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Margaret Wu is a retired Senior Scientific Advisor at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. She received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Taipei Technology University in Taiwan and PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from University of Rochester. Margaret started her industrial career as a research chemist in petrochemical area at Mobil Chemical Research Co. in Edison, NJ after a short transition at American Cyanamid Co. She has since moved in various Mobil and ExxonMobil organizations engaging in research in plastics, specialty chemicals and synthetic lubricant businesses. Margaret is a key inventor and leader to the successful commercialization of two new synthetic lubricant base stocks with significant business impact. These lubricants contribute to better machine protection, energy efficiency and reduced waste oil. Margaret is also a leading expert in zeolite catalysis and polymerization chemistry. She has more than 100 issued US patents and more than 200 published foreign patents. She published numerous reviewed articles and was consulted widely. She has received numerous internal and external awards, such as 2005 and 2014 Thomas Edison Patent Awards, 2007 ACS Industry Chemistry Award, 2008 NJ Top 10 Scientists Award, etc. Margaret is always a strong supporter and mentor to young technical personnel. She was a founding member and champion of Woman’s Interest Network at work. She was active in many professional organizations (ACS, AICHE, STLE, CACS, etc.) and participated in various forums representing petroleum business.