Contact Information

  • Soma Chakraborty
    (610) 299-8611


A dynamic, performance-oriented Technology Manager with proven business and diverse technical experience supporting upstream oil and gas chemistries – completions, stimulation, and production. Inventor/co-inventor of more than 25 patents and author/co-author of more than 20 papers. Excels at developing market-focused portfolio strategies, leveraging cross-functional relationships, and implementing value-driven solutions with a focus on driving productivity and EBITDA through technology and innovation.


Houston, TX


Baker Hughes, Houston, TX 7/2008 – 1/2020

Senior Program Manager, Global Chemicals, 2/2018 – 1/2020

Oversaw a portfolio of strategic projects in asset integrity management and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) with a focus on business growth through new technology introduction and maximizing operational efficiency.

Manager / Asset Integrity Management, Chemical and Industrial Services, 2/2015 – 2/2018

Directed asset integrity management sub-product line alignment and supervised budget, intellectual property, expert technical leadership, team competency, and supply chain of new products.

Application Engineer / Technical Sales Champion, Pressure Pumping, 1/2014 – 1/2015

As a solo rotational assignment under the ‘Science and Technology Leadership Development Program’ (STLDP), designed stimulation and cement jobs for more than 16 wells in US shale and served as a lead technical interface for bids and tenders.

Senior Scientist, STLDP, Enterprise, 11/2012 – 12/2013

With 4 peers, participated in a 2-year accelerated STLDP, sponsored by senior management and executive leadership, to develop business acumen, strategic thinking, and finance skills.

Team Lead / Nanotechnology, Completions & Production, 12/2010 – 11/2012

Established multimillion-dollar Nanotechnology laboratory and executed end-to-end team strategy in conjunction with key benchmarks of quality, cost, communication, and timeliness.

Scientist / Technology, Completions & Production, 7/2008 – 11/2010

Established nano-carbon functionalization and nano-processing lab.

Rice University, Houston, TX 10/2005 – 3/2008
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Performed chemistry synthesis and functionalization of graphene and nano-diamonds for increased processability and reliability in water, oil, and organics.

Awards and Certifications

• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute
• Certificate of Finance and Accounting, Rice University
• Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification


- Environment, health, and safety
- Leadership
- Sales enablement
- Chemical engineering
- Marketing strategies
- Program/Project management
- Research and analytics
- Planning and organization
- Problem solving


Ph.D., Chemistry | Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India