John F. McKibben, Ph.D.

Technology Section Head, Procter and Gamble


Dr. John F. McKibben leads the Modeling and Simulation efforts in Procter & Gamble's Family Care Business Unit. His group supports product development, process development, engineering and manufacturing, with disciplines including fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, paper physics, process simulation, reliability engineering, and productions system modeling

Prior to his work in Family Care, he held a similar position in the Fabric and Home Care Business Unit. This global role included significant efforts in building modeling capabilities in Cincinnati, OH; Brussels, Belgium and Newcastle, UK research centers.

Dr. McKibben was one of the pioneers in P&G's Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) efforts, building the corporate CFD organization and training many of its early CFD practitioners. While working in Corporate Engineering he was a lead contributor to P&G's highly successful collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop turbulent multiphase flow simulations of diaper core production processes. He also has fostered extensive external collaborations with organizations including Sandia National Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Miami University, and The University of Cincinnati and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. McKibben received a PhD and MS in Paper Science from The Institute of Paper Science and Technology (now part of Georgia Tech). He also holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University and a BS in Chemistry from Southern Oregon University. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and two sons and enjoys church volunteer work and refereeing soccer.

Workshop Program
updated: 2011-10-19