2018 Board of Directors

AIChE's Board of Directors for 2018: Front row from left: Freeman Self, T. Bond Calloway, Jr., Christine Seymour, Kimberly Ogden, Rosemarie D. Wesson. Back row from left: Joseph Powell, Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Lee, Gregory Frank, Kate Gawel, Al Sacco, Marianthi Ierapetritou, Timothy Olsen, Meagan Lewis, Billy Bardin, June Wispelwey (AIChE Executive Director), Timothy Odi. Not shown: Kristi Anseth, Lori McDowell.

2018 AIChE Board of Directors

Officers

Christine Seymour, President

Christine Seymour is a director in Global Regulatory Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls at Pfizer Inc., where she leads the regulatory strategy and implementation for a portfolio of projects across all phases of drug development, commercial applications and established products.

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Kimberly Ogden, President-Elect

Kimberly Ogden is Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Institute for Energy Solutions at the Univ. of Arizona. She is part-owner of Ogden and Associates, LLC.

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T. Bond Calloway, Past President

Bond Calloway is an Associate Laboratory Director at the Savannah River National Laboratory, where he leads a team of scientists and engineers conducting energy research. He has more than 30 years of industrial experience in research and development, design, construction, and operation of nuclear/chemical plants.

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Freeman E. Self, Secretary

Freeman is a process engineer with Bechtel, specializing in process safety. He received a BChE from Georgia Tech, MSChE from Rice Univ. and MBA from the Univ. of Houston. 

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Rosemarie D. Wesson, Treasurer

Rosemarie (Rose) Wesson is the Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering in The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of the City Univ. of New York.

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Executive Director

June Wispelwey, Executive Director, AIChE

June Wispelwey, executive director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a chemical engineer and business leader with vast work experience in the chemical and bio-pharmaceutical fields. 

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Directors

Gregory T. Frank

Gregory Frank is Principal Engineer at Amgen, with responsibility for managing process engineering and technology development. Greg’s industrial career includes developing and commercializing synthetic and biologic pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals at Amgen, Promega, and Merck. 

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Billy B. Bardin

Operations Technology Director at The Dow Chemical Co. (Freeport, TX), where he leads technology and innovation for manufacturing and engineering and has responsibilities for all commercialized technologies. Billy joined Union Carbide/Dow R&D in 2000 as leader of alternative feedstocks and high throughput heterogeneous catalysis research.

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Meagan Lewis

Meagan Lewis is a Product Line Manager in the Catalyst, Adsorbents, and Specialties group at UOP, a Honeywell Co. Meagan joined UOP in 2008, and has held roles in project management and field service for the Technical Services group.

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Timothy Olsen

Tim Olsen is an AIChE Fellow and has 27 years’ experience in the refining industry, of which 19 years have been with Emerson Automation Solutions.

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Marianthi Ierapetritou

Marianthi Ierapetritou is Professor and Chair in the Dept. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers Univ. She has 25 years of research experience in process systems engineering, more than 200 journal publications, has graduated 22 PhD students...

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Timothy O. Odi

Dr. Timothy O. Odi is an Engineering Fellow at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. He has over 23 years diversified chemical engineering experience in research and development, process engineering, modeling and optimization with two global chemical/petrochemical USA companies.

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Joseph B. Powell

Joe Powell (Joseph B. Powell, Ph.D.) is an AIChE Fellow and Shell’s Chief Scientist - Chemical Engineering.  In 1988 he joined the Process Development Department at Shell Technology Center Houston, where he has led major R&D programs in new chemical processes, biofuels, and enhanced oil recovery, in addition to a Hunters innovation group.

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Kristi Anseth

Kristi Anseth is Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Associate Faculty Director of the BioFrontiers Institute at the Univ. of Colorado. 

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Lori McDowell

Lori McDowell is currently Director of Business Development for Matheson, with responsibility for growing the refining, chemicals, and energy sectors.

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Katherine (Kate) Gawel

Kate Gawel is a product developer for the North American biscuit group of Mondelez International (East Hanover, NJ), where she works closely with marketing, operations, and packaging to create new products for the company’s $1.2 billion club, multipacks, and immediate consumption business, including iconic brands such as OREO and Ritz.

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Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Lee

Mary Kathryn (Kathy) Lee is a chemical engineer at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research (Annandale, NJ). She has a BS in chemical engineering from MIT (1982) and attended North Carolina State Univ. as a G.E.M. scholar, graduating in 1984 with an MS in chemical engineering and a minor in science education.

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Al Sacco, Jr.

Professor Sacco received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University; and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT. He was appointed and served as the George A. Snell Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University from 1997-2010 when he became the Dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering in 2011.  

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