Dr. Joseph J. Cramer is currently Director Emeritus, Technical Programming, for AIChE. He was appointed Director in 1994 and retired from full time employment in early January of 2012. As Director of Technical Programming he worked with AIChE and its Program Committee (as its Secretary) to develop content for AIChE national and specialty meetings and was responsible strategically for AIChE's technical programming initiatives. Previously, he had more than 20 years experience with Stone and Webster Engineering as an environmental engineer, project manager and program manager. He also worked with Brown and Root and Bechtel as an air quality engineering department head. Dr. Cramer has extensive experience both as an expert witness and in managing others who present expert testimony. During his many years in industry, Dr. Cramer helped to develop a training program for those whose work assignments were likely to require the preparation and presentation of expert testimony. With an attorney colleague, he used this experience to design a two-day course which was offered as an AIChE short course for nearly ten years. Dr. Cramer received his BS and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Chemical Engineering Practice from the MIT Practice School. He is a Fellow of AIChE, a licensed P.E. in Texas, and currently serves on the AIChE's Career and Educational Operating Council Committee and as immediate Past Chair of the Institutes's Admissions Committee. He is also a member of AIChE's Research and New Technology Committee, and the NCEES Chemical Engineering Examination Committee. Past service to the Institute includes a term on AIChE's BOD (1993-1995), and assignments as meeting program chair for an AIChE national meeting (Summer, 1992) and as chair of AIChE's Environmental Engineering Division (1991) as well as serving an original member of the Chemical Engineering Technology Operation Council from its inception until early 2012. In addition to his current volunteer activities in the chemical engineering profession he consults to AIChE and others.
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