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Walter R. May, Ph.D.

Walter R. May, Ph.D.

Walter May received a B.S. degree from Memphis State University in chemistry and mathematics and a Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University in chemistry and physics.  He has published more than forty technical papers, listed as inventor on twenty-five patents and contributed chapters for reference works.  He is author of  "U.S. Energy Independence - A Plan for Energy Independence by 2020"  published in 2008 and “The Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Fuel Combustion” published in 2013.

Dr. May has worked in the petroleum industry since 1966 and was co-founder of SFA Technologies in 1980.  The company moved to Houston, TX in 1993 and reorganized as SFA International, a Texas corporation.  In 2014, SFA International merged with two of its distributors to form Efficient Fuel Solutions, Inc.

He has made major contributions to the technology of using hydrocarbon fuels in environmental safe ways.

Walter is president of Walter May & Associates, a consulting firm knowledgeable in many aspects of petroleum fuel combustion processes.  This company provides expert witness testimonials in legal matters.  He is available for lectures and speaking engagements.  He has been invited to share his knowledge at seminars around the world.

Walter and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Houston, TX where they take great joy in spoiling grandchildren.  He is or has been a member of several professional and social organizations.  Walter is a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church where he is a Eucharistic Minister and Lector, and participates in the hospital ministry.  Walter's passion is music.  He is a classically trained concert pianist and Rachmaninoff's concertos are his favorites.  Walter enjoys giving benefit performances for charity and church organizations.

You can reach Dr. May in Houston at (713) 899-7382, by fax at (713) 983-0881 or via e-mail to

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