Selected Presentations

by Mark Jones

Technology Related

Edison Awards Innovation Symposium, 4 April 2019 Edison Awards Logo
Presentation Skills Workshop, 17 February 2019 at the AAAS Meeting in Washington, D.C. AAAS February 2019
Keynote for Chemicals America / SOCMA meeting in Fort Worth, TX, 13 February 2019: "Sustainability Initiatives: How Expectations of a Circular Economy Strain the Chemical Industry: Chem Americas/SOCMA
R&D Magazine Story: "R&D Efforts to Make Plastic More Sustainable" with Bob Maughon,  29 January 2019 R&D Magazine
Industrial Chemistry Graduate Class Invited Speaker, 23 January 2019
Going in Circles
MSU Industrial Chem Class
R&D 100 Conference November 16, 2018.  Exceptional Presentations In Spite of PowerPoint R&D100 Conference
pdf with links to videos
MSU 21 Sept 2018 helmet
SPE Medical Division Webinar "Exceptional Presentations In Spite of PowerPoint" on June 7, 2018 SPE Webinar
link  |  pdf  | animation
ACS Webinar "Exceptional Presentations In Spite of PowerPoint: The Sequel" on 17 May 2018 ACS Webanar
link | pdf
Edison Award  Symposium on 11 April 2018 in New York.  Materials Innovation. Edison Awards Logo
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ACS meeting New Orleans  "Promoting safety culture through sharing–a Dow perspective" on 19 March 2018 safety is easy
ACS Webinar "Exceptional Presentations In Spite of PowerPoint: How to Communicate in the Digital Age" on 15 March 2018 webinar promo
pdfbad animation video
streaming video
Panelist at Joseph Priestley Society Symposium March 8, 2018 on “Exploring the Public Perception of the Chemical Enterprise.”  Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.  Missed due to Nor'easter.  link
National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology Meeting on March 1, 2018 in a session on ocean plastics; overview of industrial production and efforts BCST
Local ACS Section/ Young Researchers Committee, 11 December 2017:  Say What? Questions, Answers and Rules for an Industrial Career Industrial Chemistry
R&D 100 Conference, 16-17 November 2017 in Orlando, FL.  Invited talk:  Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Can They Make Today’s Researchers Obsolete? 2017 R&D 100 Conference
Keynote at the Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) Fall Meeting, 20-22 September 2017 in Hilton Head, SC.  Invited talk:  The good, The bad and the uncertain: Public perception of the chemical enterprise SATA logo
Randolph-Macon College on 15 September 2017:  Shale and Sustainability Are Creating Change RMC logo
ACS National Meeting on 22 August 2017  CHAS 20: The good, The bad and the uncertain: Public perception of the chemical enterprise ACS National Meeting Fall 2017
ACS National Meeting on 21 August 2017 PRES 12: Improving safety in the chemical enterprise through transparent sharing of best safety practices: The Dow Laboratory Safety Academy delivers safety information to all ACS National Meeting Fall 2017
ACS Webinar on 13 April 2017 The Good, The Bad and the Uncertain: Public Perception of the Chemical Enterprise ACS Webinar
AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting in Boston.  Advancing Your Scientific Career With Personal Branding and Social Media Savvy. AAAS Boston Meeting Session
CalTech Invited Lecture, 14 February 2017.  Going in Circles:  Implications for Individuals, Industry and the Ecosystem. CalTech Talk in 2017
R&D 100 Conference, November 2-4 in Washington, D.C.  Thought Leadership Session 4-C Forces Shaping Industry: Shale and Sustainability Are Creating Change R&D 100 Conference 2016
August 2016 Fall ACS National Meeting MPPG: Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group, session 18 - Chemical industry communication efforts panel discussion, 23 August 2016 communicating science
slides (pdf)
Article on Sustainable Manufacturer Network Yikes! I just increased my platinum footprint on 8 August 2016 Platinum disk
University of Michigan Department of Chemistry Karle Symposium opening keynote, 25 July 2016, Forces Shaping the Chemical Industry: Shale and  Sustainability are Creating Change Karle Logo
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REFOCUS Recycling Summit and Expo, an SPI event.  Spoke in "Design for recycling: A practical ‘how to’ discussion from an organizational perspective", Wednesday, April 27th - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Steve Alexander, Executive Director of The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers

