Doing a World of Good Raj & Kamla Gupta Podcast Series

The 2018 season of the Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast Series debuted in May. The podcasts, which began in 2016, feature interviews with some of the profession’s most prominent leaders and innovators, and reveal the many ways in which the work of chemical engineers improves human lives. To date, three podcast episodes have been published in 2018, with more interviews to premier throughout the year, and all the podcasts are available at You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunesStitcher, Google Play, and Tune In.

This year the podcast was renamed the Doing a World of Good Raj and Kamla Gupta Podcast Series. The Gupta Family UJALA Foundation contributed a $50,000 leadership gift to sponsor the AIChE Foundation’s podcast series. This gift will fund 20 future episodes.

Episode 9: Nance Dicciani, Ruby Chandy, Kim Ann Mink, and Suzanne Rowland

In this episode of the podcast, you'll meet Nance Dicciani, Ruby Chandy, Kim Ann Mink, and Suzanne Rowland, four women who have all significantly contributed to the advancement of both the chemical engineering field and the business world. Nance, Ruby, Kim Ann, and Suzanne discuss how the chemical business and the role of the chemical engineer is changing, and their roles as change agents over the course of their careers.

Episode 8: Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond

In this episode of the podcast, you'll meet Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond, all of whom are active in AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee. Gilda, Christine, and Paula discuss their involvement with the Minority Affairs Committee, their experiences educating engineering students, how working in an educational setting has shaped their approaches to chemical engineering, and the social needs that chemical engineering is particularly good at addressing.

Episode 7: Kelly Barb and John Cirucci

This is the first episode of 2018 and features Kelly Barb and John Cirucci, co-chairs of AIChE's Global Social Initiatives Committee, a working group dedicated to promoting volunteerism and social action within the organization. Kelly and John talk about their own experiences with volunteering, the biggest need in the world today where chemical engineering can make a difference, and what the committee and AIChE are doing to promote and encourage ongoing commitments to societal improvements.