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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.
Dr. Sergio Kapusta

Dr. Sergio Kapusta

Chief Scientist
Shell

Sergio Kapusta is Chief Materials Scientist of the Royal Dutch Shell and Manager of Physics & Materials Research at Shell International E&P, Inc., based in Houston, where he oversees research and development in the areas of materials, corrosion, asset integrity, reliability, energy efficiency, and sensors. Kapusta has been employed with Shell Oil Company for 30 years. During this time, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in Research, Engineering and Operations, in all major segments of the oil and gas business: production, transportation, and processing and he has actively led and contributed to the implantation of nanotechnology-based techniques into the oilfield. He has also consulted with major oil and gas companies all over the world on topics of corrosion, risk assessment and materials selection. Among his clients are BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, PDVSA, Petrobras, PetroChina, CNOOC (China), and Repsol-YPF. He is the author of more tan 70 articles and presentations in the areas of electrochemistry, corrosion control, materials, and asset integrity. He is a fellow of NACE, the International Corrosion Society. In 2004, Kapusta was distinguished with the prestigious Technical Accomplishment Award by NACE International. He is a member of SPE and of AIChE, and has held chair roles in various committees of these professional organizations.

Dr. Kapusta received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), and his Ph.D., and M.B.A. from Rice University.