AIChE Fellows - Who, Why & How?

Originally delivered Jul 23, 2015
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John P. O'Connell tells of this history and criteria of the AIChE Fellow membership class, and hosts a panel of Fellows to speak about becoming a Fellow.


Laura Gimpelson

Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states with more than 30 years of experience in the use of green remediation technologies to address contamination from organic and inorganic compounds, heavy metals and explosives; implementation and auditing of industrial and commercial environmental and safety compliance programs; and site assessments using USEPA, AAI, ASTM and FDIC protocols. Former RCRA enforcement officer with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 6 office in Dallas, Texas

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Dr. John P. O'Connell

John P. O'Connell is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has a BA from Pomona College, BS and MS from MIT, and Ph.D. from U. Calif. (Berkeley). He was on the faculty at the University of Florida from 1966 - 1988 including Department Chair from 1981-1985. He was at Virginia from 1988 - 2013 including Department Chair from 1988-1993...Read more

Otis Shelton

Otis Shelton received his B.S. and M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. In 1967, he joined Union Carbide Corporation in Texas City, Texas where he held various manufacturing assignments in low density polyethylene production, suspension/non-solvent vinyl chloride production and operations supervision of the Texas City Marine Terminal. Later, he worked in corporate human relations recruiting engineers for Union Carbide’s US operations. Mr. Shelton worked at Union Carbide’s Global Headquarters in New York as a business analyst for the silicones/urethanes...Read more

Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe

Dr. Ranil Wickramasinghe obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  He obtained his PhD, also in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Minnesota.  After obtaining his PhD, Professor Wickramasinghe worked in the biotechnology industry for Sepracor Inc. and later Hemasure Inc., in Marlborough, MA as well as Biogen IDEC in Boston, MA.  He joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Colorado State University in 1998.  He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas in...Read more

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