A research scientist and new venture development expert, Jeffrey has 35 plus years experience in developing and commercializing new fuels, lubes, and chemicals, generating EBITDA of over $300 million. In 20+ years at Mobil, he led a variety of research groups. In the early 1980’s, he invented fuel-soluble surface-active compounds to clean engine intake system fuel injectors, improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.
His pioneering work led worldwide use of fuel injector cleanliness additives in gasoline and diesel fuels. Since 1/1/1995, Section 211(l) of the Clean Air Act has required that all US gasoline contain a fuel injector cleanliness additive certified by a standardized vehicle test, ASTM D5598.
His extensive expertise includes microstructural engineering and capitalizing on interactions between liquids and nanomaterials. He has invented several processes refineries use to reduce gasoline benzene, improve jet fuel smoke, reduce diesel fuel aromatics, and lower refinery emissions. He also invented a new reactor design for producing gasoline oxygenates to reduce emissions, developed two routes to new, lower-emissions synthetic lubricants, a process for reducing the toxicity of extract oils, and is developing methods to produce improved asphalts from renewable sources.
Jeffrey, a past Chairman of the South Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society, has served as coach and Coaching Committee Chairman for both Early Stage East and Bio-Life-Tech venture events. He has taught over 100 CEOs how to position their early stage companies for venture funding.
Currently a member of American Society of Testing and Materials, he has led a task force to certify a renewable jet fuel derived from lignocellulosic feedstocks. He is also a member of the International Association on Stability and Handling of Fuels, the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, the Coordinating Research Council, the South East Asphalt Users Producers Group, and the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists.
He received B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from The Lock Haven University. He received his doctorate in Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University in 1979. He has 26 patents and more than a dozen technical publications.