Kenneth Frost, PhD

Kenneth obtained his BA in chemistry in 1966 from Indiana University and his PhD in chemistry in 1971 from the University of California, Davis. For nearly 34 years, he held a variety of technical and management positions at Chevron. He worked on air pollution photochemistry, fuel science, and lubricant science and testing. He managed small teams and large groups developing additive systems to improve gasoline and lubricant performance. Kenneth began at Chevron Research Company in 1971 as a research chemist and retired at the end of 2004 as site manager, Chevron Oronite Technology, Richmond. This has led him to a broad interest in energy topics including conventional fuels, alternative fuels, and alternative energy topics.


Indiana University, BA, Chemistry                                                

UC Davis, PhD, Chemistry

Research Interests

Environmental chemistry, biofuels and energy, and global warming and climate change.

Honors and Awards

  • Adjunct Teacher of the Year, Dominican University of California, 2013


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