Dr. Arthur M. Squires (1916-2012), was an established chemical engineer, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, who invented the technology currently used by MOVA Technologies. As an engineer, he specialized in fluidized beds, petroleum refining, hydro-carbon synthesis, coal conversions, dust filtration, and air pollution control.
He earned his chemical engineering degree from the University of Missouri and continued on to Cornell University where he earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Before he finished his Ph.D., the government recruited him to work on the Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. When World War II ended, he returned to Cornell to finish his degree in 1947. After college, Dr. Squires entered the workforce as a chemical engineer in New York. He was also a consultant to the U.S. Bureau of Mines, the British Government, the United Nations, and Union Carbide. In 1976, he became a chemical engineering professor where he continued working on an application for an inexpensive method of separating carbon dioxide from combustion gases and delivering the carbon dioxide in a pure stream for permanent storage. After his retirement in 1986, he developed the patents that were eventually placed in the Trust. MOVA Technologies has subsequently secured the rights to develop the technology described in the patents.