As part of AIChE's Doing a World of Good campaign, we recently interviewed three prominent chemical engineers to discuss various aspects of their careers, including some of their personal achievements, most important professional causes, and their ideas about the future of chemical engineering. This podcast series is just a small part of the larger Doing a World of Good campaign, which is one of the most ambitious fundraising programs in AIChE’s history. Its goal is to drive the profession for decades to come by funding five transformative priorities that advance chemical engineering and bring that expertise to bear in addressing societal needs. These are:
- Attracting and Retaining the Best and the Brightest
- Education, Training and Career Development
- Research and Innovation
- Safety and Ethical Practice
- Changing Perceptions
Podcast 1: Raj Gupta, New Mountain Capital
In this podcast, Raj Gupta, senior advisor for New Mountain Capital, shares a captivating story of his personal and professional journey to become a leader in the chemical industry. You'll get a first-hand account of how Raj was mentored by family, friends, and other leaders in a way that enabled him to lead and influence others, both professionally and personally.
Listen to AIChE-Doing a World of Good No. 1 with Raj Gupta using the audio player below or subscribe in itunes.
Podcast 2: Ed Cussler, University of Minnesota
In this podcast, Ed Cussler, Distinguished Institute professor at the University of Minnesota, talks about his passion for teaching and mentorship, the evolution of chemical engineering education and student perspectives, and how he sees the profession driving society’s greatest needs. Before his current post at the Univeristy of Minnesota, Ed was a professor of chemical engineering for fifty years at Carnegie-Mellon, and he has made a distinctive impact on the lives and careers of many of our brightest engineers.
Listen to AIChE-Doing a World of Good No. 2 with Ed Cussler using the audio player below or subscribe in itunes.
Podcast 3: Shariq Yosufzai, Chevron
In the third podcast, Shariq Yosufzai, Chevron’s Vice President for Global Diversity, Ombuds, and University Relations, shares with us his personal commitment to inclusion and diversity in the engineering profession and talks about some of the key role models he’s had along the way. As a visionary leader and top executive at Chevron for over 40 years, Shariq has helped shape many of Chevron's pioneering initiatives into education, diversity, economic development, and infrastructure improvement.
Listen to AIChE-Doing a World of Good No. 3 with Shariq Yosufzai using the audio player below or subscribe in itunes.