ExxonMobil Researcher Tim Nedwed Recognized for Oil Spill Response Technology Development

Tue Jan 8, 2013 4:38pm EST

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* Receives Edith and Peter O`Donnell Award for Technology Innovation 
* Awarded by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas 
* Leads research program developing new methods and technologies

IRVING, Texas--(Business Wire)--
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that Timothy J. Nedwed,
Ph.D., has received the prestigious Edith and Peter O`Donnell Award for
Technology Innovation for his work in the development of offshore oil spill
response technologies. 

Dr. Nedwed leads the oil spill response research program for ExxonMobil Upstream
Research Company in Houston. His innovative research has been instrumental in
furthering industry`s capabilities for responding to potential offshore oil

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) will honor
Dr. Nedwed and other recipients of the Edith and Peter O`Donnell Awards on
January 17 at a banquet in Dallas. 

"Tim Nedwed is a true innovator. He sees things differently, envisions the
possibilities and makes connections where none existed before," said Sara N.
Ortwein, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. "His research is
critical to our industry`s continued success and has resulted in dramatic
benefits to the environment. We are pleased his efforts are being recognized by
such a prestigious organization." 

Dr. Nedwed conducts research to develop new oil spill response technologies and
to study oil spill fate and effects. His primary areas of focus are in situ
burning, dispersants and remote detection. 

"It is essential that our growing energy requirements be met with a strong
commitment to safeguard the environment," said Dr. William Brinkley, TAMEST`s
2012 president. "We are especially pleased to recognize Dr. Timothy Nedwed as
the 2013 O`Donnell Award recipient in Technology Innovation for his research in
oil spill response technologies." 

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas was founded in 2004 to
provide broader recognition of the state`s top technical achievers, and to build
a stronger identity for Texas as a center of achievement in these fields. The
awards are named in honor of Edith and Peter O`Donnell who are among the state`s
staunchest advocates for excellence in scientific advancement and STEM

About ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company is the Upstream research affiliate of Exxon
Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), a leading global oil, natural gas, and
petrochemicals company with operations in nearly 200 countries and territories
worldwide. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company is charged with developing an
industry-leading array of proprietary technologies that support the
Corporation's continued leadership position in exploration, development,
production and gas commercialization. For more information, visit

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