Steven is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at OU. Prior to joining OU in 2011, he carried out research at Phillips 66. He received the NSF CAREER award and was recently named Teigen Presidential Professor and Sam A. Wilson Professor. He has published 45 journal articles with an h index of 23. He has served as GPCS Membership Chair and Secretary, as well as Programming Chair and Member-at-large of the ACS CATL division. If elected, he would further strengthen growth through tutorials and guest lectures while supporting new collaboration opportunities through networking events, member blogs, and resume sharing.