Vijay Swarup

ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company

Vice President, Research & Development

Vijay Swarup has served as the Vice President of Research and Development at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company since November 2014. Subsequent to joining the company in 1987 as an engineer at Exxon Research and Engineering in Clinton, New Jersey, he has progressed through a variety of engineering, planning, and managerial roles at company locations in Redwater, Alberta, Canada; Baytown, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Texas; and Fairfax, Virginia. In 2006 Dr. Swarup became the Global Technology Planning Manager for ExxonMobil Chemical. In 2008 he was appointed Global Olefins Marketing Manager for ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He moved from Houston, Texas, to Fairfax, Virginia, in 2010 to become Vice President of Basestocks, Specialties, and Asphalt for ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties Company. He was appointed Manager of Planning and Business Development for ExxonMobil Chemical in April 2012. In April 2013 Dr. Swarup was appointed Corporate Strategic Research Manager for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. Dr. Swarup holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a PhD in chemical engineering from Rutgers University. 


Wednesday, October 28

  • 07:30pm - 08:05pm


    Indian Energy Innovation

    Energy companies are making efforts to reinvent themselves by taking advantage of new technologies to make their operations safe, reliable, and efficient. Innovations in digitalization and clean energy solutions offer the prospect to increase sustainability, productivity, and efficiency of existing activities throughout the energy chain. New opportunities are emerging in the production and transportation of energy, and in how companies interact with consumers.

    What is the state of energy innovation in India?
    Which technologies offer the most promise?
    Can the industry rapidly deploy new innovations?
    Which types of players and partnerships hold the key?
    How can the Indian diaspora help accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in India?