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STT = St. Thomas Campus,
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

STX = Albert A. Sheen Campus,
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

STJ = St. John Academic Center,
St. John, US Virgin Islands

Douglas, Eric D, MSc, PE

Assistant Professor of Process Technology
College of Science and Mathematics




RT Park Building, Room 120A


Applied Mathematics
Process Technology

Office Hours

Mon: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tues: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thurs: 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Mr. Douglas completed his undergraduate degree in Chemistry (Summa Cum Laude)  at the University of the Virgin Islands and his master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Auburn University. Mr. Douglas’s education at the graduate level was focused on chemical process design and computer simulations. His engineering experience includes seven years with Dow Chemical, three years with Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corp. (HOVIC, now HOVENSA), two years with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) and fifteen years with Maguire Group Inc.  His teaching experience covers 18 years including six years as a part-time faculty member and twelve years as a full-time faculty member (Program Director/Assistant Professor) on the St. Croix Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Virgin Islands.

At Dow Chemical, Mr. Douglas was a senior research engineer working on coal gasification, petrochemical process technology development, statistical data analysis, math models and computer process simulation development, and environmental services.

As a senior process engineer with HOVIC, he provided technical support to refinery operational units including atmospheric distillation towers, vacuum distillation towers, visbreakers, distillate desulfurizers, platformers, sulfur recovery and treatment units, and wastewater treatment units.

He also spent two years with WAPA engaged in the installation and management of portable water system projects including water purification and treatment, waterline installation, meter sizing, and reverse osmosis plant commissioning and operations.

Mr. Douglas joined Maguire in 1996 as a Senior Project Manager and the Virgin Islands Location Manager. Mr. Douglas has helped expand the commitment of Maguire to its USVI clients and projects.  Responsibilities included administration of the Virgin Islands office, marketing of engineering services provided by Maguire, generating environmental assessment reports, applying for environmental permits (CZM, Air Permits,TPDES, Terminal License, Earth Change), proposal and technical report writing, and managing an assortment of projects including solid waste management, landfill design and operations, demolition of buildings, marine facilities design and construction, flood control design, and water systems design.

From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Douglas was a part-time lecturer on the St. Croix Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). He taught statistics and general chemistry.

In 2002, Mr. Douglas became a full-time professor and Program Director for Process Technology Program; He manages the A.A.S. degree program in Process Technology at the University of the Virgin Islands. The program has produced over one hundred (100) graduates and prepares students for employment as operations technicians in the process industry. The process industry includes oil production and refining, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, power generation, utilities, wastewater treatment facilities maintenance and food processing.

He teaches several of the "Process Technology” courses. Topics covered include a wide range of technical subjects on pumps, steam turbines, furnaces, boilers, heat exchangers, distillation towers, compressors, valves, piping, storage tanks, instrumentation and control, as well as the various processing units in an oil refinery.

Mr. Douglas also conducts training in environmental compliance and process technology for private industry on an as-needed basis.

Technical Expertise

  • Project Management
  • Industrial/Environmental Compliance and Permitting including SWPPP, SPCC, Air and CZM Permits
  • Environmental Assessment  Reports
  • Environmental Phase I Studies
  • Industrial Training
  • Water System design
  • Oil Refinery Operations
  • Chemical Process Simulation, Troubleshooting and Optimization