Separation Science and Technology as a Convergence Platform for SusChEM
The NSF identified research in separations science and engineering (SSE) as a key priority for ensuring the sustainability of critical metals. This workshop features presentations and panel discussions on subjects related to the sustainability of critical materials.
Speaker presentations are now available (listed under abstracts in each session - view sessions here).
Participants interested in not only hearing about but also shaping the future of separation science and technology (SST) attended this enthralling NSF-funded workshop where about 20 speakers presented on sustainable chemistry, engineering and materials (SusChEM). For the workshop program and more information about the workshop, click here. For specific information about each section, including speaker abstracts and presentations, click here.
The report for this workshop will be posted soon.
A 1-day symposium was held on Tuesday, August 21 during the 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia: “Ensuring the Sustainability of Critical Materials and Alternatives: Addressing the Fundamental Challenges in Separation Science and Engineering.” Find out more about that workshop and read the report here.
Dr. David T. Allen is the Gertz Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of six books and over 180 papers, primarily in the areas of air quality and pollution prevention. For the past decade, his work has focused primarily on urban air quality and the development of materials for environmental education. Dr. Allen was a lead investigator for the first and second Texas Air Quality Studies, which involved hundreds of researchers drawn from around the world, and...Read more
Dr. Eric Peterson is currently a Senior Manager at Exponent, Inc, where he performs technical process safety and risk analyses within Exponent’s Thermal Sciences practice. Employing his chemical engineering expertise, coupled with that of physics and meteorology, Dr. Peterson provides engineering guidance in the design and verification for all or part of facilities and systems.
He has broad experience in technical process safety in support of the upstream oil and gas industries, its mid- and downstream sectors, the petrochemical, chemical, transportation, and mining
Dr. Karen Pickering has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since 1991, working in water recovery systems technology development in roles ranging from subsystem engineer to project manager.
She is currently the Deputy Chief of the Thermal Systems Branch, leading engineers responsible for active thermal control of the International Space Station as well as development of advanced thermal technologies.
Dr. Pickering earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. She earned Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in...Read more
Darlene Schuster serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainability, an AIChE Technological Community, where she oversees the industry, membership and youth-focused entities formed to advance the science and state of sustainability and the creation of the AIChE Sustainability Index (sm), a benchmark for industry. She also staffs the new AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives.
Dr. Schuster was the Clare Boothe Luce Chair of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University, and held various engineering positions with Gulf Oil Production Research and Chevron Oil Field...Read more