AGILE Award Lecture

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:00pm-7:00pm PST

The inaugural AGILE Award lecture will be presented by Rajeev Gautam, Chief Executive Officer of UOP, a Honeywell Company.

Strategic Imperatives for the Hydrocarbon Industries

As the leading international supplier of catalysts, adsorbents, equipment and process technology for the petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemicals and renewable energy industries, UOP has pioneered and implemented some of the most innovative and productive technologies in use today. We are now on the brink of momentous changes in our industry. Feedstocks derived from natural gas, biomass and coal are finding a foothold in the production of fuels and petrochemicals and new processing routes are being proven and gaining commercial acceptance. This is an exciting time for researchers, technology developers and anyone entering the field of chemical engineering, and the next few years will provide many new opportunities and challenges. The AGILE Award Lecture will provide a strategic survey of the major issues facing the hydrocarbon industries and discuss how chemical engineers are applying new science and technologies to address some of these challenges.

Rajeev Gautam

Dr. Rajeev Gautam serves as president and chief executive officer of Honeywell’s UOP, a strategic business unit of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. Honeywell’s UOP is a leading international supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing industries.

Before being named to his current post, Rajeev served as vice president and chief technology officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. During the last 30 years he has held key...