshore staff

IRVING, Texas – Timothy J. Nedwed, Ph.D., has received the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award for Technology Innovation for his work in the development of offshore oil spill response technologies.

Dr. Nedwed leads the oil spill response research program for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. in Houston. His research has been instrumental in furthering the industry’s capabilities for responding to potential offshore oil spills. He conducts research to develop new oil spill response technologies and to study oil spill fate and effects. His primary areas of focus are in situ burning, dispersants, and remote detection.

 “Tim Nedwed is a true innovator. He sees things differently, envisions the possibilities, and makes connections where none existed before,” said Sara N. Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. “His research is critical to our industry’s continued success and has resulted in dramatic benefits to the environment. We are pleased his efforts are being recognized by such a prestigious organization.”

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas will honor Nedwed and other recipients of the Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards on Jan. 17, at a banquet in Dallas.


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