Detlef Hohl

Detlef Hohl

Company: Shell

Job title: Chief Scientist


Detlef Hohl is Shell’s Chief Scientist for Computational and Data Science. He studied chemistry (MSc) at Technical University of Munich, and holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Technical University of Aachen. Detlef spent 2 years as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Dept. of Physics and NCSA). Before joining Shell, he was senior scientist at the German National Laboratory Forschungszentrum Jülich. Detlef started at Shell’s Houston Bellaire Technology Center in seismic imaging and inversion research, then was R&D team leader for Quantitative Reservoir Management and later Shell’s R&D General Manager Computation and Modeling. Detlef is adjunct professor at Rice University (Earth Sciences and Computational and Applied Math), and visiting scholar at the UK National data science laboratory Alan Turing Institute. He held various temporary and visiting positions at SISSA Trieste, NIST and Stanford University and is co-author of 60 reviewed journal and proceedings publications in condensed matter physics, astrophysics, chemistry, petroleum engineering, earth sciences and computer science.


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