David V. Duchane, PhD

David V. Duchane, PhD

Title: President
Company: Chem Geo Solutions
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

David V. Duchane, PhD, President at Chem Geo Solutions, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.

Holding more than 50 years of eminent experience in geothermal energy, water-soluble polymers, and organic chemistry, Dr. Duchane’s professional history dates back to his desire to contribute to improving life using science. Notably, he attained a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Central Michigan University in 1971 and a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1978. Presently, Dr. Duchane excels as the 20-year president of Chem Geo Solutions, in which he is dedicated to showing the potential of using hot dry rock geothermal energy to meet the energy needs of the United States in a nonpolluting fashion.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Duchane was an industrial fellow and visiting scientist at the Phillips Petroleum Company from 1998 to 2000 and a project manager for the Hot Dry Rock Project from 1990 to 1998. Flourishing with the Los Alamos National Laboratory between 1978 and 1990, he had served as a scientist of various levels, deputy group leader in charge of 69 people and group leader of materials technology. He retired from Los Alamos in 2000. Earlier, Dr. Duchane worked in research and development for Kleenex and the Kimberly Clark Corporation from 1969 to 1974 and as a technical salesperson for Hercules from 1967 to 1969.

Reflecting on his illustrious career, Dr. Duchane is particularly fond of receiving a number of patents in the area of water-soluble polymers. In addition, he was granted a Distinguished Performance Award and a Distinguished Patent Award. Dr. Duchane attributes his vast success to a number of areas where new ideas were welcomed. A past member of the American Chemical Society, he enjoys hiking and traveling in his spare time, as he has visited 40 countries and every continent but Antarctica. Looking ahead, Dr. Duchane would like to explore getting “Hot Dry Rock (HDR)” hydrothermal energy to become commercially viable and successful.

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