Spreadsheet Techniques and Problem-Solving for Chemical Engineers

Originally delivered Oct 27, 2010
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Many chemical engineers are self-taught in the use of spreadsheets for day-to-day problem-solving, which is testimony to the inherent usefulness of this tool. Although spreadsheet software was developed for financial calculations, engineers and scientists in all fields have found spreadsheets to be their tool of choice.

In this webinar, Dr. Clough focuses on two topics. First, he discusses and illustrates via live spreadsheet demonstrations sound techniques that chemical engineers should know in order to create well-designed spreadsheets in an efficient manner. In the second part of the webinar, he illustrates several common problem-solving scenarios that are representative of chemical engineering calculations. At the conclusion of the presentation and demonstrations, Dr. Clough entertains questions from the webinar attendees.

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David E. Clough

David Clough is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado. He has been on the faculty there for 40 years. Professor Clough has been teaching spreadsheets to undergraduate chemical engineers for 30 years. He has also taught, in collaboration with Miles Julian, more than 100 spreadsheets courses for AIChE in the last 25 years. Professor Clough continues to teach in-person AIChE courses and also offers two popular on-line spreadsheet courses via AIChE eLearning.

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