Barbara J. Burger, PhD., is Vice President, Innovation, at Chevron. The Innovation division addresses Chevron’s business needs through the identification and integration of innovative externally-developed technologies that strengthen Chevron’s business now and in the future.
Dr. Burger joined Chevron in 1987 as a research chemist and has held a number of management positions across International Marketing, Chemicals, Technology Marketing and Lubricants. Her many civic and industry affiliations include leadership positions with Houston Exponential and the Houston Symphony Society. Beyond Houston, Dr. Burger serves on the leadership counsel for Cyclotron Road, the external advisory council for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the governing board of the MIT Energy Initiative and is a member of the MIT Visiting Committee. She was recently appointed to the Board of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Climate Investment LLP. Dr. Burger is an active alumnus of the University of Rochester where she serves on the Board of Trustees and the university’s River Campus Libraries National Council. She established the Barbara J. Burger Endowed Scholarship in the Sciences and founded the Barbara J. Burger iZone, where students generate, refine, and communicate ideas for social, cultural, community and economic impact.
Dr. Burger holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Rochester, a doctoral degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and an academic honor MBA in finance from the University of California, Berkeley.