Ajay Mehta is the General Manager for New Energies Research & Technology at Shell. He leads a global team of over a hundred scientists and engineers dedicated to developing technology solutions to meet the demand for more and cleaner energy. Over the course of his 24 years career at Shell, he has assumed a broad range of technical and leadership roles in Upstream Exploration & Production, Operations, CO2 Mitigation, Project Engineering, and Technology Management. He is a subject matter expert in natural gas hydrates and has served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
He is a board member of the MIT Sustainability Initiative, Energy Advisory Board at the University of Houston, Carbon Leadership Board at Rice University, Materials and Chemical Directorate at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Institute for Carbon Management at UCLA, Greentown Labs Houston, and the Society of Asian Engineers & Scientists.
Ajay holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.