Dr. Bob Maughon


As of April 2019, Bob Maughon is the Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer at SABIC.

Bob began his career with Dow in 1998, working in the Central Research laboratories on a variety of programs ranging from heterogeneous hydrogenation catalysis, ring opening polymerization, homogeneous catalysis, and alternative feedstocks. In 2006, he was named the director of Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis, where he was responsible for leading inorganic chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and high-throughput research with responsibilities for the development of new technologies for chemical and renewable feedstocks and advantaged catalytic processes. From 2008-2010, he served as the lead R&D director for the Hydrocarbons and Energy Business, and from 2010-2013, he served as the R&D director for Dow Pharma & Food Solutions in the Functional Materials Business Group.  Prior to his current role, he was the R&D Vice President for Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbons at Dow.

Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Rice University in 1993 and his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1998.