About Me

Name's Josh.

If you don't know me, I won't bother trying to give you the details - there's a whole lot more about me that you could learn from reading my posts than what I could write here.

I'm trained as a chemical engineer and work in refining, chemicals, and energy market intelligence and consulting. I specialize in biofuels, green chemistry, the scale-up of industrial processes and (more recently) alkylates. I can speak and write a decent amount of Chinese and play the clarinet, among many other increasingly esoteric and odd hobbies. I live in the greater New York city metropolitan area, along with some several million other people and several unique species of meta-human, and someday will have enough time to raise a puppy.

If you would like to contact me, leave a comment.

If you want to meet me in person, then let's just say I know better than to meet someone I know only from the internet unless I can bring a tazer.

Any views posted on this blog are purely my own and do not represent the opinions of my employer, which will remain unnamed. All information is sourced from publicly available materials and does not draw on privileged or confidential resources. None of the information I present here should be construed as investment advice.

I frequently post on The Economist under the pen name Ah Beng, pronounced a-bîng. It's the hokkien way of saying the nickname 阿明. Those who've spent a decent amount of time in Singapore will also note that it is the name for the local version of a guido.

I have two cats, whose names are Kelvin and Hobbes, both Maine Coons. They occasionally show up in my posts. They are below. Yes, Hobbes is sitting on one of my diplomas and yes, those are practice swords. I told you I have odd hobbies.