Steve Taylor, 2014 Lavoisier Medalist
Innovator, Leader, and Mentor for Chloride TiO2 Technology
Stephen (Steve) W. Taylor, Technical Fellow, DuPont Titanium Technologies, is recognized for his 30 years of career achievements through his assignments with Conoco, Nylon Intermediates, and DuPont Titanium Technologies (DTT). As a technology leader in DTT, Steve’s technical and functional expertise is widely recognized to be among the very best in the business. He has been actively engaged in setting technical direction in DTT through his work on capacity expansion efforts, ore strategy, the Chlorination Technology Team, emerging technologies, business sustainability efforts, and many other special projects over the years. His efforts have also involved researching and developing improved manufacturing processes in all aspects of producing TiO2 pigment grades; intermediate TiCl4; and iron-rich co-products via the DuPont chloride route. Mr. Taylor’s input and vision are sought out by engineers and management alike, not only for his expansive knowledge of the entire process, from raw materials to finished products, but also for his ability to develop practical solutions.