Jeffrey J. Scheibel

CENTC Advisory Board Member

Jeffrey J. Scheibel joined The Procter & Gamble in 1986 after receiving his PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Indiana University studying free radical transformations and chemical models for coal liquefaction. 

He is currently a Principal Scientist at P&G and has over 84 US and 30 European granted patents with numerous pending. He has given lectures at multiple universities and has published reviews and articles in various journal publications.   Jeff has spent 22 years developing new surfactant and polymer technology in the Fabric and Home Care Technology Division at P&G, and in 2007 was the recipient of the AOCS Rosen Award for contributions to surfactant science in industry.  For the last 2.5 years, as the chemistry team technical leader of the Sustainable Materials Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division at P&G, Jeff has championed sustainability via the identification of new alternatives for P&G raw materials such as Sugars for fermentation/Chemistry, Algae and Biomass to Liquids (BTL).  He implemented Green Chemistry principals at P&G. 

He is currently working on new ways to convert natural feedstocks into synthetic detergent ingredients as well as bioplastics replacing today’s petroleum derived feedstocks.  He has served in the past as an associate editor on the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents and is currently a member of both the AOCS and ACS.  He has served as P&G’s representative on the IAB (Industrial Advisory Board) at the CEBC (Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis) located at the University of Kansas.   He has also served as an elected member by the IAB on the ETAC board at CEBC.  He is now serving on the advisory board of the NAABB (National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts).