Dr. Soni O. Oyekan is the President of Prafis Energy Solutions and a world renowned expert in oil and gas, and oil refining. Soni provided technical and process technology management for over 30 refineries in the past 37 years. He was the process technologist for Marathon Petroleum Company, Amoco and Sunoco with responsibilities for naphtha processing and oil refining support between 1993 and 2013. In addition, he managed Sunoco and Amoco precious metals systems between 1994 and 1999.  Prior to 1993, Soni conducted R&D studies at Exxon, Engelhard and DuPont which resulted in two US and 8 foreign patents.  He received another US patent in 2014. His inventions for catalytic naphtha reforming are used globally in enhancing the production of transportation fuels. Soni has been conferred with several awards including the 2009 Percy Julian award from NOBCChE for significant contributions to the oil industry. He is a Fellow of AIChE and a member of the AIChE  Foundation board of trustees.

Careers in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The book by Vic Edwards and Suzanne Shelley provides good introductions of chemical and biomolecular engineering subjects. Contained in the Edward and Shelley book are brief summaries of discussions with selected engineers who have made their careers in the subject engineering disciplines.    Those interested and wish to learn more about the book are directed…