Dr. John P. “Jack” Dever


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

M.S., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University

B.S., Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University

Dr. John P. (Jack) Dever is the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the chemical technology programs, including lab, pilot plant and manufacturing technology development. He joined AVN Corp. in 2011. Prior to his current role, Dr. Dever was Director of Process Technology and Process Engineering, responsible for later stage process development work, including modeling and piloting of technologies developed in AVN or customer labs.

Prior to joining AVN, he was employed by Union Carbide and subsequently the Dow Chemical Company for 28 years in a number of roles from R&D to manufacturing and engineering. He has led groups that have successfully developed and brought to commercialization two technologies, was the production manager for the first implementation of one of the technologies, and led a group identifying and implementing new technologies across a global business.

Dr. Dever holds several patents and was recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) with the 2023 Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice. He was inducted into the Academy of Engineers at West Virginia University in 2021, which recognizes graduates who bring honor to the chemical engineering industry. In addition, in 2020 he was elected as an AIChE Fellow, a peer-nominated recognition of distinctive professional achievements.

Dr. Dever received a bachelor of science and a master of science in chemical engineering from West Virginia University, and he received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

*The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC) was acquired by AVN Corp. (AVN) in 2023.