Mark Jones, Research Fellow at The Dow Chemical Company

Moderator: Kari Bliss, Sales Executive at Padnos
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Talk PROF 7: Presentations in the digital age: How to make exceptional presentations in spite of PowerPoint, presented in the Division of Professional Relations, cosponsored by the Younger Chemists Committee, session Enough to be Dangerous: A Chemist’s Handbook to Cross-Functional Development, 13 March 2016 at the ACS Spring National Meeting, Marriott Marquis, San Diego. Presentations in the Digital Age
Opening plenary talk at The Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production:  Implications for Catalysis, A Workshop sponsored by the National Academy's Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, 7-8 March 2016 at the National Academy, Washington, D.C. NAE Methane workshop
pdf  | study  |  agenda
Interview from R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference, held Nov. 12 to 13, 2015 in Las Vegas video
Interview from R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference, held Nov. 12 to 13, 2015 in Las Vegas where I replaced David Bem.  Published in the January/February 2016 issue of R&D magazine. R&D magazine cover from Jan/Feb 2016
Discussion lead at joint DOE, United States Energy Association (USEA), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) "Modular Systems Dialogue", Boulder, CO, 16 February 2016. graphic from event
USC seminar on chemical industry and sustainability, 10 February 2015:  "Chicken and Broken Glass" USC seminar on sustainability
CalTech class lecture on sustainability, 9 February 2015:  "Reducing My Platinum Footprint" CalTech lecture
Vancouver, 6 October 2015
Keynote at 2015 Chemicals American, Charleston, SC, 10 September 2015:  "No Respect:  American Manufacturing" Chemicals Americas
conference link  |  pdf
Speaker at 2015 Sustainable Manufacturer conference, Naperville, IL.  May 18-19.  "The Four Dimensional Product" Sustainable Manufacture Network
Spring ACS meeting, Denver, CO.  Cellulosics session Research on Renewable Materials: US and EU Perspectives Plenary Talk, Thursday, 26 March 2015. "4D product: Integration over time is the only way to understand sustainability" Denver ACS
University of Wisconsin CHEM 505/CBE505: Aspects of Industrial Chemistry and Business Fundamentals lecture on 3 March 2015.  Topic:  Integration:  Critical at the Start of the Chemical Industry, Not So Much Now…. University of Wisconsin lecture
Plenary speaker at Plastics Recycling Conference (Plenary Session 5), 25 February 2015, Dallas, TX.  "Sustainability is More Than Just End of Life" Plastics Recycling 2015
link  |  conference link
Speaker at 2014 GTC 5th Biobased Chemicals:  Commercialization & Partnering, 18 September 2014, San Francisco, CA. GTC Bio 2014
Keynote at 2014 Chemicals American, Charleston, SC, 8 September 2014:  "Chemical Industry Sustainability and Shale Gas Trends" Chemicals Americas
conference link  |  pdf
Dow TV commercial showing nationwide for The Human Element at Work campaign.  I am in Traveling at the Speed of Light at about 35 seconds.
see it on Youtube
(very similar to the Generic Brand Video )
Invited viewpoint requested on synthetic biology.  Mark E. Jones and William F. Banholzer; "Solar flux, water, and land impose limits on biology", Biotechnology and bioengineering, 111(6), June 2014, pages 1059-1061. Biotechnology and Bioengineering
"The Four Dimensional Product: Integration Over Time is the Only Way to Understand Sustainability", presented at The Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) Plastics Environmental Division is excited to present this year’s Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC®). Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL from March 12-14. Talk occured on 14 March 2014 because of travel delays due to snow. GPEC 2104 logo
conference link slides(pdf)
Plastics News article  |  pdf

P&G Sustainability Symposium, Cincinnati, 13-14 November 2013.

AIChE talk on sustainability:
Banholzer, W.F. and Jones, M.E.; "The Four Dimensional Product: Integration Over Time is the Only Way to Understand Sustainability", Proceedings of the AIChE, 2013 Annual Meeting (San Francisco), Sustainable Engineering Forum, 4 November 2013.
AICHE logo
pdf  |  proceedings  link  pdf

ChemInnovations Keynote (in place of David Bem) 25 September 2013, Galveston, TX:
The Shale Gale Is Blowing: Plotting a Course That Avoids the Shoals and Rocks

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Excerpt from AIChE Journal Perspectives
William Banholzer and Mark Jones, "Possible versus practical", Chemistry World, October 2013, page 41 and on-line
19 September 2013.

