Dr. Glen Merfeld is Chief Technology Officer for Albemarle’s Lithium global business unit. He joined Albemarle in 2018. Glen’s technology responsibility spans from minerals in the ground to products in the market and his team is comprised of mining engineers, hydrogeologists, chemists & chemical engineers, material scientists, economists, mathematicians, and data scientists. His organization is helping to grow Albemarle’s position in leading lithium resources, cutting-edge separations & materials technologies, and performance-differentiated products. They do this by connecting deep physics-based understanding of minerals and materials to market-driven demand – this links what is technically possible to what is commercially valuable and helps Albemarle make smarter, faster decisions. Prior to joining Albemarle, Glen spent 20 years creating advanced materials, new products, and intelligent analytics for General Electric. Glen has a doctorate in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. He holds 14 patents and 28 invention disclosures and has authored more than 35 publications.