Live Webinar - "RAPID RACER AMPD: Back to the Future" hosted by Dr. Cheryl Teich, Teich Process Development LLC | AIChE

Live Webinar - "RAPID RACER AMPD: Back to the Future" hosted by Dr. Cheryl Teich, Teich Process Development LLC

Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 2:00pm CDT
Virtual / Online

Join the Process Development Division, Wednesday, June 7 at 02:00 PM Central Time for our live webinar presentation, "RAPID RACER AMPD:  Back to the Future," hosted by Dr. Cheryl Teich, Teich Process Development LLC. Register here as well as via the button below. A copy of the slides presented is available below. A webcast of this event is available on the AIChE Academy and is free to Process Development Division members here.

Presentation Abstract:

The RAPID RACER AMPD (Accelerated Modular Process Development) program kicked off in March 2022 with the following goals:

  • Develop and disseminate an accelerated process development (PD) framework based on standardized modular process operations.
  • Setup and operate a modular process development Center of Excellence (COE) at AVN (formerly MATRIC) in South Charleston, WV.
  •  Demonstrate the accelerated process development framework for a currently offshored API precursor specialty chemical.

A key step in developing the framework was assessing historical best practices in process development.  The assessment revisited the contributions of the AIChE Process Development Division in charting and sharing industrial best practices. In retrospect, the Division’s first Process Development Symposium (Split Rock, PA, June 2003) established the high bar for process development best practices.   The webinar will show how learnings from the 2003 PDS provided a starting point for the RAPID RACER AMPD work and how they informed the full development of the PD framework.

RAPID RACER AMPD is funded under the financial assistance award 70NANB22H006 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Cheryl Teich formed Teich Process Development LLC in 2019 after retiring from The Dow Chemical Company as the Reaction Engineering Expertise Area Leader within the Company’s Operations (Manufacturing and Engineering) organization.  Cheryl led a virtual, global group of experts, charged with providing reaction engineering expertise across the corporation over a wide range of development and manufacturing scales.  Cheryl joined Dow in 2009 during its acquisition of Rohm and Haas, having joined the latter after earning her PhD.  Over the course of her career at Dow/Rohm and Haas, Cheryl demonstrated an ever-increasing breadth, depth, leadership and management in process development, scaleup and improvement of reaction systems across a range of products, processes, and businesses.  Her work has encompassed inorganic and organic small molecule chemistry, polymerization technologies, and multiphase reactive and non-reactive systems.  She has been an official and unofficial coach and mentor to numerous early career chemical engineers and scientists in Operations and R&D roles.

Cheryl holds S.B. and S.M. degrees from MIT and a PhD from the Stevens Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. She has been an adjunct professor of chemical engineering at Stevens and has served on various NSF and DOE review panels, on the United Engineering Foundation Board and the External Advisory Board of the CCNY Chemical Engineering Department. Cheryl serves on the Board of the Science History Institute (Philadelphia, PA), chairs its Audit Committee, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia. An AIChE Fellow, Cheryl chaired the Institute Awards Committee in 2019 – 2020, and had the honor of being the 2015 President of the Institute.