Scale-up expertise in the fuels, chemicals, and sustainability space.
Mike Schultz is Managing Director of PTI Global Solutions, with scale-up expertise in the fuels, chemicals, and sustainability space, leading the scale up and commercialization of a number innovations to improve existing technology and get breakthrough technology to the market. He has extensive international experience with postings in Malaysia and New Zealand, and frequent travel throughout his career supporting partners and customers in China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, SE Asia, and Europe
Previously Mike was Vice President of Engineering for LanzaTech. During his six years with LanzaTech he led the scale-up and commercialization of first of its kind gas fermentation technology for conversion of waste carbon into fuel and chemical products.
Prior to LanzaTech, Mike spent two years with Battelle Science and Technology Malaysia, where he worked closely with PETRONAS to develop the R&D infrastructure and capabilities for a robust sustainable fuel and chemical portfolio. This followed a ten year tenure at UOP in technology development.
Mike holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He received the 2015 EPA Greener Synthetic Pathway award, and the 2005 Haden Freeman Award for Engineering Excellence from IChemE. Mike has been granted more than 40 US Patents in his career.
Ph.D. (ChemE), UMass-Amherst (1998), BS (ChemE), University of Michigan (1993)
Six Sigma Blackbelt, trained in Stage Gate
UOP 1998-2008: Technology Development & Scaleup, Process Economics
Battelle Science and Technology Malaysia 2008-2010: Strategic Planning, Renewable Energy
LanzaTech 2010—2016: Process Development, Engineering, Partnerships
40+ US Patents Granted, 20+ US Patents Pending, 50+ Foreign Patents Granted + Pending
30+ peer reviewed journal articles and international conference presentations
2015 Greener Synthetic Pathways Award from US EPA
2005 Haden Freeman Award for Engineering Excellence from IChemE