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Origami and the Importance of Scale
Jones, Mark E.;"Why Big Always Wins: Examining the Economies of Scale", Chemical Enginereering, 10 September 2013.
Offshore Communications
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Chemical Engineering Progress excerpt
William F. Banholzer and Mark E. Jones; "Needed: ChEs to Solve Global Problems",  Chemical Engineering Progress,  August 2013, page 15.

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AIChE Journal Perspectives.
William F. Banholzer and Mark E. Jones; "Perspective: Chemical engineers must focus on practical solutions", AIChE Journal, Volume 59, Issue 8, August 2013, pages 2708–2720. Article first published online: 15 JUL 2013 |
AIChE Journal
DOI: 10.1002/aic.14172  |  link  | pdf
Central Regional ACS Meeting, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 16 May 2013.  Keynote.      bent nail
conference | announcement  | Sustainable Decision Making  (pdf)
Central Regional ACS Meeting, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 16 May 2013.  Green Chemistry Symposium. mining truck
conference | Scale Creates Challenges for Chemicals from Biomass  (pdf)
International Biomass Conference, Minneapolis, MN  10 April 2013.  Session:  Tracking Investment Trends and Biofuels Economics to Understand Which Deals Get Done and Why (travel cancelled at last minute; presented by Chris Sacksteder) stepping stone to the future
conference | Scale Creates Challenges for Chemicals from Biomass (pdf)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) National Meeting in Boston, 16 February 2013.
Session:  Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing in a Resource-Limited World
      bent nail
conference  |  session  | Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing Is a Competitive Advantage (pdf)
National Advanced Biofuels Conference, Houston, 28 November 2012          stepping stone to the future
conference  |  link  | Scale Creates Challenges for Chemicals from Biomass (pdf)
Webinar on the National Research Council report Sustainable Development of Algal Biofuels in the United States hosted by Dr. Jennie Hunter-Cevera, chair, and member, Dr. Mark Jones, of the report-authoring committee, 27 November 2012                    algae report cover
University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley Center For Green Chemistry Seminar, 29 October 2012 too little too late
Platt's Biofuels and Biomaterials Conference, Houston, 18 October 2012 looking for compelling options
conference link  |  pdf
NPR interview with Richard Harris aired on 25 October 2012 link to audio and transcriptaudio
Congressional Staff Briefing 24 October 2012  
DOE Leadership Briefing  23 October 2012  
National Research Council of the National Academies report on Sustainability of Algal Biofuels                     algae report cover      link
Joseph Priestley Society Panel, The Future of Biobased Chemicals,  20 September 2012 link
ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, 19 August 2012, Polymer Science of Everyday Things Symposium, Virtual tour: Dow's InVison zero home    what is sustainable?
symposiumpdf  | pptx

Energy Policy Institute of Chicago, Chicago-Booth, June 2012
two-headed dragon

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Local Midland AIChE - January 2012
sweetener cost
link  |  slides
DOE Office of the Biomass Program, Biomass 2011 Conference in Washington, D.C., July 2011 It's Alive graphic
link  |  pdf


Penn State Energy Days, 22-23 May 2017; interviewed by local TV  
Quoted in Investors Business Daily on 2 Sept 2016
Midland Daily News Letter to the editor on the Flint Water Crisis published in print on 10 August 2016 Midland Daily News
Safety for All
Penn State Energy Days, 19-20 May 2016  
World Congress on Industrial Biotech, San Diego, April 2016 - Board of Directors  
World Economic Forum Session on Biotech, Montreal, 22 July 2015  
DOE Proposal Review in Golden, CO, 26 February 2015  
World Economic Forum Boston Meeting on Energy, 15 April 2014  
BIO Industrial Biotech Board
White House's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership  
American Chemical Society, Indianapolis National Meeting, Panel Discussion: Role and Value of Social Networking in Advancing the Chemical Sciences, 9 September 2013.
I have been asked to serve on the Advisory Board of the NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology - first meeting 17 January 2013 link
I was quoted in Waltz, Emily. "Algal biofuels questioned." Nature Biotechnology 31, no. 1 (2013): 12-12.  Perhaps the only time I'll be quoted in the same article as the great Craig Venter. linkdoi:10.1038/nbt0113-12a
DOE Office of the Biomass Program 2011 Biennial Review Report, February 2012 (review conducted 27-28 June 2011) - steering committee co-chair

DOE Office of the Biomass Program 2009 Biennial Platform Review, December 2009 - review panel chair link
Thermochemical Conversion Reviewers Report, 15 July 2009 - review panel chair link
DOE Office of the Biomass Program 2007 Biennial Platform Review, December 2007 - review panel chair link


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