Barry Fish is a Principal Research Scientist and a Chemical Engineer in hydrocarbons research and development at The Dow Chemical Company, based in Freeport, Texas. He has 29 years of experience in research and development with Union Carbide and Dow, starting in 1987 in South Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. Fish holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has worked in many different areas, including process development, plant support, catalyst development, new products, product scale-up and commercialization. He also holds 12 US patents.
In the early 2000s, very few analysts predicted the innovation that would change the landscape in the energy, refining and petrochemical sectors over the next several decades.