2016 Spring Meeting and 12th Global Congress on Process Safety

April 10-14, 2016

The AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered. Plus, the Global Congress on Process Safety covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.

Deadline extended for new abstracts, submit now by November 16th. 

Call for Abstracts 


LNG, LPG, and NGL Safety

New Spotlight session co-sponsored by Spring and GCPS! Combining the previous Gas Utilization Topical with GCPS to elevate visibility.
2016 Spring Monday Luncheon

Spring and GCPS Monday Luncheon

We welcome you to join us listen to Allan J. McDonald at the 2016 AIChE Spring Meeting and 12th GCPS Monday luncheon speaking on "Ethics Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster".

Featured Speakers

Mark K. Cox

Mark K. Cox is Senior Vice President, Chief Manufacturing and Engineering Officer for Eastman Chemical Company.

Mark has responsibility for Eastman's global manufacturing, engineering and construction operations. He was previously Vice President, Worldwide Engineering & Construction, and prior to this was Vice President - Chemicals, Fibers & Performance Polymers Technology.

During his career at Eastman, Mark has served in a variety of management positions, including various leadership roles within the Business Management, Manufacturing, and Technology areas....Read more

Allan J. McDonald

Allan J. McDonald received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 1959 and an M.S. in Engineering Administration from the University of Utah in 1967; retiring in 2001 from ATK Thiokol Propulsion after a 42-year career with the company. He was the Director of the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor Project at the time of the Challenger accident and led the redesign of the solid rocket motors as Vice President of Engineering for Space Operations.Read more

Gord Winkel

Chair, Industrial Professor

Engineering Safety and Risk Management Program

University of Alberta

Retired as a Vice President from Syncrude Canada Ltd., Gord Winkel joined the University of Alberta in 2010 as Chair and Industrial Professor for the Safety and Risk Management Program in the Faculty of Engineering. In this capacity,  Gord has supported the establishment of the David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management in 2015, with safety and risk management as a core competency course...Read more