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.