Steven stepped into the role of Director of Technical Development in December, 2018, after a period spent as a Senior Development Engineer. He joined Optimized Gas Treating, Inc. as a Development Engineer in August, 2016. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2009) from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2016) from the University of Texas at Austin. As an undergraduate, Steven conducted research in extractive distillation in the NSF REU program and developed chemical hazard assessments for the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center and the Department of Homeland Security at Texas A&M University. His postgraduate research focused on measuring and modeling aerosols in CO2 capture by aqueous amines. Steven held the Thrust 2000 Fellowship from the Cockrell School of Engineering while at UT-Austin.