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Navigating a Career in CRE Virtual Panel Event

Originally delivered Feb 18, 2022
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We are excited to announce the virtual Navigating a Career in CRE panel event, organized by the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of the CRE division. We will be featuring professionals from academia, and national laboratories working in the field of catalysis and reaction engineering. Panelists will discuss their career paths, the role of diversity and inclusion in their careers, and advice on how to navigate a dynamic and fulfilling career in the field of catalysis and reaction engineering.


Ilke Arslan

Ilke Arslan is the director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials and the Nanoscience and Technology division at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Arslan joined Argonne in 2017 as group leader for Electron and X-ray Microscopy. From 2011 to 2017, she worked as a senior scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. From 2008 to 2017, she held a faculty position in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department at the University of California, Davis, and from 2006 to 2008, she was a Truman Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Arslan has a...Read more

Anne Gaffney

Dr. Anne M. Gaffney is the Chief Science Officer of Idaho National Laboratory and Distinguished National Lab Fellow (2014 – present).  She has thirty-four years of experience working in industry inventing and commercializing new technologies for major chemical manufacturing companies including Koch Industries, Lummus Technology, Dow, Dupont and ARCO Chemical Company.Read more

JoAnn Slama Lighty

Dr. JoAnn Slama Lighty serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State University, where she is also a Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. Prior to this appointment at Boise State University, she was on faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah for almost 29 years. During her tenure as a professor, she was Chair of the department and held several other leadership positions. Since October 2013 until her move to Boise State in July 2017, she served as the Division Director for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and...Read more

Bihter Padak

Through her research, Padak is working to curb the environmental impact of generating electricity from fossil fuels, focusing on emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and trace metals. She sees her research group’s work applying to oxy-combustion of coal, chemical looping combustion, and high-hydrogen-content fuel combustion in gas turbines.

Padak didn’t just stumble into her career. Becoming a professor has been a lifelong dream of hers, and her interest in chemistry was sparked in high school. A chemical reaction engineering course during her...Read more

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