Matthew Garvey

MATTHEW GARVEY holds the position of Engineering Manager, PetroSkills Simulation Solutions. Matthew delivers on-site training promoting operations excellence for refining and chemical plant personnel utilizing generic process simulators. The most popular courses that Matthew teaches focus on separation units and furnaces with a target audience of console operators.

Since 2014, Matthew has conducted over 75 training sessions for 800 process operators in the US and overseas. In addition to co-teaching these 2-Day Troubleshooting courses, Matthew develops and maintains the INSTO Methodology and generic simulator library of which these courses are centered around.

Matthew also works closely with institutions in the education sector to provide process operations and process safety training for both 4-year Chemical Engineering students, as well as 2-year Process Technology students. Matthew has been a member of the U.S. Military Academy's Chemical Engineering Advisory Board since 2015.

Since 2015, Matthew has had the opportunity to guest lecture for a Process Safety course offered at Columbia University on an annual basis. Matthew has co-authored 5 technical papers along with Dr. Robert Bozic (Columbia University) and Donald Glaser (Simulation Solutions) exploring the implementation of process simulation within the chemical engineering curriculum.

Specifically, Matthew's work with Columbia University has led to the 2019 creation of the "ChemE-Sports" competition which had 14 teams from different universities compete at the Annual AIChE Student Conference to promote process safety at the undergraduate level. Matthew holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University (2014) and is pursuing an MBA from University of Delaware (expected 2021).