10C 2025 Programming Coordinator - CAST 2022 Election Results | AIChE

10C 2025 Programming Coordinator - CAST 2022 Election Results

Congratulations to Dr. Manjiri Moharir, the newly elected 10C 2025 Programming Coordinator. Manjiri is an alumna of the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) Department at the University of Minnesota (Twin-Cities), currently working in ExxonMobil. She was a graduate student in CEMS from 2014 to 2019. Her thesis was focused on determining the optimal decompositions of integrated chemical networks for distributed control. In ExxonMobil, Manjiri worked in the Real-Time Optimization (RTO) Department from June 2019 to December 2020 where her work entailed modeling fit-for-purpose models of chemical reactors, setting up plant-wide optimization problems, and evaluating the optimized conditions to ensure continuous value generation. Since December 2020, Manjiri has worked as a compositional modeler enabling fuel generation from renewable feedstocks by building high-fidelity models with tens of thousands of components and reactions. These models are used for selecting environmentally optimum feedstocks and optimizing plant operations. Manjiri has contributed as a reviewer for the AIChE Journal, the Conference on Decision and Control, and the American Control Conference since 2018 and has been chairing sessions at the AIChE Annual Meeting since 2020. She has also organized and served at multiple sessions addressing diversity and inclusion at University of Minnesota.