Luncheon Recap: 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8-13

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Keynote Speaker: Elsa Reichmanis, Brook Byers Professor of Sustainability and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Excursions in Research – A Path to a Balanced Portfolio”

Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Grand Ballroom B, November 9, 2015

At our annual networking luncheon, Prof. Reichmanis spoke about her non­traditional career path through industry and academia. She related how her time at Bells Labs led to her current position at Georgia Tech."

Elsa Reichmanis is Brook Byers Professor of Sustainability and Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, she was Bell Labs Fellow and Director of the Materials Research Department, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. She received her Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Chemistry from Syracuse University. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has received several awards for her work. She has also been active in professional societies; she served as 2003 President of the ACS, and has participated in many National Research Council activities. Her research, at the interface of chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, optics, and electronics, spans from fundamental concept to technology development and implementation. Her interests include the chemistry, properties and application of materials technologies for photonic and electronic applications, with particular focus on polymeric and nanostructured materials for advanced technologies.